In Berlin, visiting and appreciating all of the city's great museums is impossible, especially during a single visit. If you're in Berlin for just three to five days, then select two or three museums that are appealing you. Don't visit a museum because it's a "must see." If you're not interested in fine art, don't go to the Alte Nationalgalerie, and if the ancient world is unappealing, then bypass the Pergamon.
|The Surrender Room: The Place|
Where Documents Confirming
Germany's Unconditional Surrender
|Mural Depicting the|
Three Allied Power
|Suicide of Family in Vienna:|
Prompted by years of hate propaganda
against the USSR and the knowledge of
German crimes in the East, many people in
Germany and Austria, fearing revenge, committed
suicide as the Red Army approached.
The museum documents the war on the Eastern Front, the daily life of the average Soviet citizen during the war, and the lasting effects of the war on Russia and Germany. The audio installations located throughout the museum are particularly moving. They chronicle the experiences of those who suffered under the Nazis. If WWII is an interest of yours, then don't miss this place.
Logistics: Getting to the museum can be difficult. I recommend taking U-Bahn(U5) to the Tierpark station or S-Bahn(S3) to the Karlshorst station and then taking bus 296 to the Museum. The museum is free and is closed on Monday.
|Audio Installation Documenting|
the Experiences of the Ordinary
Citizen During the War
|Russian Poster Aimed|
at the British and American Audience