Story of Berlin
This engaging museum breaks 800 years of Berlin history down into bite-size chunks that are easy to swallow but substantial enough to be...
The 3.5km Kurfürstendamm is a ribbon of commerce that began as a bridle path to the royal hunting lodge in the Grunewald forest. In the...
Bar Jeder Vernunft
Life’s still a cabaret at this intimate 1912 mirrored art nouveau tent, which puts on sophisticated song-and-dance shows, comedy and...
Café-Restaurant Wintergarten im Literaturhaus
The hustle and bustle of Ku’damm is only a block away from this genteel art nouveau villa with attached literary salon and bookshop....
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This museum in a charming villa is devoted to German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), whose social and political awareness lent a tortured power to her lithographs, graphics, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings. In the newly revamped four-floor exhibit, you first get to meet this extraordinary woman who lived in Berlin for 52 years, then study her artistic visions, including the powerful antihunger lithography Brot! (Bread!, 1924) and the woodcut series Krieg (War, 1922–23).
Other recurring themes include motherhood and death; sometimes the two are strangely intertwined, as in works that show death as a nurturing figure, cradling its victims. There’s also a copy of Gustav Seitz’ Kollwitz sculpture that sits on Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. Special exhibits supplement the permanent exhibit twice annually.