#hive15 – Welcome to Berlin!

April 9, 2015


Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great Easter. I’m back from my little break, and looking forward to ‘The Hive – a gathering of digital storytellers, tastemakers & bloggers’ which kicks off in Berlin tomorrow night. As the resident museologist among the Hive bloggers, I thought the opportunity to roll my ‘best of Berlin’ museum recommendations for anyone with a little extra time to spare in the city during their visit. Or anyone else visiting for other reasons too, of course!

In this little video from My Destination Berlin , you not only get the chance to see my live, but also hear my Top 5 recommendations straight from the horses mouth, so to speak :)

Living in Berlin feels a bit like being a kid in a candy store to a museum lover – there are so many museums to pick from, it’s not actually that easy to choose favourites as they sometimes change according to my most recent visits and experiences, so you may find the interview differs slightly from previous lists here on the blog ;)

You can read more about my Top 10 museums over on the My Destination Berlin website, in the article I wrote to accompany the video, but I’ve also summed each of them up in a nutshell for you here, along with links to relevant past posts here on my blog:

1. Museum für Naturkunde – Natural History Museum

Dinosaurs. The solar system. Lots of things in jars.

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2. Jüdisches Museum Berlin – Jewish Museum Berlin

Amazing architecture. Lovely gardens. Great cheesecake.

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3. Currywurst Museum

Quirky. Multi-sensory. Very tasty currywurst.

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4. Deutsches Technikmuseum – German Museum of Technology

Planes, trains and automobiles (and ships). Hands-on science. Great lunch menu.

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5. Medizinhistorisches Museum – Museum of Medical History

Pathological and anatomical specimens (more things in jars). Fascinating.

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6. DDR Museum – GDR Museum

Everyday life in the former East Germany. Very interactive.

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7. Museum für Kommunikation – Museum for Communication

You get welcomed by a football playing robot. What more could you want.

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8. Museumsinsel – Museum Island

Art and antiquities, from French impressionists to Ancient Egypt.

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9. Computerspielemuseum – Computer Games Museum

Geeky. Interactive. Fun. Game on!

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10. Buchstabenmuseum – Museum of Letters

More quirkiness, this time from A to Z. Unique.

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4 Responses to “#hive15 – Welcome to Berlin!”

  1. Kristina Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these great places to visit and also for leaving a comment on my site. I will see you later tonight (can’t beleve it’s actually happening, im so excited) :)


  2. Nina von Pinspiration Says:

    Again a wonderful list of museum tips I’ll definitely check out the ones I haven’t seen yet, thank YOU dear Jenni!



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