Berlin's other museums
It's very possible, that after the Berlin big three museum complexes, Charlottenburgu, Tiergarten and Dahlem will feel a cultural surfeit. However, you should know, there are some perfect things in the city, unconventional museums, most of which will reward you for the effort of visiting them.
Bauhaus Archive, Klingelhoferstr. 13-14 Bus #29 do Lutzowplatz; Wed-Mon. 11.00-17.00; 3 DM, students 1 DM.
Bauhaus - design school, Crafts and Architecture was founded in 1919 in Weimar by Walter Gropius. W 1925 years was transferred to Dessau, and then to Berlin, then in 1933 year was closed by the Nazis. The influence of the Bauhaus was enormous and these little collections will give you some idea of it. It is still producing (with minor modifications) Marcel Breuer chair, and the designs and models of the buildings of the former Bauhaus director Mięs van der Rohe show, how much the Bauhaus style has changed the face of modern cities.
There are also works by Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy’ego, Schlemmera i Klee’a, all of which once worked at the Bauhaus. By the way, the building itself was designed by Gropius.
Museum of the City of Berlin (Berlin Museum), Lindenstr. 14. Coaches #41, #29 i #24; wt.-nd. 11.00-18.00; 3.50 DM.
It is an attempt to present the history and development of the city with pictures, And prints and handicrafts. Earlier sections are quite successful, but the best exhibitions are about our century, especially the collection of posters and toys from the war period, as well as the portraits of Hitler and Goring by Klaus Richter. The Kaiserpanorama should not be missed, a great photoplastion from the mid-nineteenth century, which was thus constructed, that the rotating slides can be viewed by several people at the same time. Usually slides of pre-war Berlin are shown, which bring back to life a city that no longer exists.
Until a permanent place is found, the museum will also house part of the collection of the Jewish Museum, a small but moving collection of Judaica showing the history and tragedy of the Jewish community of Berlin. The rest of the museum's collection is located in Martin-Gropius-Bau (look below). It also fits here (and this is the main reason, for which this place is so frequently visited) funny reconstruction of an old German bar;
Old Berliner Weissbierstube (open until 16.00, often crowded), where traditional German cuisine is served (characterized by a high proportion of pork).
Brucke Museum, Bussardsteig 9. Bus #68; Wed-Mon and Wed 11.00-17.00; 3.50 DM, students 1.50 DM.
A collection of works by a group known as der Brucke („Most”), which operated in Dresden and Berlin from 1905 do 1913 year. The most famous names are Kirchner, Heckel i Schmidt-Rottluff, who painted expressionist cityscapes and had a significant influence on later artists.
Hamburger Banhof, Invalidenstr. 50/51. Unia S-Bahn 3 to Lehrter Stadtbah-nohof or by bus # 83. Opening hours and admission - variable.
Like the Anhalter Bahnhof in the south, Hamburg station was destroyed during the war, although it ceased to function as a railway station in 1906 year. Fortunately, he did not share the post-war fate of his twin and now it is an important place for temporary art exhibitions, usually contemporary. It is an exciting and innovative center, with a good cafe and bookstore.
Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Fassanstr. 24 (Kudamm block); Wed-Mon. 11.00-18.00; 6 DM, students 3 DM.
Kathe Kollwitz's drawings and graphics are among the most moving works of the first half of our century. Born in 1867 year, she spent almost all her life in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where her works have gained radical, left-wing perspective. After her son's death during World War I, her woodcuts and engravings became unequivocally pacifist, they also often took up the topic of mother and child. When her grandson died during the Second World War, her works have grown even more bitter and sad. The rich collection of her works in the museum allows you to trace the development of her art, the culminating achievement of which are the tense and tragic sculptures on the upper floor.
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Stresemann Str. 110. Coaches #24 i 29; wt.-nd.10.00-18-00; permanent exhibitions - admission free; temporary exhibitions - opening hours and ticket price vary.
Gropius-Bau was designed in 1877 of the year by Martin Gropius, uncle of the Master of Bauhaus, Walter and Schinkel's apprentice. Before it was destroyed during the war, housed a museum of applied art. It has been rebuilt in recent years, the interior design has also been changed. It now serves as the main and most prestigious exhibition hall in the city. The building also houses the main collections of the Jewish Museum with a shocking section dedicated to the war years, and a large collection of German applied and fine art. If you choose to visit Martin-Gropius-Bau, do not hesitate to visit the nearby exhibition "Topography of Terror".