Berlin’s Green Museum Quarter
Southwest Berlin abounds in outstanding museums and exhibition centres, situated in an attractive natural and cultural landscape. Berlin’s Green Museum Quarter offers leisure and education, history, recreation and creative inspiration like no other area in the city. Here you can find the most diverse institutions, displaying everything from ancient to modern art, from natural to cultural history. The institutions are open, living museums and exhibition venues, committed to a common idea: recreation between culture and nature.
The Kunsthaus Dahlem belongs to the natürlich Kultur network.
What do we offer?
Variety is our key. You can see everything here, from candy bombers to an original Venetian gondola, Alexander von Humboldt’s collection of plants, Lenné’s garden kingdom and contemporary international art, but also life in the Middle Ages up to the Liebermann Villa.
We invite you to
• stroll through our exhibitions
• walk around our gardens
• enjoy our cafés
The AlliiertenMuseum tells the history of the Western Allies in Berlin. Its main emphasis is on the history of the Berlin Airlift and the period of the Cold War. With its large-scale objects in the outdoor area, it offers young and old a special historical experience (www.alliiertenmuseum.de).
The Botanischer Garten with Botanisches Museum is a green oasis offering recreation in a historic setting and magnificent scenery. It offers an open-air exhibition over 43 hectares and tells the natural and cultural history of plants in Europe’s only botanical museum (www.bgbm.org).
The Freilandmuseum Domäne Dahlem, formerly a manor of the Mark Brandenburg, enables us to experience eating “from farm to fork” in a contemporary and cultural historical way. An organic farm, a farm shop and old handicrafts show lively everyday working life and these are complemented by exhibitions, tours and workshops
The Haus am Waldsee takes up new impulses of the Berlin international art scene in the areas of visual art, architecture, design, classical modernism and music. An exceptional sculpture park on the lakeside encourages calm and reflection (www.hausamwaldsee.de).
The Liebermann-Villa on the shores of Lake Wannsee is an artists’ house, museum and garden. It combines the features of a tourist attraction in the countryside with those of an art museum specialising in Max Liebermann. At the same time the house is a memorial site recalling the history of the Liebermann family (www.liebermann-villa.de).
The Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is concerned with past and present living environments of people in Europe. With its support for current cultural and social processes, it offers everyone – regardless of their origins – a forum for meetings and activities (www.smb.museum/mek).
The Museumsdorf Düppel enables you to experience the everyday life of the first citizens of Berlin with all your senses. Models of medieval houses, gardens, woods and older breeds of domestic animals illustrate and explore the relationship between people and their environment (www.dueppel.de).
Glienicke was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990. Situated in Lenné’s landscape park, the palace represents the royal style of living in the first half of the 19th century. A museum in the west wing is devoted to the life and works of the Royal Prussian Court Gardeners (www.spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/schloss-glienicke).
The Schwartzsche Villa houses the Municipal District Gallery for Contemporary Art of living artists in Berlin. It is a place for high-quality concerts, readings and children’s theatrical performances. The garden is situated behind the house, a green oasis in the busy Schlossstraße (www.kultur-steglitz-zehlendorf.de/schwartzsche_villa).