Top 3 Places to See Amazing Art in Berlin, Germany

East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Photo by Pascal Bernardon on Unsplash

Berlin, Germany, is considered the art capital of Germany and one of the art capitals of the world. The art here comes in all shapes and forms, so you will definitely catch plenty of it just by walking the city’s streets. However, if you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on some amazing pieces, here is where to go.

East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery is considered one of the largest open galleries in the world. It consists of a series of murals painted on the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall (4,318 ft). The visitors can currently see 105 artworks from local and international artists, including Dmitri Vrube’s iconic painting of Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker sharing a kiss.


The focus of Gemäldegalerie is on European paintings dating from the 13th to 18th century. The art museum is notable for its approach to exhibiting its collection, trying to group artworks that are connected either in style, period, or region. Some of the highlights of its collection include Vermeer’s “Wine Glass” and “Woman with a Pearl Necklace,” Petrus Christus’ “Portrait of a Young Woman,” and Caravaggio’s “Amor Victorious.”


Pergamonmuseum is not your usual art museum. Its collection features artifacts, sculptures, paintings, intricate mosaics, jewelry, pottery, and more. The majority of the items and artworks belong to the Antique period while including a large portion of Islamic and Middle Eastern art.