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LIGHT ART SPACE (LAS) presents with Berl-Berl from 10 July to 26 September 2021 an installation by Jakob Kudsk Steensen in the Halle am Berghain. The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is a cooperation partner and offers a variety of opportunities to experience Berlin's urban nature with the Citizen Science project WissensFluss: Die Berliner Panke. In addition, group tours of the museum are again possible. Also highly topical is the special exhibition "Parasites-Live Undercover". Online tickets are required to visit the exhibition.

Berl-Berl takes us to Berlin's origins as a marshland, formed by a glacial valley over 10,000 years old. The Danish artist works at the intersection of art and technology. For his first solo exhibition in Europe, he will present a monumental digital installation in the Halle am Berghain, the subject of which is lost and existing natural worlds. The artist is collaborating with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, using the scientific collection of taxidermy and animal voices, including those from the Berlin area. In the context of the exhibition, the citizen science project WissensFluss: Die Berliner Panke is being implemented at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Nature can be experienced in many ways in Berlin: in forests, meadows, parks and on the water:

WissenFluss in the Spreewald

Date and time: 17.07.21 and 18.07.21, from 09:00 to 12:00 hrs

Description: A boat trip in the Spreewald leads to the origins of Berl-Berl, the title of Jakob Kudsk Steensen's exhibition in the Halle am Berghain. It revives lost perspectives on the marshlands by connecting Berlin's current marshlands, the species and mythologies that once inhabited them. Biologist Kim Mortega links this virtual world to the special characteristics of this natural habitat, its biodiversity and historical context.

Water ecology excursion Spandauer Forst - Biodiversity of Berlin Wetlands

Date and time: 17.07.21, 24.07.21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Description: This excursion for children aged 12 and over is a unique nature experience on Berlin's urban territory. It will not only provide interesting insights into this lesser-known ecosystem, but will also highlight its fragility and need for protection. The focus will be on illustrating ecological relationships using various examples from the animal world.

Renaturation @PankeCity

Date and time: 10.07.21 and 31.07.21 from 15:30 to 17:00

Description: During a relaxed walk along the Panke to the Südpanke Park, participants learn about the history of the former "whirling river", how renaturation along the Panke takes place today and check the water quality along the different stages.

Nature Metropolis Berlin - Discovery Tour through the Tiergarten

Nowhere in Berlin are urban ecology, urban history and culture so closely linked as in the Tiergarten. On a trail through Berlin's largest park, participants will discover many exciting animal and plant species from all over the world. The excursion through the Tiergarten will be led by biologists Frederic Griesbaum and Korbinian Pacher, who both work as guides at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Dates see Calendar of Events Homepage

Group tours of the museum

From July onwards, guided tours in small groups of maximum 10 people are again possible in the museum. After-work tours and children's birthday tours can also be booked again.

Special exhibition "Parasites - Life Undercover

The constant race of adaptation and counter-adaptation of host and parasite results in the most incredible survival strategies and ways of life. This makes them exciting objects of research. The exhibition also provides a topical link to the Corona pandemic and allows researchers from various fields to have their say, including the well-known virologist Christian Drosten and the museum's bat researcher Mirjam Knörnschild.


The podcast Beats & Bones, which was awarded the German Audiobook Prize in the category "Best Podcast", can be listened to before and after the exhibition or simply in between. For children, there is the podcast Süßes oder Saurier. Both podcasts take listeners into the world of science in a clear, easy-to-understand way.

For more information on the above-mentioned topics, registration options and the protection and hygiene rules, please visit the museum's homepage.