In the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in the southwest of Berlin, 13 museums and cultural institutions – all nestled in an attractive natural and cultural landscape – have banded together to form a network. The Kulturkorso offers visitors leisure and education, history, relaxation and creative inspiration like no other location in the city. The Kulturkorso brings together institutions that present classical and modern art, botany, and contemporary and cultural history in diverse ways. The participating organisations are open, vibrant museums and cultural institutions that are all united by their commitment to a common idea: facilitating experiences with culture and nature in a leisurely setting.
Information on the network: www.kulturkorso.berlin
Variety is our key. You can see everything here, from candy bombers to an original Venetian gondola, Alexander von Humboldt’s collection of plants, Lenné’s garden kingdom and contemporary international art, but also life in the Middle Ages up to the Liebermann Villa.
The AlliiertenMuseum tells the history of the Western Allies in Berlin. Its main emphasis is on the history of the Berlin Airlift and of the Cold War era. With its large-scale objects in the outdoor area, it offers a special historical experience for young and old.
The Botanische Garten with Botanisches Museum is a green oasis offering recreation in a historic setting and magnificent scenery. It offers an open-air exhibition over 43 hectares and tells the natural and cultural history of plants in Europe’s only botanical museum.
The Brücke-Museum collects and conducts research on the works of the expressionist artists` group Brücke. It is the only museum worldwide with this focus. Linking nature, art and architecture, the Brücke Museum facilitates a unique kind of art experience.
The Freilandmuseum Domäne Dahlem, formerly a manor of the Mark Brandenburg, enables us to experience eating “from farm to fork” in a contemporary and cultural historical way. An organic farm, a farm shop and old handicrafts show lively everyday working life and these are complemented by exhibitions, tours and workshops.
In the villa of the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference, used from 1941-1945 as guest house and conference center by the SS, on January 20th 1942, fifteen representatives of the SS, the NSDAP and various Reich ministries met to discuss the cooperation in the planned deportation and murder of the European Jews. The Memorial Site offers exhibits and educational programs.
The Haus am Waldsee takes up new impulses of the Berlin international art scene in the areas of visual art, architecture, design, classical modernism and music. An exceptional sculpture garden on the lakeside and a café encourages calm and reflection.
The Kunsthaus Dahlem is an exhibition venue displaying outstanding examples of post-war German modernism (1945-1961). It is located in the former atelier of the sculptor Arno Breker. The adjacent garden is home to sculptures by Bernhard Heiliger, who lived and worked in the east wing of the building from 1949-1995.
The Liebermann-Villa on the shores of Lake Wannsee is an artists’ house, museum and garden. It combines the features of a tourist attraction in the countryside with those of an art museum specialising in Max Liebermann. At the same time the house is a memorial site recalling the history of the Liebermann family.
The Martin-Niemöller-House in Berlin-Dahlem (MHN) helps us remember both church struggles and Christian-motivated resistance during the Nazi dictatorship. An exhibition tells the story of the Confessing Church in Dahlem. Events and educational programs encourage one to act responsibly in today's world.
The Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is concerned with past and present life worlds of people in Europe. With its support for current cultural and social processes, it offers everyone – regardless of their origins – a forum for encounters and activities.
The Museumsdorf Düppel enables you to experience the everyday life of the first citizens of Berlin with all your senses. Models of medieval houses, gardens, woods and older breeds of domestic animals illustrate and explore the relationship between people and their environment.
Glienicke was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990. Situated in Lenné’s landscape park, the palace represents the royal style of living in the first half of the 19th century. A museum in the west wing is devoted to the life and works of the Royal Prussian Court Gardeners.
The Schwartzsche Villa houses the Municipal District Gallery for Contemporary Art of living artists in Berlin. It is a place for high-quality concerts, readings and children’s theatrical performances. The garden is situated behind the house, a green oasis in the busy Schlossstraße.
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Subjects: Museology, conservation and restauration, museum management and communication, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH, Berlin)
Institut of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Volkskunde/Kulturanthropologie, Universität Hamburg
Scientific advisory board in basic research for the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal – Zentralinstitut und Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel
Scientific advisory board, Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz
Editor Crimean Historical Review
Scientific advisory board, editor, Historical Ethnology
Board of trustees, Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg