Long Night of Museums

takes place on 26. August 2023
takes place on 26. August 2023

Berlin’s Long Night of Museums is the first of its kind in the world and marks the highpoint of the museum year in the capital.

The Long Night of Museums invites visitors and guests to discover the diverse treasures of Berlin’s rich museum landscape again or for the first time at more than 70 participating museums and exhibition spaces. This unique nighttime museum event was first held in 1997 and has since become the largest cultural event in the capital. Its success spawned similar iterations in cities all over the world, where it has long since become a cult brand. Even after more than twenty years, the original Long Night of Museums in Berlin continues to reinvent itself each year, inspiring returning fans and first-time visitors alike, as shown by the over one million tickets sold to date. Click here to visit the website.

Long Night of Museums 2023: Sounds of Berlin


The Long Night of Museums is tuning up. On 26 August 2023, visitors can enjoy 75 participating museums and their collections in a special atmosphere alongside a programme of audio treats conceived for the theme “Sounds of Berlin“.

The various different sounds of the city, from live concerts to sound installations, DJ sets to the noise of machinery, radio messages from the Cold War to barrel organs from Prenzlauer Berg or songs by Brecht and Eisler to the song of nightingales, will mingle together during this Berlin summer night. If you feel so inclined, you can learn your first tango steps, make your own musical instrument or party until way past midnight to the throbbing beat of the metropolis. Our Centre in the Lustgarten will be pulsating all night long – Kultursommerfestival will transform the museum landscape into a festival of the senses with a wandering orchestra, a drumming session and dance and sound performances that invite participants to sing, dance, and play along.

© Kulturprojekte Berlin, Foto: Charlotte Landwehr
© Kulturprojekte Berlin, Foto: Charlotte Landwehr

Current Information

26 August 2023, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., 18 euros, reduced 12 euros, from 31 July to 13 August economy tickets for 12 euros, reduced 10 euros, children up to 12 free.

Info and programme from 26 July, tickets from 31 July at langenachtdermuseen.berlin


Museum Berggruen Foyer
Lange Nacht der Museen am 27. August 2022, hier: Neue Nationalgalerie © Kulturprojekte Berlin, Foto: Katinka Schuett
Berlin’s Long Night of Museums reinvents itself every year and continues to inspire returning fans and first-time visitors alike.

Annette Meier
Lange Nacht der Museen
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