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Kathe Kollwitz Museum

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Address: Fasanenstrasse 24, Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 8825210
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Museum featuring the works of artist and pacifist Kathe Kollwitz.

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Important collection of important artist

Käthe Kollwitz is too unknown in most of the West. An important polemical artist mostly active in the Inter War years and later banned by the Nazis, Kollwitz was a leader in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Käthe Kollwitz is too unknown in most of the West. An important polemical artist mostly active in the Inter War years and later banned by the Nazis, Kollwitz was a leader in the movement to make economic and social suffering a legitimate subject of modern art. Kollwitz died at the end of WWII. This museum is a small sample of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard of Kathe Kollwitz before my visit to the museum, but my knowledge was limited and fragmented. The small size of the museum (some 80 works) is one of it's greatest advantages, as it makes it possible to pay attention to every single piece as well as to read the information boards at every room, which illuminate various... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must! Even if it is small, it is full of interesting works by Käthe Kollwitz. Everything is nicely presented in German and English and it helps to get an idea of what this incredible woman has done! Very recommendable the statues in the attic.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My mother loved this museum. She worked using a lot of the same mediums as Käthe Kollwitz, so it was fascinating to see such a large number of her works in one place. The museum is four or so floors of works. Many of them deal with dark and heavy themes in Germany's history. Themes of motherhood, suffering in Germany,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Perfect size gallery. Impressive collection, perfectly curated to journey through the artists life. Easy to find, plenty to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of and familiar with the namesake artist Kathe Kollwitz, you'll love it. We were not previously familiar with her, but stopped in while in the neighborhood. While her subject matter and cause was admirable, we just didn't connect with her art.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Her etchings and sculptures capture the human consequences of war. Such sadness. If you don't know of Kaethe Kollwitz, this is the place to find out about her.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know the artist until my visit to this museum. Kathe Kollwitz had such talents and such sensibility in expressing in a hunting yet beautiful way the sufferings of her time (WWI and WWII). I highly recommend the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A well displayed collection on three floors of Kathe Kollwitz's life story and her drawings, engravings, woodcuts, prints and sculptures. Much of her work captures the darker end of the human condition - the hungry and poor, those without work or with terrible working conditions. War. Death. Her eye sees suffering, injustice, struggle and resistence and finds them beautiful. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

In elegant surrounds, next to the lovely gardens of the Literatur House, this museum offers a taste of kollwitz collection, including beautiful small sculptures. The main collection in held in Cologne. The Beelin museum is a moving tribute to her commitment to exposing the appalling conditions of working people in Berlin. Her own losses, a son in the First WW... More 

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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