Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
Telephone
+49 30 3978 7175
Getting there
Bus: 100
Sbahn: Hauptbahnhof
Ubahn: Bundestag, Hauptbahnhof
More information
www.hkw.de
Opening hours
exhibits 11am-7pm Wed-Mon
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This highly respected cultural centre showcases contemporary non-European art, music, dance, literature, films and theatre, and also serves as a discussion forum on zeitgeist-reflecting issues. The gravity-defying parabolic roof of Hugh Stubbins’ extravagant building, designed as the American contribution to a 1957 architectural exhibition, is echoed by Henry Moore’s sculpture Butterfly in the reflecting pool.

Computerised chime concerts ring out at noon and 6pm daily from the nearby 68-bell carillon, and live concerts take place Sunday at 3pm from May to September (also at 2pm in December). The cost of admission varies.