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Ciy Trips: Berlin Germany
In Berlin's museums you
find out about Berlin's myth: the cinema, the film directors and actors, the social, political and cultural scenes.
During a sightseeing city tour through Berlin's center you pass the Museums' Island (S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6, S-train station Hackescher Markt S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, Tram M1, 50, Lustgarten bus 100, 200), the Kulturforum (U- and S-train station Potsdamer Platz, S1, S2, S25, S26, U2, bus 200), the museums in the Nikolai quarter (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, bus 100, bus 200), the museums at Gendarmen-Markt (U-train station Franzoesische Strasse, U6, U-train station Stadtmitte, U2, U6) and the multimedia show The Story of Berlin at Kurfuerstendamm (S-train station Savignyplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, U-train stations Uhlandstrasse, U1, Kurfuerstenstrasse, U9).
Pre and Early History, Greek and Roman Antiques, Egyptian, Near Eastern, Indian, East Asian and Islamic Art and Culture, Ethnology
From 1830 onwards Prussian kings and German emperors commissioned museums on the bank of the Spree river in walking distance from their town palace. Museums' Island has been part of Berlin's UNESCO World Heritage since 2000 (S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse S1, S2, S25, S26, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6, S-train station Hackescher Markt S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, tram M1, 50, Lustgarten stop, bus 100, 200).
Next to the former town palace at Lustgarten you find the first museum built in 1830: Alte Museum - old museum. The Alte Museum exhibits Greek and Roman sculptures. The Egyptian Museum and the famous bust of Nofertiti are located on the first floor.
At the back of the Alte Museum, the Neue Museum - new museum - was built from 1843 to 1847. At present the Neue Museum is being remodeled. From 2009 onwards the Egyptian collections that have been stored in Charlottenburg will be exhibited here once again.
The Alte Nationalgalerie at Bodestrasse was built from 1866 to 1876. The museum shows works of art from the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, among them paintings by Berlin artists Adolph von Menzel and Max Liebermann, landscape paintings by Berlin's Classicist architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
The Pergamon Museum was built from 1909 to 1930. The Greek Pergamon Altar is exhibited here, sculptured from 180 to 160 B.C.E., you see the Babylonian Ishtar Gate built around 580 B.C.E. in Iraq, and other Near Eastern, Greek and Roman buildings and sculptures, including a floor mosaic from Jordan. In the upper floor of the Pergamon Museum, the Museum for Islamic Art shows art work from Jordan, from Iran and from India.
At the end of Museums' Island the Bode Museum protrudes into the Spree river. Renovated in 2006, the museum shows 1700 sculptures from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century, amongst them the works of Donatello, Pisano, Bernini, Riemenschneider and Schlueter. The Bode-Museum also exhibits late Antique and Byzantine art from the 3rd to the 19th century, a collection of historical coins and 150 paintings of old masters.
Further outside of town you experience the lifestyles of the Prussian electors in Schloss Charlottenburg, a palace built for the electress Sophie Charlotte around 1700 (U-train station Richard-Wagner-Platz, U7, U-train station Sophie-Charlotte-Platz, U2).
Nearby, in the Museum fuer Vor- und Fruehgeschichte - museum for pre and early history - you see exhibits from Heinrich Schliemann's Trojan excavations. You admire Art Nouveau and Art Deco interiors in the Broehan-Museum, the Sammlung Berggruen shows a large number of Picassos and a few paintings by Cezanne, van Gogh, Braque and Giacometti.
In Dahlem (U-train station Dahlem-Dorf, U1) you find - next to the Botanical Garden and the Botanical Museum - the Museum Europaeischer Kulturen - museum for European Cultures (Im Winkel 6-8), the Museum fuer Indische Kunst - museum for Indian art, the Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst - museum for East Asian art, and the Ethnologische Museum - ethnological museum, with the Junior Museum for young scientists from 8 years onwards (Lansstrasse 8).
