When you visit a new city it feels almost obligatory to visit at least one museum in that must get a ´little culture´ into the general remit of sightseeing. But what are the museums worth seeing in Berlin?
Well for starters the obvious choice is the superb Pergamonmuseum. Situated on the conveniently designed Museum Island the Pergamon is one of a number of excellent museums in close proximity in the area which has UNESCO World Heritage status.
Another ´must see´ is the Jewish Museum. The Daniel Libeskind designed building is very interesting from an architectural perspective due to its striking exterior and non-conventional interior layout. The permanent exhibition is very well put together and is informative and insightful.
What used to be a fully operating Stasi Prison is today a fascinating memorial. The tours given around the Hohenschönhausen prison by former inmates are absorbing as they are chilling. Probably one of the best tours you can take to get a fuller appreciation and understanding of the climate that many Berliners had to endure under the GDR.