SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
25 Years of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Deutsches Historisches Museum, until 28 October
Although Berlin is celebrating its775th birthday this year, Germany itself is still relatively young in comparison. In fact, the current reincarnation of a reunited Germany turned the tender young age of 22 earlier this month.
Interestingly enough, the German Historical Museum located in Berlin actually predates this, as it was presented as a gift from what was then West Germany in 1987, a couple years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Now, the museum exists as a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions, housing everything from documents and material items to photographs, art, and posters. It is also home to a research library with more than 225,000 volumes, and a 165-seat theater that regularly plays host to film series. And now, with its 25th anniversary this month, the museum will play host to a three-day celebration, which includes free entrance up to and including this Sunday. Natalye Childress
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2 10117 Berlin; 030 20 30 40; U: Friedrichstraße; admission: free