Around Berlin

In 1905 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner founded Germany’s first modern-artist group, called Die Brücke (The Bridge). Rejecting traditional techniques taught in the academies, they experimented with bright, emotional colours and warped perspectives that paved the way for German expressionism and modern art in general. Schmidt-Rottluff’s personal collection forms the core of this lovely presentation of expressionist art.

A visit here is easily combined with the nearby Kunsthaus Dahlem (combination tickets adult/concession €8/5).

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Nearby Around Berlin attractions

1. Kunsthaus Dahlem

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This private art museum in the monumental studio of Nazi-era sculptor Arno Breker presents modernist works created in Germany in the years between WWII…

2. AlliiertenMuseum Berlin

0.76 MILES

The original Checkpoint Charlie guard cabin, a Berlin Airlift plane and a reconstructed spy tunnel are among the dramatic exhibits at the Allied Museum,…

3. Freilichtmuseum Domäne Dahlem

0.85 MILES

Pat a potbellied pig or clamber on a historical tractor at this open-air museum that’s actually a modern working farm attached to a rambling manor house…

4. Museum Europäischer Kulturen


Everyday culture and cultural contact in Europe from the 18th century to the present is the focus of this museum, which also examines such topical themes…

5. ‘Berlin Brain’

1.19 MILES

British architect Norman Foster was the brain behind the ‘Berlin Brain’, a cranial-shaped 2005 masterpiece of modern architecture that houses the Freie…

6. Freie Universität Berlin

1.26 MILES

The Free University is one of three public universities in Berlin, with nearly 31,500 students hitting the books in numerous buildings spread across…

7. Botanischer Garten & Museum

1.38 MILES

Berlin’s vast Freie Universität Berlin–affiliated botanical gardens boast 22,000 plant species. It's an inspirational spot to reconnect with nature…

8. Mahnmal Gleis 17

1.56 MILES

Between 1941 and 1942, more than 50,000 Jewish Berliners were deported from Gleis 17 (platform 17) next to the S-Bahn station Grunewald. Some 186 trains…