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.

Where, when, what?

  • 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

  • Maximum group size:25

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Please book by 6 February 2018

Workshop Jewish Life Today

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Please book by 22 February 2018

Tour with a Curator at the Museum Neukölln

5 March 2018
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Please book by 2 March 2018

Day Trip to Görlitz

18 March 2018
With our program director Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
Please book by 27 February 2018

A Trip to Jerusalem

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With city walks through West and East Jerusalem, excursions to Bethlehem and Ramallah and more.

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Please book by 25 January 2018

Exhibition Jews, Christians, and Muslims

20 January 2018
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Please book by 16 January 2018

Exhibition – Welcome to Jerusalem

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Visit to the Exhibition Berlin 1937 in the Märkisches Museum

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Guided Tour for Friends of the Museum (in German)

In Search of Traces of the Berlin Salon Culture

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Please book by September 2017

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Booking deadline: 14 August

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Booking deadline: 23 June 2017

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Please book by 7 February 2017.

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