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Rising visitor numbers in Berlin museums

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Visitors are returning to the museums. In 2022, the museums and memorial sites funded by the state recorded over 7.5 million visitors.

Compared to the previous year, this means an increase of almost four million visitors, as the Senate Department for Culture announced on Monday. This means that the figures are almost back to the pre-Corona level. Berlin's memorial sites and documentation centres are particularly popular.

"The public from Germany and abroad is back"

Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer (Left Party) was pleased with the rising visitor numbers: "The rising visitor numbers last year show us that Berlin's museums and memorial sites have not lost their relevance despite the crises of recent years. The public from Germany and abroad is back." He also highlighted the introduction of free Museum Sundays as well as broad educational offers as attractive ways to attract new audiences.

Large increase in the number of visitors to the National Museums

The museums of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation recorded around 2 million more visitors than in the previous year. The Foundation includes in particular the National Museums in Berlin. Some museums and foundations were even able to exceed their visitor numbers from the pre-Corona year 2019. These include the Domäne Dahlem, the Schwules Museum (Gay Museum), the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Topography of Terror.

Author: BerlinOnline/
Publication date: 18 April 2023
Last updated: 18 April 2023

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