Online Exhibitions and Events in Berlin

more than a year ago
We’re living in different times, but the old adage rings true; if life gives you lemons, locate sugar and water and make yourself some lemonade. Berlin is just about as ‘making lemonade’ as a city gets, a town famous for finding a way in difficult times. This is particularly true when it comes to creativity and art, so you better believe it’ll take more than a global pandemic to stop the world from enjoying the wonders the city has to offer. 

Besides, everything will eventually be online anyway, right? 

Many of the city’s finest galleries and museums have reacted to the crisis by opening the online doors to their exhibitions, allowing online access to the riches of the city to anyone with a decent connection and an interest in creative culture. This is Berlin, creative culture is sort of the thing.

There are plenty more where these came from, but these are the online exhibitions and events that are catching our eye right now.

United We Stream 2.0
What started as a stopgap has evolved into an integral part of locked down Berlin, with a constant conveyer belt of high profile DJ sets ensuring the tradition of audio creativity lives on in the German capital.

Berlin State Museums Collection
The wide umbrella of the Berlin State Museums is open for the online world. 15 collections are available for exploration online, 24 hours a day, to compliment the various exhibitions and materials that the collective have long made available online.

Living In The City — Berlin Tempelhof
Originally intended to be housed in the main hall of Berlin Tempelhof Airport, this in-depth look at life in the city has been forced online by the you-know-what pandemic. More people live in cities than at any other point in history and all those fictional crossovers aren’t lying; these are places of stories, stories, stories and stories. Those tales are explored in this online exhibition, an exploration of those most fundamental of experiences.  

German History from the Middle Ages to the Fall of the Berlin Wall — Deutsches Historisches Museum
Are you ready for some history? This permanent exhibition at the DHM takes the visitor on a tour of this most historic country, a fantastic yet sensitive look at more than a millennia of history. Two floors of artefacts are waiting, the first of which covers everything from the Middle Ages until the the end of World War I, which tells you how much happened in the 20th century, but lets not wash over that first collection. The Middle Ages, the Reformation, the German Empire, World War I; that is a heck of a lot of history. The ground floor covers the Nazi regime and the post-war period, arguably the most intensely documented period in modern history. More than 7,000 exhibits shed light on all of this, a stunning exhibition focused on political history shaped by human beings, both in power and out. 

Christmas With The Little Rabbit
Christmas is here but the rabbit is sick; we can’t let the coneys’ Christmas be ruined, can we? There is still so much to do, after all. It is up to the littlest rabbit to summon the courage to ask his neighbours for help. A great show from Berlin’s puppet theatre for all the family this Christmas, with three virtual showings in the build-up to Crimbo. 

This list gets updated every week, so check back next week to see what exhibitions and events make the cut as we get closer to Christmas.



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