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Museums in Germany

Abguss Collection of Antique Sculptures
Town: Berlin
Address: Schloßstrasse 69b
Phone: +49 30 42 40 54

The Abguss collection of antique sculptures encompasses some 1,600 plaster replicas of Greek and Roman sculptures, from the 3rd Century BC to the year 500 AD. The extensive displays constitute a serious part of the studies of both students and scholars, and the collection is continuously expanded. The site also attracts the general public. Since June 1989, a portion of the museum's collections has been displayed via regularly rotating exhibitions held throughout the year. The exhibits are supplemented by installations of contemporary art.


Allies' Museum
Town: Berlin
Address: Clayallee 135
Phone: +49 30 81 81 99 -0

This site provides a showcase on the history of the western occupying powers and Berlin in the period from1945 to 1994. The permanent exhibits start with the invasion of the Western Allies after Germany was defeated in World War II and ends with the celebrations following the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's reunification in 1990. In the period 1945-1990, the city of Berlin was divided into four occupation zones, administered by the USA, the Soviet Union, UK, and France, the victors of World War II.
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Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
Town: Berlin
Address: Bodenstrasse 1
Phone: +49 30 20 90 58 01
Price: 4 - 8 EUR

The Alte Nationalgalerie, or Old National Gallery, has housed 19th-century sculptures and paintings since 2001, when it was the first among the buildings on Museum Island, on the Spree River, in the centre of Berlin, to re-open after a restoration. Together with the Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum, the Old National Gallery is part of the ensemble of Berlin’s Museum Island, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1999, and one of the biggest attractions among the Berlin museums.
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Altes Museum
Town: Berlin
Address: Bodenstrasse 1
Phone: +49 30 2 66 36 66
Price: 4 - 8 EUR

The Altes Museum or Old Museum, which operated as the Royal Museum until 1845, is located on Berlin's Museum Island. The site was built between 1825 and 1828 by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the Neo-Classical style to hold the Prussian Royal family's collection of art. Following a massive restoration in 1966, the museum has housed the collection of the Berlin Museum Group. The site was modelled after the Greek Stoa in Athens, and uses the Ionic order to articulate its facade, while the three remaining facades are constructed of brick and stone The construction of the building surrounded by the Spree river was not an easy. However, apart from the museum museum itself, Schinkel introduced roadway changes, bridge expansions, and new canals in the vicinity of Altes Museum. The dome which used to be an exact hemisphere was to remind of the Roman Pantheon.


Anna Seghers Memorial
Town: Berlin
Address: Anna-Seghers-Strasse 81
Phone: +49 30 6 77 47 25
Price: 1.5 - 4 EUR

In her vast heritage, Berlin authour Anna Seghers has largely influenced the local Academy of Art. Following her death on June 1, 1983, the Academy started with the preservation of the various memorabilia objects Seghers had left as well as that of her voluminous literary work. The Anna Seghers Memorial, serving to commemorate the life of the well-known author, is installed in her apartment in Adlershof. Since 1985, the site has been open to the public. The memorial includes a library with a sizeable collection of literary pieces, comprising some 9,000 volumes, and featuring some rare examples. The room of Lázló Radványi, the husband of Anna Seghers, is located near the collection of first editions of her books, as well as a sizeable ensemble of German and foreign pieces.


Anne Frank Centre
Town: Berlin
Address: Rosenthaler Straße 39
Phone: +49 30 24 04 88 64
Price: 2.5 - 6 EUR

In Berlin's core, close to the Hackeschen Höfen, there is the well-known Anne Frank Centre which offers vital displays and the genuine atmosphere of the Haus Schwarzenberg. The institution's focal point is the exhibition "Anne Frank - a Story for Today.” The house itself was an important hiding spot during World War II, which sheltered Berlin-based small factory owner Otto Weidt during the Nazi raids. The main exhibition represents a peculiar blend of images from the past and from the present, and is supplemented by exhibitions, audio experiences, film material and an interactive learning centre. The Anne Frank Centre also provides a multi-dimensional educational programme for children and school groups.


Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities)
Town: Berlin
Address: Bodestrasse 1-3
Phone: +49 30 20 90 52 01
Price: 4 - 8 EUR

The Antikensammlung, or Collection of Classical Antiquities, features Greek and Roman works, which include architectural remains, sculptures, vases, inscriptions and mosaics, as well as bronze and jewellery. The site is divided into two locations: the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum’s main floor. The electoral princes of Brandenburg collected treasures of antiquity, but the founding the Graeco-Roman Collection actually took place by the purchase of the collection of works belonging to the Roman archaeologist G.P. Bellori, in 1698.
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Anti-Kriegs-Museum (Anti-War Museum)
Town: Berlin
Address: Brüsseler Strasse 21
Phone: +49 30 45 49 01 10

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -18:00
The Anti-War Museum offers vast temporary displays, comprising photographic material, documents, objects from World War I and II, as well as war-related objects dating from the early 20th Century, plus a fully equipped original air-raid shelter. The site offers film screenings, discussions and temporary art exhibitions. The Peace Gallery, part of the museum premises, displays special exhibitions tackling some present political issues. The museum collection is geared towards Berliners as well as towards international visitors and provides a comprehensive showcase on what wartime life looked like. The site also offers guided tours for children and school groups before noon.


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