Culture - The words culture and Berlin are
synonymous with each other for any traveller who has
visited this fresh and innovate city. Museum Island,
as discussed earlier, is a terrific place for the
culture and history buff to start exploring the intricacies
of Berlin. Whether you have a love of classical music,
or a passion for ancient mythology, there is a museum
to cover almost every subject in Berlin.
Berlin is also a place littered
with art galleries. The displays available are eye-catching
and interesting, and the atmosphere created in the
galleries is one of peace, relaxation and respect.
For the art lover, Berlin offers a whole host of enjoyment.
From Rembrandt’s canvasses to Daniel Libeskind’s
new Jewish Museum, Berlin has something to offer everyone.
Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen Welt (Berlin’s
House of World Culture) is a former Congress Hall,
and was built in 1957. It was labelled the “pregnant
oyster”, and it stages cultural events from
all over the world. If you are looking for entertainment,
culture and education all rolled into one, then this
is your ideal choice.
Culture is not only home to galleries and
exhibitions. There are many shows such as ballet,
opera, and classical concerts that are performed throughout
the year. These offer an interesting and entertaining
night out for many travellers, and are well worth
Musicals, cabaretts, revues, varietés, and
comedies are all part of the culture of Berlin, and
many showings are available at certain times of the
year. Local Tourist Offices often
have a program of events, or contact details for the
venue where the event is taking place. Make sure that
you book in advance though, as spaces can fill up
Along with this, you will find the odd science and
commerce exhibition, if you look hard enough. In fact,
you can pretty much find anything in Berlin
if you look hard enough!