In Search of Traces of the Berlin Salon Culture

City Walk for Friends of the Museum

We are hoping for golden September sunshine for our city walk in search of traces of Berlin salon culture. It is surprising which traces of salon culture can still be found in Berlin’s cityscape today.

Past event
Black and white photo of a room with ornate furniture and landscape paintings on the walls.

The small salon of Prof. Dr. Janos and Melanie Plesch, born Gans, in Budapester Straße 22/23, Berlin, between 1921 and 1933; Jewish Museum Berlin; donation by Janos and Melanie Plesch; commemorative donation by Prof. Dr. Peter H. Plesch

The city walk with museum guide Kerstin Bragenitz follows them from the cemeteries in front of Hallesches Tor and the graves of famous salon visitors such as Henriette Herz and Rahel Varnhagen, to the "salon district" around the Gendarmenmarkt. Rounding off the tour with a visit to the Knoblauchhaus Museum in the Nikolai district, we experience the life culture of the Biedermeier era. Our search is on foot and by subway.

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  • When

    Saturday, 16 September 2017, 11 am

  • Duration

    About 3 hours

  • Cost:10 euros plus a public transport ticket for zones AB

  • Meeting Point:10.45 am, entrance to the cemeteries in front of Hallesches Tor,
    Mehringdamm 21, 10961 Berlin

  • Please book by:8 September 2017
    Phone: +49 (0)30 25 993 436
    freunde@jmberlin.de

  • Maximum group size:25

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Here you can find an overview of events for our Friends and Sponsors.

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

Guided Tour on 20 September 2017
Please book by 15 September 2017

In Search of Traces of the Berlin Salon Culture

City Walk on 16 September 2017
Please book by September 2017

Dr. Max Fraenkel’s Country House Garden

Guided tour on 20 August 2017
Booking deadline: 14 August

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Waldbühne

Concert on 13 August 2017
Booking deadline: 13 July

The Blue Room

Guided Tour on 19 July
Please book by 14 July

Petruschka / L‘Enfant et les Sortilèges

Opera on 11 July 2017
Booking deadline: 23 June 2017

Kassel and the documenta 14

1–2 July 2017
Please book by 7 February 2017.

Jewish Life in Kantstraße

11 June 2017
Please book by 7 June 2017.

Curator Michal Friedlander Presents a Selection of Objects

8 June 2017
Please book by 5 June 2017.

Art in Potsdam

Day trip on 20 May 2017
Please book by 12 May.

Dress Rehearsal #1 Hide & Seek

11 May 2017
Please book by 5 May 2017.

Come and Join Us in the Garden!

Garden workshop on 20 April 2017
in the Diaspora Garden

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