POINTS OF INTEREST
Every Berlin neighborhood has a Heimatmuseum, which literally translates as “homeland museum” and which acts as a repository for local lore and history. Most are dusty, ill-frequented places, but not the Museum Neukölln, which not only has gone above and beyond in terms of design and organization, but also might be Berlin’s most technologically advanced museum. Its permanent exhibition, “99 x Neukölln” is a wonderful grab-bag of objects, both old and new, that represent the neighborhood, displayed in cases equipped with computer touchscreens that tell each object's history, context, and connection to other objects in the room. The museum is on the grounds of schloss Britz.