Berlin has many great cultural events. One of the most important ones is the Long Night of Museums. After a three-year Corona break, it is finally back. And it offers a whole lot.
Eberswalde/Brandenburg, August 6th, 2022 (The Berlin Spectator) — In late August of 2020, the 40th Long Night of Museums was supposed to take place in Berlin. It did not happen, for obvious reasons. The Corona pandemic also messed up the plans for the Long Night in 2021. Now, it will finally happen, on August 27th, 2022. Some of Berlin’s most important cultural events have not returned, including the Carnival of Cultures, but the Long Night of Museums is definitely back.
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Regular museum visits are good. You go, you buy tickets for the museum you visit, you look at all exhibits, and then you go home. During the Long Night of Museums, one ticket will give you access to 70 museums. There will be shuttle buses that take you from one museum to the next ones. Besides, the big happening starts in the evening and ends at 2:00 a.m.. Which museum would open that long? Well, none of them. But for the big night, they are making exceptions. Fifteen museums are part of the big night for the first time, including the Futurium. Its inauguration was still in the future when the last Long Night of Museums took place in 2019.
There is more: For the Long Night, the participating museums offer special events, a total of 700 of them, to be exact. There will be express tours through all kinds of exhibitions as well as events of different kinds for kids, families and adults. At Berlin’s Museum for Communication, kids will be invited to build time machines. They can construct aerodynamic vehicles and program robots to draw or play music at the Deutsches Technikmuseum.
Music and Drinks
How about writing coded messages at the German Spy Museum? At C/O Berlin, a bubblegum competition is scheduled to take place. The Museum für Gegenwart at Hamburger Bahnhof thought of offering an attractive event for lazy contemporaries. They may “relax in front of an object” for an hour. Those who are still not convinced can look into “different futures” at the Futurium. Live music and drinks will be offered at many locations. All of the action mentioned is only a tiny fraction of all events during Berlin’s ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’, as the Germans call it.
The Long Night of Museums is an idea that was developed in Berlin. It was first implemented in 1997. Then, other German cities started ‘borrowing’ it, including Nuremberg, which organizes its annual ‘Blue Night’. Frankfurt am Main offers a ‘Night of Museums’. By now, most larger cities in Germany have followed suit. The idea has crossed international borders and even oceans. ‘La Noche de los Museos’ has reached Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Borrowed ideas are the best ideas, right?
Tickets and Details
Those who purchase their tickets until August 14th, 2022, will pay 12 Euro (14.26 U.S. Dollars or 11.80 Pounds Sterling). On August 15th, the price increases to 18 Euro (18.33 Dollars or 15.13 Pounds). There are reduced tickets for students and other population groups. Children up to 12 years of age may enter free of charge. The Long Night of Museums takes place on August 27th, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.. And yes, the event does have a website, which is where tickets can be bought.