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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.

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.

Where, when, what?

  • 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

    Maximum group size:25

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