The Bruecke Museum in Bussardsteig 9 shows the works of the German Expressionist Bruecke group of artists (U-train station Dahlem-Dorf, U1, then bus X83, 183 up to Koenigin-Luise-Strasse at the corner of Clayallee).
Technology and Science
You cannot mistake the hanging plane of the Deutsche Technikmuseum - technology museum - on the site of the Kreuzberg Anhalter Bahnhof station (Trebbiner Strasse 9, U-train station Gleisdreieck, U1, U2, U-train station Moeckernbruecke, U7). The plane is one of the Western Allies "raisin bombs" that brought food to West Berlin during the Soviet blockade from 1948-1949.
The Technology Museum shows and explains navigation, aviation and astronautics, telecommunication, computing, textile fabrication, paper production and printing, photography, food production, traffic and electrical engineering.
You see a model of Konrad Zuse's Z1 computer, a historic brewery, a windmill, a water wheel and a solar power plant.
Around the corner from Kurfuerstendamm avenue (Meinekestrasse 24, Kurfuerstendamm station U1, U2, Uhlandstrasse U1, Zoologischer Garten U2, U9, S3, S7, S75, S9) you find the Loxx Miniaturwelten, the world's largest model railway with digital PHS-control in the scale of 1:87 (H0), showing Berlin's municipal, regional, national and international trains.
The Museum fuer Kommunikation dates back to the "Reichspostmuseum" - the Imperial Postal Office. It is the worldwide oldest postal museum. Today's building in Leipziger Strasse 16 opened in 1898 (U-train station Stadtmitte, U2, U6, U-train station Mohrenstrasse, U2, bus 200). You get information on the history of postal services, communication technology and strategy. The museum's Blue and Red Maritius are a highlight for stamp collectors.
The Museum fuer Naturkunde - Natural Science Museum - of the Humboldt University owns - amongst others - donations by Alexander von Humboldt and Adelbert von Chamisso (Invalidenstrasse 43, U-train station Zinnowitzstrasse, U 6). Expect to find an impressive hall of dinosaurs with 30 skeletons, originals and replicas, one of them a very long - 75.5 foot - Brachiosaurus from Tansania.
Berlin boasts two observatories, the Zeiss Grossplanetarium in Prenzlauer Allee 80 (S-train station Prenzlauer Allee, S41, S42, S8, tram M1) and the Archenbold Sternwarte in Alt-Treptow 1 (S-train station Treptower Park, S41, S 42 or S-train station Plaenterwald S8, S9, from the S-train stations to the observatory take bus 166, 167 or 265).
Art, Architecture and Design
Located between Tiergarten and Potsdamer Platz the Kulturforum was designed in the 1960's by Hans Scharoun (S- and U-train station Potsdamer Platz, S1, S2, S25, S26, U2). At close range you see Berlin's art and craft from the middle ages to today - with two exceptions: art of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century is exhibited in the Alte Nationalgalerie on Museums' Island (S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse S1, S2, S25, S26, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6, S-train station Hackescher Markt S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, tram M1, 50, Lustgarten bus 100, 200), today's art in the Museum fuer Gegenwart in Hamburger Bahnhof station (S-train station Lehrter Bahnhof, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9).
The Gemaeldegalerie of the Kulturforum inherited the art collections of the Prussian electors and kings. You find paintings by Duerer, Cranach, Holbein, Bosch, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, Botticelli, Rafael, Tizian, the brothers Le Nain, Watteau, Goya, Velasquez, Morillo and Gainsbourough.
Designed by Mies van der Rohe, the Neue Nationalgalerie was built from 1965 to 1968. You see paintings by Edvard Munch, George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Juan Miro.
When founded in 1867, the Kunstgewerbemuseum - Museum for Arts and Crafts - had its seat in the Martin-Gropius-Bau building. In Kulturforum, the museum exhibits crafts from the Early Middle Ages up to today: church treasures, everyday objects and industrial design.
