The Humboldt Forum Opens in 2020
One of the great things about being located right in the middle of Berlin is having Museum Island so close to our doorsteps. Many people think the entire island is Museum Island when, in fact, it is only the upper half. And while it was always the unofficial rule that Bundesstraße 2 was the dividing line of where Museum Island ends, come September 2020 the boundary of Museum Island is going to need rejigging for a very good reason.
We are incredibly excited that the Humboldt Forum has announced next September as their unofficial opening date. While a specific day hasn’t been set in stone, when you’ve been waiting as long as we have for what promises to be Berlin’s next level museum experience, you’re going to want to know everything about the opening.
That’s why we are answering some of the most popular questions guests have had about Humboldt Forum and what it all means.
What is the Humboldt Forum?
Replacing the Ethnological Museum of Berlin and the Museum of Asian Art, the Humboldt Forum is going to be a hybrid of museums, galleries and event spaces catered to all ages.
It will be a new space but obviously isn’t a new building. It’s created faithfully as a reconstruction of the Berlin Palace; itself a former palace with a history going all the way back to the 16h century. After many iterations and certain areas of the palace being demolished in the 1950s, as well as an extensive period from 2003 to remove asbestos, there’s been a lot of love put into bringing back one of the most defining buildings of the Berlin skyline.
What will be at Humboldt forum?