Kolonnaden Bar on the Museumsinsel Berlin from 4 July to 15 August 2019

Museumsinsel Berlin

For seven weeks beginning 4 July 2019 the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin invites guests onto the Museumsinsel between 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday to visit the Kolonnaden Bar. Moderated talks with interesting guests and a programme of DJs promise a cosy summer evening in the Kolonnadenhof, right beside the Spree. Entry is free. The Kolonnaden Bar is open in any weather.

Located at one of the most beautiful sites in Berlin, the Kolonnaden Bar in the Kolonnadenhof on Museumsinsel Berlin (Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin) offers a stimulating talk every Thursday night. Each event is followed by a DJ session, with drinks available throughout the evening at the round bar designed by Wolfgang Flad. This year’s series of talks is true to the motto “Neighbourhoods”: Host Jenni Zylka and guests from neighbouring institutions discuss their views about Museumsinsel Berlin.

Rich in Tradition and Very Popular

A refreshment area first opened beneath the colonnades in the late 19th century, enjoying great popularity among residents of Berlin into the 1930s. Having successfully revived this tradition in the past two years, the Kolonnaden Bar is open once again in the summer of 2019.


Thursday, 4 July 2019
Claudius Seidl, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
DJ: Arthur

Thursday, 11 July 2019
Annette Dorgerloh, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
DJ: Kriton

Thursday, 18 July 2019
Vinzenz Weißenburger, Staatsoper Unter den Linden
DJ: Clara Badu

Thursday, 25 July 2019
Christine Käppeler, Der Freitag
DJ: Felix K

Thursday, 1 August 2019
Christian Posthofen, Buchhandlung Walther König
DJ: Bassdee

Thursday, 8 August 2019
Robert Lippok, artist and musician
DJ: Raph

Thursday, 15 August 2019
Tim Bartels, editor UmweltBriefe
DJ: Gebrüder Teichmann

The Connections project

The Kolonnaden Bar is part of the Connections education and outreach programme. Through this project, during the summer of 2018, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is inviting audiences to discover the diversity of the Museumsinsel Berlin and its collections. The aim is to promote the participation of a diverse public in the activities and evolution of the Museumsinsel and its future neighbour, the Humboldt Forum.

The Connections project is made possible by support from the Kuratorium Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Board of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).