The Kupferstich-Kabinett shows drawings, watercolours and prints from the 14th century up to today, among the exhibits are works of Duerer, Bruegel and Rembrandt.
In the Musikinstrumenten-Museum - you see and listen to - musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th century. The largest instrument exhibited is a Wurlitzer organ from the year 1929.
Up to August 2, 2005 Nofertiti's famous bust can be seen next to the Philharmonie, in the exhibition 'Hieroglyphen um Nofretete': The exhibition analyses the use of signs in paintings - from Albrecht Duerer to Keith Haring.
Near Kulturforum, crossing the diplomat's quarter by following the Landwehrkanal canal, you find the Bauhaus Archive in Klingelhoeferstrasse 14 (U-train station Nollendorfplatz, U2, bus 100). The archive shows documents, works and designs from the history of the Bauhaus School.
On the other side of Tiergarten, today's art is exhibited in Berlin's oldest public transport train station - a Classicist building dating back to the middle of the 19th century. The Museum fuer Gegenwart in the former Hamburger Bahnhof station in Invalidenstrasse 50-51 (S-train station Lehrter Bahnhof, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9) shows the works of Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Richard Serra.
In the Nikolai quarter in Probststrasse 11 the Heinrich Zille Museum gives an overview of the works of the artist (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, bus 100, bus 200).
On the four floors of a 19th century mansion the Kaethe Kollwitz Museum exhibits the work of the sculptor - next to Literaturhaus Berlin (Fasanenstrasse 24, U-train station Kurfuerstendamm, U9, Uhlandstrasse, U1).
Across from Schloss Charlottenburg palace, in the Broehan-Museum, you see Art Nouveau and Art-Deco interiors, and , in the Sammlung Berggruen, paintings by Picasso, plus works by Cezanne, van Gogh, Braque and Giacometti (U-train station Richard-Wagner-Platz, U7, U-train station Sophie-Charlotte-Platz, U2).
In Dahlem at Grunewald forest the Bruecke Museum shows the work of the Bruecke group of artists (Bussardsteig 9, U-train station Dahlem-Dorf, U1, then bus X83, 183 up to Koenigin-Luise-Strasse / Clayallee).
Liebermann Villa, Wannsee
Situated in beautiful landscape the Liebermann Villa at the Wannsee lake (S-train station Wannsee then bus 114 station Colomierstrasse, 5 minute bus ride) exhibits Max Liebermann's paintings and a documentation on his life.
Berlin's housing associations try to revive the GDR's prefabricated concrete tower blocks: In Hellersdorfer Strasse No 173 and No 175 young artists, architects and designers redecorated two high rise buildings, in No 179 a museum exhibits Wohnungs-Standard WBS 70 - a model flat out of the GDR's 1980's: floral wallcovering and settee, a carpet from Ulan-Bator and kitchen chairs from Tirana (U-train station Kottbusser Platz, U5, the museum apartment is opened on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:00 to 18:00 hours, on Sundays from 14:00 to 16:00 hours, for information / appointments telephone ++49 +30 - 9 90 11 61).
In the center of Berlin, at the Spree river promenade, opposite to the Berlin Cathedral, the GDR-Museum - DDR-Museum - shows everyday life in the socialist republic (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, S-train station Hackescher Markt, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, bus: 100, 200: Lustgarten stop, "DomAquarée" boat pier): "watch TV in an authentic GDR living room, rummage through the drawers of the Carat wall unit, have a sniff at the spice rack in the kitchen and marvel at the pressure cooker left on the stove. Visitors are also invited to watch gripping documentaries while sitting in original cinema seats, prove their skills on the football table and replay the only match that ever occurred between West and East Germany during the 1974 World Cup, or even dance the 'Lipsi'"
At Kurfuerstendamm-Karree in Kurfuerstendamm 207-208 the multimedia show The Story of Berlin takes you through the city's history (Savignyplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, Uhlandstrasse, U1, Kurfuerstenstrasse, U9).
