In the following ultimate guide, we have collected all the unique museums in Berlin. Some of these are very weird, some are very funny or even scary. In any case, have a read of the list and see if any of the weird and wonderful museums tickle your fancy!
Deutsches Currywurst Museum in Berlin
You might have noticed that German people really do like meat. How much do they actually like meat? You might ask. Enough for the first museum in our list to be a museum about the Currywurst! In this unique museum, you find everything to do with the German Currywurst. It is located in Mitte, central Berlin, close to checkpoint Charlie and perfect to shake things up when you have submerged yourself in the heavier history of Berlin. In this interactive museum, you can experience rooms that will let you enjoy the smell, sight and even sound of the Currywurst. Everything in the museum fits the theme. The furniture, walls, and even the music! The Deutsches Currywurst Museum is truly unique!
Where? Schützenstraße 70, 10117 Berlin
Museum der Unerhörten Dinge: truly unique
Second, we have the museum of unheard things. This museum holds a collection of unique objects whose stories are untold. Here you can read and see the stories behind peculiar objects. You will see objects of science, art and tech, and all of these have something in common, they all have ‘untold stories’. Maybe you will be pulled in by a letter from Sigmund Freud, or maybe it is the fur of a Japanese Bonzai deer that is more appealing to you? Find out in `Museum der Unerhörten Dinge`.
Where? Crellestraße 5, 10827 Berlin
Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin
Our next unusual and unique museum in Berlin is one about letters. Yes, that’s right, letters. Big one’s, colourful ones, and some with special stories behind them. Here you can see the original “E” from the filming of Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, and also the custom-made logo for the market hall at Alexanderplatz. The collection has more than 1000 letters, logos and signs, and is unique across the whole world. After having seen all the sizes and colours of letters in the collection, you will be walking around with a smile on your face for the rest of the day! Find out more on their website.
Where? Stadtbahnbogen 424, 10557 Berlin
Unique in Berlin: Monster kabinett
The Monster kabinett museum is the most unsettling museum on this list and maybe even in Berlin. This museum is created by the Dead Pigeon Collective. Some might say it is art, however others might say it’s a museum from everyone’s worst nightmares. Malformed robots, metal sculptures and even actors are waiting in the halls and rooms of the Monster kabinett. Information is very limited online, because the owner wants to keep a very mysterious atmosphere around the museum. Curious? Find out what the hype of this unique museum in Berlin is all about and visit!
Where? Rosenthaler Straße 39, 10178 Berlin
Design Panoptikum is also known as the museum of bizarre objects. What can you find here? Well, odd objects. You will constantly be looking around and not knowing what exactly you are looking at. To really make the most out of this museum in Berlin, you need your imagination and an open mind, especially since the owner does not place information boards or posters next to the exhibits. A cat submarine, an iron lung and much more is displayed in a former Chinese and GDR restaurant, which gives off such an abnormal vibe. This truly is an unusual museum in Berlin.
Where? Poststraße 7, 10178 Berlin
Museum of Silence
The last eccentric museum on this list is the most peaceful one. When the busy city of Berlin is getting too much and you want to de-stress, this is the perfect place to go. Serenity, calm and reflection are only a few words that come to mind when thinking of Der Stille. The reason for this is that the Russian painter Nikolai Makarov wanted to create a calm and peaceful place You can find different architectural models, soothing lights and colours, and of course: silence.
Where? Linienstraße 154a, 10115 Berlin
In conclusion, there are some extraordinary museums in Berlin that are worth checking out! If you want to have the full experience and make the most out of your time in Berlin, make sure to learn some of the German basics. Luckily, we at DAS-Akademie offer fun, interactive and immersive German classes! Read about our German language courses on our website or get in touch if you are interested.