Berlin free museums

This item appears on page 60 of the August 2010 issue.

Many museums in Berlin do not charge admission or on certain days are free.

The Friedrichswerdersche Kirche-Schinkelmuseum (Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin) is an annex of the Nationalgalerie, located in a deconsecrated church designed in 1828 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who designed many buildings in Berlin. The exhibit contains memorabilia and documents from his many buildings as well as neoclassical portraits and sculptures. Free admission. Open 10-6 Tues.-Sun.

The modern Mies van der Rohe Haus (Obersee Straße 60, 13053 Berlin) was designed in 1932 and restored in 2002. The house serves as a gallery for exhibitions of modern art. Free admission. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.