Berlin, a city full of history and culture, comes alive every year with a special event - the Long Night of Museums ("Lange Nacht der Museen"). In 2023, this captivating event will be even more enchanting, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore the city's most renowned museums and cultural institutions under the shimmering night sky. Join us on a journey of discovery and immerse yourself in the delights of the Long Night of Museums, where art, history and innovation merge into an unforgettable experience.
This year the Long Night of Museums is themed "Sounds of Berlin," startingon August 26th at 6 p.m., with the Lustgarten serving as its central hub for celebration and the opening ceremony.
On this highly anticipated night, Berlin's museums open their doors far beyond their usual opening hours, inviting the curious to a cultural flamboyance. From world-class art galleries to fascinating history museums, the city's rich heritage will be showcased like never before. The Long Night of Museums is a celebration of Berlin's diverse cultural landscape, bringing together people in their shared appreciation of art, knowledge and creativity.
Between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., the Long Night of Museums provides access to a multitude of experiences with a single ticket. With over 700 events spread across more than 70 museums, attendees can enjoy an array of attractions including special exhibitions, captivating installations, engaging short tours, conversations with eyewitnesses of history, live readings by actors, entertaining shows, interactive workshops, delectable culinary offerings, and a diverse range of music from tango to techno.
Beyond traditional exhibits, the Long Night of Museums offers interactive workshops and captivating performances that engage visitors in a whole new way. From live music concerts to theatrical shows, the night becomes a playground of creativity and expression, leaving lasting memories for those who partake in the experience. Check out all the events and performances taking place on their official website.
As you embark on your Long Night adventure, choosing from a multitude of museums can be both thrilling and a bit overwhelming. The event transforms Berlin's cultural landscape into a vibrant tapestry, leading attendees through the city's diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and cultural treasures.
To ensure a seamless experience, shuttle buses are available to swiftly transport you from one museum to another, allowing you to make the most of your valuable time. These shuttle services are included in the admission price.
Additionally, various special or express tours are on offer, providing the opportunity to explore selected highlights in a more focused manner. This ensures you can tailor your Long Night of Museums experience to match your interests and preferences.
You can read more about how to navigate from one museum to another here.
Experience an enchanting auditory adventure through Berlin's museums during the Long Night of Museum. History enthusiasts can decode radio transmissions at the German Spy Museum or explore the Cold War's auditory legacy at the Cold War Museum.
Families are in for a treat too. The Museum of Natural History comes alive with birdsong, lions' roars, and cricket chirps, offering a captivating nocturnal experience. Guides share insights into the animal kingdom's diverse voices. Meanwhile, the Labyrinth Children's Museum sparks imagination with visual representations of the city's nighttime sounds.
Step into the past and immerse yourself in the narratives of history as you wander through the majestic corridors of iconic landmarks like the Pergamon Museum or the Alte Nationalgalerie. The Long Night of Museums presents a unique opportunity to directly experience the masterpieces that have shaped human history, unveiling untold tales that inspire and mesmerize.