Berlin might be my favorite city in the world for museums.** While NYC’s Met and Paris’s Louvre are spectacular encyclopedic collections, leave it to the Germans and their thoroughness to have multiple institutions that combined create one of the most unbelievable repositories of art that probably exists anywhere in the western world. So buckle up for some fantastic and fantastically thorough Berlin museums!
** A caveat. I went to London when I was 12 and much to my chagrin haven’t had the opportunity to go back yet. It is possible that if I better remembered the British Museum and the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery and all the rest (I tried to go to the Courtauld too, but it happened to be closed for renovations in 1996– man I was an art nerd even when I was a kid!) that London would bear the (western) world museum crown. Damn, I need to get myself back to London.