The Long Night of the Museums has long been a highlight in the Berlin calendar, attracting a loyal following of locals, as well as visitors from all corners of the globe. Museums and galleries across the city open their doors late into the night, offering guests an all-you-can-see buffet-style evening of exhibitions, guided tours and special events. A special shuttle bus service operates on several different routes, allowing you to visit even the most out-of-the-way attractions. Futher, there are a lot of readings, concerts and plays around the museums.
Last Saturday, the Long Night of the Museums have been proceeded for the 25th time. The overall toppic was "20 years Fall of the Berlin Wall".
It goes without saying that the DDR Museum participated to this special night: 5.400 guests used the opportunity to visit the museum within a timeframe of eight hours.
Because of the enormous press of people, long queues and waiting times could have temporarily not been prevented, but DJ Albi made sure, that our guests in- and outside were entertained at its best. Songs from the East as well as GDR-hits conjured the right ambience and generated a party-feeling in the museum.
The solemnly GDR-feeling was attended by famous and popular GDR-cocktails, which have been professionally mixed by my nice colleagues. The appropriate sensivitiveness and a continous quality check ensured the right mixtures :)
The guests who visted the museum on Saturday had the chance to have a look at the exhibtion and behind the scenes: A diashow presented noumerous pictures which recorded the construction of the museum, ordinary and extraordinary situations of our work and special moments of the last three years.
We had a lot of fun by seeing acquainted and new faces and to recognize, that Berlin's museums and cultur-institutions are still favoured places for spending the evening.
The next Long Night of the Museums will be proceeded on January 30, 2010. You are heartily invited to be a part of these special event, when Berlin's nighlife will be shifted again into the museums and exhibions.