Comfort Hotel Auberge
Bayreuther Strasse 10
Phone: (49) 30 2350020
Fax: (49) 30 23500299
Bayreuther Strasse 10, Berlin, DE, 10789
- Phone: (49) 30 2350020
- Fax: (49) 30 23500299
Arts & Museums
The Frame Collector's Museum is just that. Olaf Lemke is a collector and dealer of antique frames. He boasts an enormous collection of 2400 frames that have been curated and restored over centuries. A frame from the 15th Century shares space on the wall with one from the early 1800s to create beautiful concentric squares of optical art. This gallery is open to the public throughout the week.
From the abstract sculpture which stands outside the building to the futuristic steel stairway which leads up to the entrance, you can tell that this is an arty place. The oldest building in the area left standing after the War, Das Haus am Lützowplatz is a mixture of apartment house and city villa. It has generously sized rooms with high ceilings and polished wooden floor boards which are perfect for exhibitions. The nearby Bar am Lützowplatz and other cafés bring a bit of life to the otherwise gloomy square on the banks of Landwehrkanal.
'Tachism, German informal, scriptural and gestural painting', is how the gallery describes its collection. If you don't know what the gallery's about, try to imagine the styles of Klee, Kandinsky, Braque and Toulouse-Lautrec, and you'll then have some idea of what's on display. Featured artists include Edouardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies, Cy Twombly, Ouhi Cha, Jan Voss, Adochi, Max Neumann and Arnulf Rainer, as well as pieces by Christo and Henri Michaux. A visit on Saturdays can be made by appointment only.
On of the most prestigious design schools in Europe during the 20th Century, this institution has amassed an impressive collection of modern furniture, art and textiles. Open to the public, visitors can peruse through multiple galleries full of rich examples of modern design and aesthetic including architecture, photography, ceramics and paintings. Of particular interest are the works by the the schools most famous teachers: Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Please visit the website to know about the varying admission prices.
This expansive museum has a rich and varied collection of erotic artwork and history from the past 2000 years. From paintings of forbidden love affairs to the most unusual of sculptures, the more than 5000 pieces paint a vivid picture of the role of sexuality in culture. A tour of the entire three-floor museum is sure to make you blush more than once, and be sure to leave the kids behind, as entrance is restricted to those 18 and over. Admission: EUR6.
At LOXX am ALEX Miniatur Welten Berlin, you can experience a recreated world of Berlin's railway system. The large showroom space offers endless models of steamers, a simulated airport, trams and streetcars and much more. This is a great place for kids and adults who are interested in the history of the railways to see first-hand the workings of these fascinating modes of transportation.
Raab Galerie opened a decade before the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the border crossing at Heinrich-Heine Straße. The group of young artists who exhibited here in the gallery's formative years (the Moritzplatzbewegung) were inspired by the vicinity to the Wall. Others were influenced by the Holocaust or by the student movement of the 1960's. The gallery exhibits works by world-famous artists like Francis Bacon, Jim Dine, Michael Tracy, as well as complete "unknowns". Definitely worth a look.
Just like the next-door Literaturhaus, Kathe Kollwitz Museum is located in a picturesque 19th century villa. But the works of the radical German artist (1867-1945), which deal with subjects such as misery, war and death, stand in breathtaking contrast to the cheerful and sunny exhibition rooms. As well as charcoal drawings, woodcuts and posters, an enormous collection of Kollwitz's sculptures is on display. Larger works are exhibited in the courtyard outside. A small gate leads to the Literaturhaus next door.
Imagine yourself sipping on a mug of chilled beer, indulged in a pleasant conversation with your loved and surrounded by immensely beautiful art. Picturesque isn't it? Well, this is exactly what you get to experience at Galerie Bremer. By the day, it is an art gallery which has all the fantastic collections put up on display and by night it turns into a bar, where families come to spend some quality time together. Come over to Galerie Bremer and engage into a heart-warming rendezvous with the ambiance of 1950s.
Helmut Newton Foundation presents the influential photography works by Helmut Newton and his wife June Newton. The museum showcases the art by the world famous photographer, including "Sex and Landscapes" and "Us and Them." He was well known for his artistic nude pictures of women called as 'Big Nudes.' Besides naked fashion photographs, he also took images of landscapes and numerous portraits and photographs of prominent, famous and rich personalities. Though Newton's art is often misunderstood, he has contributed a lot to art culture in Berlin. Equally intriguing are the works by June Newton. Make sure you also check out the interesting cameras used by this creative genius.
Located in close proximity to the Berlin Zoo, this amazing photography museum sees photo-enthusiasts coming in, from across the globe. Nestled in a building that previously housed the landwehr officers' mess, this museum is a must visit on your trip to Berlin. Showcasing a major chunk of work by celebrated photographer Helmut Newton, the museum has an ever changing exhibition. Established in 2004 in this beautiful Neo-Classical structure, the museum features photographs from 19th Century till date. See website for further details.
This home of all aspects of French culture in Berlin is part museum, part school, and part concert hall. Often hosting exhibitions and performances, especially those originating in the French motherland, the Institut Francais is located on the swanky Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's premier shopping district, and is just steps from famous landmarks like the Zoologischer Garten and the Gedächtniskirche.