Jan on art museums in Berlin

Berlin is full of art, artists and art museums. Below I listed the places I visited and can really recommend. If you plan to visit lots of museums an annual ticket (available and valid in many of the bigger museums) or the Berlin welcome card, which includes public transport, may be interesting for you.

Hamburger Bahnhof
Hamburger Bahnhof is one of the bigger museums for contemporary art in Berlin, located in an old railway station, close to Hauptbahnhof. Make sure to have a look at their website for current exhibitions.
around 10 euro 📍 location 🕐 2 hours

Berlinische Galerie
The Berlinische Galerie is a museum for contemporary art, mostly paintings. They offer a combination ticket with the closeby Jewish museum.
around 10 euro 📍 location 🕐 1 1/2 hours

Museum Berggruen
The Berggruen museum has an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures of artists such as Picasso and van Gogh. Entrance includes entrance to the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection across the street. Don't forget to visit at least the gardens of Schloss Charlottenburg while you are there.
around 10 euro 📍 location 🕐 2 to 3 hours

C/O Berlin
The C/O Berlin usually has two or three photography exhibitions. Check out the site for the current offering.
around 10 euro 📍 location 🕐 1 hour

Daimler Art Collection
The Daimler Art collection close to the Potsdamer Platz houses a small collection of modern art, mostly photography and video. Nice features are the free entrance and the remarkable building that houses the collection.
free 📍 location 🕐 30 minutes

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
The art exhibition space in the former Bethanien hospital is always worth a visit. Enter from the main entrance, then go the the right at the back of the entrance hall (featuring a nice scale model of the complex) and follow the corridor.
free 📍 location 🕐 30 minutes

Urban Nation
This urban museum for modern art has a collection of street art pieces, including even a Banksy. Remember to visit the toilet.
free 📍 location 🕐 30 minutes