Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island, Berlin, Germany
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A night at the museums. Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island, Berlin
As the summer is fading away, we find ourselves reminiscing about vacations and long hours of lively evenings. But let's not bury the picnic days just yet! There is plenty to look forward to, especially if you are in Berlin. The Long Night of Museums only happens once a year—on the last Saturday of August since 1997—but it shakes up Museum Island and the rest of the German capital. The event series is more than a peaceful appreciation of artefacts—quite the opposite—you can expect music, talks, workshops, cocktails, dance and more from 6 PM into the small hours of the morning. Featured in today's image, Museum Island—embraced by the Spree River—is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is home to a museum quintet: Altes, Bode, Pergamon, Neues Museums and Alte Nationalgalerie.