The modern art museum Berlinische Galerie can be found in the No Man’s Land between Kreuzberg and Mitte, where the Berlin Wall used to be. In its permanent collection of painting, photography and installations, Berlinische Galerie bears a close connection to the city and its history. With the changing multi-media exhibitions of emerging artists, the museum demonstrates more recent achievements of the art hotspot of Berlin.
As the more hidden neighbor of the Jewish Museum, the Berlinische Galerie feels like an entrance through the back door – less standing in line, more space to linger in the spacious exhibition halls (psst, you can buy a combined ticket for both museums). My favorite time to visit is still the opening night of a new exhibition: At Berlinische Galerie, vernissages are less about the right dress code and free drinks (like at most other places in Berlin) and more about guided tours and extensive art talks.
What I especially appreciate about Berlinische Galerie is that their young trainees also help curating the exhibitions and organize workshop days with performance, lectures and activities that are fun to visit. The intimate, almost family-like atmosphere of this art institution makes it a welcoming place for art and city lovers alike.