UFA Film Nights

Silent Film Classics with Live Musical Accompaniment

Open Air in the Heart of Berlin

Museumsinsel / Kolonnadenhof
Berlin Mitte
Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin
 

About the location

Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in central Berlin attracts visitors from all over the world and is the cradle of what is today known as the Berlin State Museums, which display their outstanding collections reflecting the millennia-old history of art and culture in Europe and the Mediterranean region in the island’s incomparable architectural ensemble.

In 1999, UNESCO declared Berlin’s Museum Island a World Heritage Site, describing it as a “unique ensemble of museums that illustrates the development of modern museum design over more than a century.”

The beginning of construction on Museum Island in Berlin is closely linked to the Enlightenment and the humanist ideals of the early 19th century. Great architects such as Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Friedrich August Stüler were key players in the architectural design of the Spreeinsel (Spree Island), which is also the historical starting point of Berlin and the center of the city. Their masterpieces of classical architecture still give the Museum Island its distinctive look. With the opening of today's Altes Museum in 1830, Museum Island began its development into a “sanctuary for art and science” under Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The construction of the Neues Museum (1843-1855), the Alte Nationalgalerie (1867-1876), the Bode Museum (1897 to 1904 as the Kaiser Friedrich Museum) and the Pergamon Museum (1910-1930) followed.

The central open-air grounds of the Museum Island are formed by the Kolonnadenhof (Colonnade Courtyard), surrounded by the buildings of the Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the colonnade. The original landscaping dates from 1880. The current version picked up on the floor plan and motifs of the historical design and modernized it with care.

After 2014 and 2015, this historic cultural space is once again the ideal venue for the UFA Film Nights.

Please use the following public transport options to visit the UFA Film Nights in Berlin's historical center:
U-Bahn/S-Bahn Station "Friedrichstraße," S-Bahn station Hackescher Markt, Bus 100, 200, 348 (Lustgarten), 147 (Friedrichstraße) Tram 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (Hackescher Markt); 13, 52, 53 (Am Kupfergraben)

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If arriving by car, we highly recommend avoiding Unter den Linden Boulevard due to construction there. The following parking lots are available within walking distance of Museum Island: Radisson Blu Hotel, City Quartier Dom-Aquarée, Internationales Handelszentrum (IHZ).