In 2005 the Deutsche Historische Museum - German History Museum opened in the Zeughaus arsenal, Unter den Linden 2 (S-train station Hackescher Markt S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse S1, S2, S25, S26, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6, U-train stations Franzoesische Strasse, Hausvogteiplatz, U6, stops at Staatsoper, Lustgarten, bus 100, bus 200). Changing exhibitions are shown in the modern annex designed by the architect I.M. Pei.
At Gendarmenmarkt the Hugenotten Museum in the Franzoesische Dom - French cathedral - documents the history of Berlin's Protestant French immigrants, in the Deutsche Dom - German cathedral - the exhibition is dedicated to the revolutionary events in 1848's Berlin (U-train station Franzoesische Strasse, U6 Or U-train station Stadtmitte, U6, U2).
Opened in 2001, the Jewish Museum in Kreuzberg commemorates Berlin's and Germany's Jewish history. The Alte Kammergericht - the old chambers' court, built from 1734 to 1735, is integrated into the modern building designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind (U-train station Hallesches Tor, U1, U6).
The Maerkische Museum (U-train station Maerkisches Museum, U2, S-train station Jannowitzbruecke S3, S5, S7, S75, S9) is the seat of Berlin's city museum. The museum documents all aspects of Berlin's history. At the riverside - the Maerkische Ufer - the Historische Hafen - historical port - shows barges and tugboats constructed from 1890 onwards.
In a number of historical locations, e.g. in the reconstructed houses of the Nikolai quarter, Berlin's city museum - Stadtmuseum - shows changing exhibitions on Berlin's art and cultural history (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, bus 100, bus 200).
In the Nikolai church the city museum commemorates pastor Paul Gerhard, an author of Lutheran church songs.
At the corner of Poststrasse, in the 19th century interior of the Knoblauch-Haus, built from 1754 to 1760, you visit an exhibition on the history of the house's Jewish inhabitants. Lessing, Mendelssohn, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Scharnhorst and Freiherr von Stein were guests. Eduard Knoblauch, the architect of the Neue Synagoge in Oranienburger Strasse, was a member of the family.
Berlin's city museum exhibits its collection of prints in the Ephraim Palais at the corner of Muehlendamm bridge, the mansion was built from 1763 to 1764.
Leaving Nikolai quarter, cross the arm of the Spree river via Muehlendamm bridge, pass Breite Strasse and turn right into Bruederstrasse. The Baroque residential building at No 10 is the Galgenhaus. In Galgenhaus Berlin's city museum shows its collection of photographs.
The house of the writer, publisher and bookseller Christoph Friedrich Nicolai in Bruederstrasse No 13 was Berlin's spiritual center during the era of Enlightenment and Romanticism. The philosopher Hegel, the physician Hufeland, the artists Schadow and Chodowieki came here. Today the city museum documents Berlin's theatrical history in the Nicolaihaus.
In the open air museum Dueppel at an excavated site you visit a reconstructed medieval settlement from the beginning of the 13th century. Berlin's city museum organises demonstrations of medieval crafts: the baking of bread, pottery, weaving and carving (Clauerstrasse 11, U-train station Krumme Lanke, U1, S-train stations Zehlendorf, Mexikoplatz, S1, bus 115, 629).
In the Domaene Dahlem farm and mansion (U-train station Dahlem-Dorf, U1), first built in 1560 and remodeled many times, the city museum demonstrates the history of Berlin's agriculture and food industries. You see rural crafts, a 19th century grocery, and an exhibition on the manufacture of chocolates. The ecological farm on the site sells its products in a shop.
During the times of the emperor Wilhelm II, the shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt rented a captain's uniform, and started to order civilians around. In the end he had the mayor of Berlin's Koepenick district arrested and the city treasury confiscated. Carl Zuckmayer wrote a play in 1930 based on the true story of the "Captain of Koepenick", in 1956 Heinz Ruehmann had the leading part in the film. In the council house in the old town of Koepenick you see an exhibition on the "Captain of Koepenick" (S-train station Koepenick, S3, then tram 60, 62). Nearby in Alte Markt 1 the Heimatmuseum documents Koepenick's history.
