The Best Ways To Spend A Rainy Sunday In Berlin

Photo of Fee Gross
15 May 2020

Sundays are for flea market strolls, brunch with friends and spending time outside in the park. However, not every Sunday presents itself with great weather. To avoid Sunday night blues, here is a list of Berlin museums to visit on a rainy Sunday afternoon because a Sunday well spent gives you a week full of content.

Sammlung Boros Berlin | ©Ben Garrett/Flickr

Sammlung Boros

The building itself is worth a visit. This former bunker holds masterpieces from artists like Awst & Walther, Dirk Bell, Cosima von Bonin, Olafur Eliasson and Thea Djordjadzend. The art displayed is the private collection of Boros, and a visit is only possible with a guided tour. Booking a tour is possible online through their website, but make sure to make an appointment for it in advance as the Sammlung Boros is very famous and tours are limited. Even Brad Pitt payed a visit when he was in Berlin in November 2015.

Sammlung Boros Bunker, Reinhardtstr. 20, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 24 08 33 300

C/O Berlin

C/O Berlin is one of Berlin’s top photography museums. Located in West Berlin, a stone’s throw away from Zoologischer Garten, C/O Berlin is open daily until 8pm. The museum presents photography in changing exhibitions in a 2200-square-meter area. C/O supports young, up-and-coming artists as well as the big names, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz.

C/O Berlin, Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstrasse 22-24, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 284 44 1662

Berlinische Galerie

Located in East Berlin’s buzzy district Kreuzberg, Berlinische Galerie offers a well-curated collection of fine art, photography and architecture created in Berlin from 1870 to the present. The facility is a renovated former glass warehouse. Plenty of light, white walls and floors as well as fantastic interior design give the art enough space and light.

Stunning atrium at Martin Gropius Bau | © Mark B Schlemmer/Flickr


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Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau is one of the best-known exhibition halls in Berlin | © Christian Riis Ruggaber
Martin-Gropius-Bau is one of the best known exhibition halls in Berlin. With works from artists like Ai Weiwei and Paul Klee, Martin-Gropius-Bau is a must-visit if you want to see some of the world’s most influential artists. The centerpiece of the museum is an atrium decorated with mosaics, which is just as impressive as some of the masterworks the museum displays.

Bode Museum

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The Bode Museum is located on Museum Island
The Bode Museum lies on Museum Island | © Shahsuvar Humbatov / Alamy Stock Photo
The Museum Island in Berlin Mitte holds some of the most historical museums in the city. One of them is the Bode Museum, home of a well-curated selection of sculptures, Byzantine art, coins and medals. The presentation is geographic as well as chronological and presented on two floors. It is worth a visit for anyone who loves old pieces from different cultures.
These recommendations were updated on May 15, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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