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Die Lange Nacht der Museen

70 museums, 700 events, one ticket: Long Night of the Museums 2022

Long Night of the Museums sees Berlin's cultural institutions open their doors each year from 6pm to 2am - and you can explore them all with just one ticket.

Long Night of the Museums: The Hoola-Hoop show from 2017. Photo: © Kulturprojekte Berlin, Oana Popa

Each year, on Long Night of the Museums one ticket will allow you access to almost every museum in Berlin, many of which will be putting on special performances and exhibitions. From 6pm to 2am, explore hidden aspects of Berlin’s cultural scene. This year, things will be slightly different, with four centres providing a base from which to explore the city.

This year, 15 new museums have been added to the roster: 

  • Noack – Fine Art Foundry
  • Bud Spencer Museum
  • Motorbike Exhibition – DDR Museum
  • The Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
  • Futurium
  • Hamburger Bahnhof
  • House of World Cultures
  • Humboldt Forum
  • Berggruen Museum
  • Neue Nationalgalerie
  • Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection
  • Samurai Museum Berlin at its new location
  • Stabi Kulturwerk
  • Stiftung Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank
  • TimeRide Berlin

For the full programme, participating museums and tickets, head here.

You can even adjust the filters to build your own personalised route at https://www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de/en/

A new feature of Long Night of the Museums: Four centres

Photo: © Kulturprojekte Berlin, Sergej Horovitz

There’s so much to see on Long Night of the Museums that the organisers have introduced a new feature to make things easier. There will now be four “centres” from which visitors can set off on their route, take a break, meet a friend, or simply get a drink and relax in front of a DJ set or dance performance. The centres can be found at the following locations:

  • Charlottenburg / Berggruen Museum
  • Hamburger Bahnhof
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Lustgarten / Museum Island

In order to travel quickly from one centre to another, shuttle buses will be provided. Route 1 runs between Lustgarten and Charlottenburg Palace and Route 2 runs between Hamburger Bahnhof and Checkpoint Charlie. Visitors can switch between the two routes at Potsdamer Platz. 

A third shuttle bus is also in operation: running every half hour between the Stasi HW – Campus for Democracy in Lichtenberg and the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial.

A long night, and a big one

Photo: © Kulturprojekte Berlin, Charlotte Landwehr

The Long Night of the Museums is made up of more than 700 separate events. If you want the full list you should head to the website. Below, find a small selection of what visitors can check out

The sounds of Long Night of the Museums

  • Poetry Slam and Music: The star students of the Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Academy perform in front of the Palais Populaire
  • How Bauhaus Sounds: The Bauhaus archive brings to life the institution’s experiments in sound and music
  • A sound-world underground: A light-sound-performance takes place in the AEG tunnel in Humboldthain
  • Midnight scare: Check out “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari” at the Musical Instrument Museum, accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Take a break – inside or out

  • Dancing desired: Summer sounds in front of C/O Berlin
  • Inspired by the works of Louise Bourgeois: Beba restaurant at Gropius Bau show off their latest creations
  • Sunset on the Spree: DJ Daniel Best spins records at the House of World Culture summer terrace 
  • Drink on Georg Kolbe’s roof terrace: The tour of 1920s buildings ends with a fantastic view
  • The most beautiful backyard in Kreuzberg: Music and great vibes at the Kurt Mühlenhaupt Museum

Do it yourself

  • Draw your own comic stories: Let the pros from the Staatsbibliothek show you how it’s done
  • For fearless kids: at MACHmit! Museum the monster cabinet awaits kids who want to draw ghost portraits
  • Is life drawing difficult? Try it out at Berlinische Galerie
  • From huge to tiny: A Dinosaur quiz, a museum rally for kids and see the world through a microscope at the Naturkundemuseum