Brecht-Weigel Gedenkstätte

Brecht-Weigel Gedenkstätte information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Chausseestrasse 125
Telephone
+49 30 200 571 844
Getting there
Subway: Oranienburger Tor, Naturkundemuseum
More information
www.adk.de/de/archiv/gedenkstaetten
Prices
tours adult/concession €5/2.50
Opening hours
tours half-hourly 10-11.30am Tue-Fri & 2-3.30pm Tue, 5-6.30pm Thu, 10am-3.30pm Sat, hourly 11am-6pm Sun
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Playwright Bertolt Brecht lived in this house from 1953 until his death in 1956. Guides take you inside his office, a large library, and the tiny bedroom where he died. Decorated with Chinese artwork, it’s been left as though he’d briefly stepped out, leaving his hat and woollen cap hanging on the door. Downstairs are the cluttered quarters of his actress wife, Helene Weigel.

The couple are buried on the adjacent Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof . Tours are in German and limited to eight people. The basement restaurant, Brechtkeller , serves Austrian food prepared from Weigel’s recipes, amid family pictures and original set models from Brecht’s productions.