Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) is one of the oldest museums in Berlin, Germany. Established in 1810, this museum illustrates the evolution, from the formation of the planet to the processes and phenomena that gave rise to the diversity of organisms and species.
In this travel guide, I share useful information about Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and tips to plan a perfect trip there.
Museum of Natural History ticket prices
The entrance fee to Museum für Naturkunde is €8 per person, including a free audio guide in 10 languages. I recommend buying tickets online to skip the line and avoid waiting.
Natural History Museum opening hours
Museum für Naturkunde is open from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Tuesday to Friday and 10 am to 8 pm on the weekends and public holidays. Please note that the last entry is 30 minutes before closing. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
How to get to Museum für Naturkunde
To get to Museum für Naturkunde, you can either use U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram, and bus. Please check my German public transport guide for more tips.
- U-Bahn: Line U6 to U Naturkundemuseum
Line S5 or S7 to Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
Line S1 or S2 to Nordbahnhof
- Tram: Line M5, M8, M10, 12 to U Naturkundemuseum
Lines 245, N40 to U Naturkundemuseum
Lines 120, 123, 142, 245, N20, N40 to Invalidenpark
Museum für Naturkunde map
One of Berlin’s oldest museums, the Natural History Museum, houses scientific collections on systematic zoology, paleontology, and mineralogy.
Below you can find a useful map to plan your trip. In addition to exhibitions, you can stop by the museum cafe and shop after your visit.
Things to see at Museum für Naturkunde
With more than 25 million objects, Museum für Naturkunde has Germany’s largest zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical collections. The evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation and movement of continents, volcanoes, and meteorite impacts will surely captivate you.
The museum offers permanent exhibits of the universe, the solar system, the earth’s origin, and the processes of evolution.
Anyone entering the Natural History Museum’s spacious atrium in Berlin is immediately brought back to 150 million years ago with its most well-known exhibit items, including the Brachiosaurus Brancai skeleton, the largest dinosaur skeleton on display in the world at over 13 meters. You’ll also see the Berlin replica of the extinct Archaeopteryx bird.
Also, you don’t want to miss the museum’s “Biodiversity Wall,” which has almost 3,000 prepared specimens, explaining how new species come into being. In a 19th-century room, 1,077 minerals are exhibited, including items from Alexander von Humboldt’s collection.
You may learn more about domestic animals by exploring the museum’s massive dioramas.
Passing to the museum’s east wing, please look at a research collection that includes around one million ethanol-preserved artifacts, including fish, spiders, crabs, amphibians, and mammals. It is such an interesting piece of mystery opened!