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Top Choice Gallery in Scheunenviertel

Sammlung Boros

This Nazi-era bunker presents one of Berlin's finest private contemporary art collections, amassed by advertising guru Christian Boros who acquired the behemoth in 2003. A third selection of works went live in May 2…
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Museum für Naturkunde

Fossils and minerals don’t quicken your pulse? Well, how about Tristan, the T-Rex? His skeleton is among the best-preserved in the world and, along with the 12m-high Brachiosaurus branchai, part of the Jurassic supe…
Top Choice Historic Site in Scheunenviertel

Hackesche Höfe

The Hackesche Höfe is the largest and most famous of the courtyard ensembles peppered throughout the Scheunenviertel. Built in 1907, the eight interlinked Höfe reopened in 1996 with a congenial mix of cafes, galleri…
Top Choice Museum in Scheunenviertel

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

Berlin's contemporary art showcase opened in 1996 in an old railway station, whose loft and grandeur are a great backdrop for this Aladdin's cave of paintings, installations, sculptures and video art. Changing exhib…
Synagogue in Scheunenviertel

Neue Synagoge

The gleaming gold dome of the Neue Synagoge is the most visible symbol of Berlin’s revitalised Jewish community. The 1866 original was Germany's largest synagogue but its modern incarnation is not so much a house of…
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Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

This Charité Hospital–run museum chronicles 300 years of medical history in an anatomical theatre, a pathologist's dissection room, a laboratory and a historical patients' ward. The heart of the exhibit, though, is …
Cemetery in Scheunenviertel

Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof I

This compact 18th-century cemetery is the place of perpetual slumber for a veritable roll-call of famous Germans, including the philosophers Hegel and Fichte, the architects Schinkel and Rauch and the writers Bertol…
Historic Building in Scheunenviertel

Haus Schwarzenberg

Haus Schwarzenberg is the last holdout in the heavily gentrified area around the Hackescher Markt. Run by a nonprofit organisation, it's an unpretentious space where art and creativity are allowed to flourish beyond…
Historic Site in Scheunenviertel

Heckmann-Höfe

For a retreat from the urban frenzy, skip on over to this idyllic 19th-century courtyard complex linking Oranienburger Strasse with Auguststrasse. Aside from boutiques, restaurants and a theatre, it also shelters th…
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me Collectors Room

Founded by private art collector Thomas Olbricht, this modern, non-elitist space presents curated highlights from his own collection and also serves as a platform for other collectors to share their treasure troves …