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Long Night of the Museums | 26.08.2023

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At the Long Night of the Museums on 26 August, everything revolves around the “Sounds of Berlin” from 6 pm to 2 am. Anticipation is the best joy: you can already plan your visit to a museum with a nightly backdrop and a programme full of sounds with around 750 events – the programme and advance tickets are now available at langenachtdermuseen.berlin.

Image above: © Museum für Kommunikation Berlin, Photo: Michael Ehrhart

A varied programme awaits visitors in all 75 participating museums – from historical sound collages in the Stasi Museum to songs of the 1920s in the Gay Museum to sound portraits of Berlin streets in the Museum of Unheard Things. New in 2023 are the Cold War Museum, the Deutschlandmuseum, the Huguenot Museum, the information site Schwerbelastungskörper and the workshop Exilmuseum.

Those who want to be guided thematically through the night and various museums only have to get on one of the shuttle buses that take visitors on different routes to selected museums. For example, the Art and Music route includes the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Berlin and Charlottenburg Palace. The Stasi History route is recommended for those interested in history, and there is a special offer for technology enthusiasts: on the Technology History route, historic vintage buses travel from the German Museum of Technology to the Energy Museum in Steglitz.

Nothing stands in the way of individual journeys through the nocturnal museum landscape either: the Long Night Ticket includes a voucher for a 10-euro credit for the Jelbi app. This can be used to cover short distances between museums in addition to public transport.

The centre of the Long Night of the Museums on Museum Island, where the opening ceremony traditionally takes place at 6 pm, will be a special attraction this year. Between 4 pm and midnight, the Kultursommerfestival, a partner of the Long Night, will transform the area around the Lustgarten and Schlossplatz into a large open-air festival. The Stegreif Orchester will play along the banks of the Spree, N.U. Unruh from Einstürzende Neubauten will perform his participatory drum performance “Beating the Drum” and several dance and music performances will take place in the colonnade courtyard of the Alte Nationalgalerie. Seating islands and culinary offerings invite visitors to take small breaks between museum visits. Like all other events of the Kultursommerfestival, the open-air festival is free for all visitors.

75 museums – 750 events – 1 ticket: Until 13 August there are savings tickets for 12 euros, reduced rate 10 euros. After that, the ticket costs 18 euros, reduced rate 12 euros. Children up to 12 years of age are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at langenachtdermuseen.berlin and at the Berlin Tourist Infos of visitBerlin, on 26 August from 6 pm also at all participating museums and at the Long Night of Museums centre at the Lustgarten.

The Long Night of Museums is a joint event of the Berlin museums and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH.


Saturday, 26. August 2023 from 6 pm


in 75 Berlin Museums

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