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A Little Sa­lon Tour With Rahel Varn­hagen

Brunch and Lite­rary Walk inclu­ding a Mu­seum Visit (in person)

Portrait Rahel Varnhagen (by Carl Eduard Weber)

Carl Eduard Weber, Portrait of Rahel Varnhagen von Ense, Berlin 1833 after a pastel by Moritz Michael Daffinger (1817), steel engraving in stipple style; Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Jens Ziehe

On a walk through the Mitte district, follow in the foot­steps of the Berlin salon­nière and promi­nent nine­teenth century author Rahel Varn­hagen (1771–1833). Enjoy a delec­table brunch inclu­ding a live rea­ding at the muse­um café and and learn about the life and work of the con­versa­tionalist and proli­fic letter writer who ga­thered nota­bles of her era, women and men, nobi­lity and commo­ners, at her salon for dia­logue and exchange. Varnha­gen’s bio­grapher Doro­thee Nolte will then guide you on a walk through the city to visit the places Rahel lived and worked. You are wel­come to visit the exhi­bi­tion at the Jewish Museum Berlin after­wards.

The event is a colla­boration with kultur.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Museum café
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin


10.30 amAd­mission
11 amBrunch with a rea­ding

Bread, but­ter, cheese, assorted cream cheeses, house-made marma­lade, smoked fish mousse, beet car­paccio, beef fillet salad, ome­let, apple rice pudding. In addi­tion, a hot main spe­cial of the day.
12.15–13.45 pmLite­rary walk en­ding at the Hum­boldt Forum / Men­delssohn Remi­se
You are wel­come to visit the museum after­wards.

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun 24 Apr 2022, 10.30 am
    Sun 26 Jun 2022, 10.30 am
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Museum café

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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