The Anti War Museum in Bruesseler Strasse 21 (U-train station Amrumer Strasse, U9) documents the First and Second World War.
The Gedenkstaette Koepenicker Blutwoche Juni 1933 in Puchanstrasse 12 commemorates Koepenick's citizens tortured by the National Socialist SA (S-train station Koepenick, S3).
Near the government district, in Niederkirchnerstrasse in front of the Martin-Gropius-Bau building, construction works uncovered Gestapo torture cells in the building's basement. The open air exhibition Topographie des Terrors informs on the area's former SS- and Gestapo headquarters (S-train station Potsdamer Platz, S1, S2, S25, S26, U2, bus 200). In Niederkirchnerstrasse a section of the Berlin Wall has been preserved - increasingly eroded by souvenir hunters.
In Stauffenbergstrasse 13-14 south of Tiergarten you can visit the Gedenkstaette Deutscher Widerstand in the former "Bendlerblock" (U-train station Kurfuerstenstrasse, U1). From 1914 to 1918, the Bendlerblock was the seat of the Imperial Naval Office, after the First World War the supreme command of the armed forces resided in the building. After the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler July 20, 1944, the generals Beck and Olbricht, Graf von Stauffenberg, Mertz von Quirnheim and von Haeften were shot. Today you find an exhibition here on German resistance groups motivated by all kinds of beliefs from Communism to Christianity.
In Ploetzensee there is another memorial (U-train station Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, U7, then bus 123) for the victims of National Socialism. In the former jail circa 1800 people from different countries were executed from 1933 to 1945 - including conspirers of July 20, 1944.
In a mansion located at lake Wannsee, in 1942, high ranking National Socialist officials formally decided on the genocide that had already started. In the Wannsee villa today, you find an exhibition on "The Wannsee Conference and the Genocide of European Jews" (S-train station Wannsee, S1, S7).
In the German Russian Museum in the Lichtenberg Karlshorst district you visit the rooms, where German generals surrendered unconditionally on May 9, 1945. The Museum also shows a documentation of the German war against the Soviet Union (Zwieseler Strasse 4, S-train station Karlshorst, S3 or U-train station Tierpark, U5, then bus 396).
In 1945 Stalin, Truman, Churchill or Attlee met in Schloss Cecilienhof palace in Potsdam and determined spheres of influence and borders in the Potsdam Agreement.
You can visit the conference rooms in Schloss Cecilienhof. The interior is preserved in the condition of 1945 (Potsdam station, Neuer Garten, S-train S1 or regional train RE1 from Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Zoologischer Garten, then bus 692).
You see remains of the Berlin Wall at the former border crossing C - "Checkpoint Charlie" - in Friedrichstrasse at the corner of Zimmerstrasse. You also find the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse 43-45, U-train stations Kochstrasse, U6, Stadtmitte, U2) documenting more and less successful escape attempts across the Berlin wall. Checkpoint Charlie was the central Berlin transit point for foreign visitors, diplomats, GDR citizens on special missions, exchanged spys and military officials. Part of the wall has been preserved at the Gedenkstaette Berliner Mauer in Bernauer Strasse (S-train station Nordbahnhof, S1, S2, U-train station Bernauer Strasse, U8). Across the memorial a documentation center informs on the history of the Berlin Wall. A section of the wall covered by artists' paintings - the East Side Gallery - is located at the Oberbaum bridge across the Spree river (S-train station Warschauer Strasse, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9).
In the Tempelhof district, the Memorial Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde shows a documentation on the reception of GDR refugees (Marienfelder Allee 666-680, S-train station Marienfelde, S2).
The Cold War in Berlin is the subject of the Aliierten Museum in the former US army cinema "Outpost" in Clay-Allee 125 (U-train station Oskar-Helene-Heim, U1).
