The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin supports Earth Hour 2013

Museumsinsel Berlin

Something rather extraordinary is going to happen on Saturday, 23 March 2013: as part of a global campaign initiated by the World Wildlife Fund and supported by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, the lights on the Museumsinsel Berlin and all of its buildings will be switched off from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

This unusual initiative is a symbolic gesture that aims to raise environmental awareness and promote efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is proud to be taking part in this global call to action from the World Heritage Centre and the World Wildlife Fund, and together with other World Heritage sites across the world will turn off the lights for Earth Hour 2013. The Museumsinsel Berlin was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.