Shall we spend the night together?

Dear friends and art lovers,

Don’t worry, I don’t have an indecent proposal for you (maybe in the future, when we know each other better…) but I’m happy i got your attention!

Some of you asked me about my plans for the “Lange Nacht Der Museen” taking place this evening.

For those of you who are not familiar with the event, the long night of the museums takes place once a year during August (until 2012 it took place twice a year, in the winter and in the summer), when 80 museums from all over Berlin and all possible themes join forces to take part in quite an amazing event – they all open their doors to the public until 2:00am and offer various programs, workshops, tours, concerts and performances. Some even offer special programs for kids.  Most programs are in German but quite a few venues offer tours in english as well. A ticket for adult costs 18 euros and can be purchased online or in all participating museums and even at the S-bahn/BVG machines. The tickets include the entrance fee for all venues and even a public transportation ticket (abc) and shuttle buses that will easily take you from one place to another (6 routes are offered)! This night has a very unique atmosphere and considered to be climax of the museums’ summer.

There is so much to see tonight, the variety is incredible and frankly we usually make it to only two or three venues (though i always plan to visit more). I try to choose museums which i usually don’t get to visit or the ones that offer some different experience, for example a music concert or performance and so on.

Last year we took the kids to the Zeiss-Großplanetarium and they loved it. This year we are planning a “child free” evening and will probably visit the Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg which offers a dance performance inspired by the Carsten Nicolai installation “Tele”, amongst a lot of other special tours and workshops possible. Later on I hope we’d make it to Kunsthaus Dahlem which offers a drawing workshop, a curator’s tour in english and a dance performance as well. There is an urban dance performance by the Flying Steps at the Neues Museum which also sounds very cool.

Seems like whatever you are interested in, whether it is history or science, modern art or even the traditional german currywurst, everyone can find something to enjoy tonight. What are you planning on seeing? I am curious to know!

Have a lovely evening,


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