In the Lichtenberg district's Research and Memorial Site Normannenstrasse you visit the rooms of the GDR Secret Service - Ministerium fuer Staatssicherheit, e.g. Erich Mielke's office (U-train station Magdalenenstrasse, U5). A former GDR security prison is shown in the Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen memorial (Genslerstrasse 66, tram 6, 7, 17). In the center of Potsdam the Gedenkstaette Lindenstrasse is a former GDR security prison (Lindenstrasse 24, Potsdam station, S-train S1, or regional train RE1 from Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Zoologischer Garten).
In the center of Berlin, at the Spree river promenade, opposite to the Berlin Cathedral, the GDR-Museum - DDR-Museum - shows everyday life in the socialist republic (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, S-train station Hackescher Markt, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, bus: 100, 200: Lustgarten stop, "DomAquarée" boat pier).
In Charlotte von Mahlsdorf's Gruenderzeit Museum you see the reconstructed Mulackritze pub (Hultschiner Damm 333, S-train station Mahlsdorf, S5, tram 62, bus 198). Built in 1890, the Mulackritze used to be located in Scheunenviertel's Mulackstrasse - up to 1951, the pub is one of the very few places left of the milieu described in Alfred Doeblin's 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, then Lothar Berfelde, collected late 19th century Gruenderzeit furniture and household items in the GDR. In the Mahlsdorf mansion you see nine rooms completely furnished in Historist Gruenderzeit style. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was quite a celebrity herself: Her autobiography "I am my own woman" was staged as a Broadway play.
The Erotic Museum of German sex shop owner Beate Uhse shows erotic art: sculptures, paintings and films (Joachimsthaler Strasse 4 / corner Kantstrasse, S- and U-train station Zoologischer Garten, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U9).
Photographer Helmut Newton grew up in Berlin, he donated his work to his hometown. Near Kurfuerstendamm you admire Helmut Newton's 'Big Nudes' in the Museum fuer Fotografie (Jebensstrase 2, S- and U-train station Zoologischer Garten, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U9).
In Kreuzberg, the Schwule - Gay - Museum documents homosexual history from 1850 onwards (Mehringdamm 61, U-train station, U6, U7).
In a reconstructed mansion of the Nikolai quarter in Muehlendamm 5 (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U2, U5, U8, bus 100, bus 200) the Cannabis Museum informs on the application and use of the plant.
The Filmhaus and Film Museum Berlin at Potsdamer Platz shows - apart from films - the estates of Marlene Dietrich, Fritz Lang and Heinz Ruehmann (S- and U-train station Potsdamer Platz, S1, S2, S25, S26, U2).
On the former UFA site in the Filmpark Babelsberg you have a look behind the scenery, e.g. into the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Babelsberg station, S-train S1, or regional train RE1 from Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Zoologischer Garten, then bus 602, 690, 698). The Potsdam Film Museum shows items from the estates of Zarah Leander, Lilian Harvey and Hans Albers. The museum takes you through Babelsberg's film history, including Nazi films, the films produced by emigrated film directors and actors, the GDR DEFA films (Potsdam station, S-train S1, or regional train RE1 from Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Zoologischer Garten).
For a few months in 1887, the Japanese physician, translator and writer Mori Ogai rented a room in the house on the corner of Luisenstrasse 39 / Marienstrasse 32 (S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse, S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75, U6). Today's Mori Ogai Gedenkstaette has been furnished by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the style of a 19th century boarding house room. Old photographs, a small library, quotes from his works and diaries commemorate Mori Ogai.
In the Brecht Haus in Chausseestrasse 125 (U-train station Zinnowitzer Strasse, U6) you visit the rooms the writer worked and lived in during the last years of his life. You eat as Bertold Brecht did: The basement restaurant uses Helene Weigel's Austrian recipies.
In Berlin Treptow, you visit the apartment of the writer Anna Seghers (Anna-Seghers-Strasse 81, S-train station Adlershof, S6, S8, S9, S45, S46).
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