Martin Gropius Bau, Mitte
Built in the late 1800s by architect Martin Gropius, the grand neo-Renaissance style building was renovated in the 1970s to become one of Germany’s leading exhibition spaces. Today, their exhibitions feature the work of big players like Ai Wei Wei, Diane Arbus and Dennis Hoppe
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Mitte
Previously the West Berlin Congress Hall, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a space that mediates the intersection of local and global cultures. Their focus is on exhibiting work and projects from an international slant, and they play regular host to big events such as Transmediale, The International Literature Prize, In Transit performing arts festival and the Berlin Documentary Forum.
Kunst Werke Institute for Contemporary Arts , Mitte
The KW is the pinnacle of what could be the artiest street in town. The gallery doesn’t have its own collection, but is instead used as a space for creative experiments and contemporary cultural developments. Bask in the sun and the glory of ever-changing installations in the courtyard of their onsite cafe, Bravo.
An ultra-modern, pure white, cutting-edge space in Mitte, MADE describes itself as a ‘creative platform’. The space is used as a gallery, workspace, studio, stage, laboratory, and performance area - basically a place where artists from different disciplines can convene and explore new directions together
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart , Mitte
The former rail gateway to Hamburg, this impressively renovated structure is one of the three sites of the Nationalgalerie. Home to an exceptional permanent collection, the museum features superstars of the art world like Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly and Joseph Beuys, as well as imaginative and inspirational temporary exhibitions and installations.