Museums in Greenery

In Southwest Berlin district Steglitz-Zehlendorf 14 museums and exhibition centres have linked to form a network in a landscape naturally and culturally appealing. Kulturkorso offers leisure and education, history, recretion and creative inspiration like no other part of the city. Here you will find institutions that represent themselves manifoldly by ancient and modern art, botanical delight, contemporary and cultural history. They are open, lively museums and exhibition halls that share one common commitment: adventure and recreation between culture and nature.

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The art house of the ACHIM FREYER FOUNDATION shows the collection of the painter and theater maker Achim Freyer and presents events and changing exhibitions of contemporary art.
With more than 2,000 modernist works, the art house is a place of tolerance and integration - a school of seeing.


The AlliiertenMuseum tells the history of the Western Allies in Berlin. Its main emphasis is on the history of the Berlin Airlift and of the Cold War era. With its large-scale objects in the outdoor area, it offers a special historical experience for young and old.

Botanischer Garten mit Botanischem Museum

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.

© Botanischer Garten mit Botanischem Museum
Fotos: Karsten Schomaker


The Brücke-Museum collects and conducts research on the works of the expressionist artists` group Brücke. It is the only museum worldwide with this focus. Linking nature, art and architecture, the Brücke Museum facilitates a unique kind of art experience.

Haus am Waldsee

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 garden on the lakeside and a café encourages calm and reflection.

© Ausstellung Martin Assig – Glückhaben,
Foto im Kreis: Roman Maerz
Foto im Rechteck:
© Martin Pfeifle, HaW Pavillon,
2010 Ufer am Waldsee Foto: privat

Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz

In the villa of the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference, used from 1941-1945 as guest house and conference center by the SS, on January 20th 1942, fifteen representatives of the SS, the NSDAP and various Reich ministries met to discuss the cooperation in the planned deportation and murder of the European Jews. The Memorial Site offers exhibits and educational programs.

© Haus der Wanseekonferenz
Fotos: Michael Haupt

Kunsthaus Dahlem

The Kunsthaus Dahlem is an exhibition venue displaying outstanding examples of post-war German modernism (1945–1961). It is located in the former atelier of the sculptor Arno Breker. The adjacent garden is home to sculptures by Bernhard Heiliger, who lived and worked in the east wing of the building from 1949–1995.


The artist's house 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.

Martin-Niemöller-Haus Berlin-Dahlem

The Martin-Niemöller-House in Berlin-Dahlem (MHN) helps us remember both church struggles and Christian-motivated resistance during the Nazi dictatorship. An exhibition tells the story of the Confessing Church in Dahlem. Events and educational programs encourage one to act responsibly in today's world.

Museum Europäischer Kulturen

The Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is concerned with past and present life worlds of people in Europe. With its support for current cultural and social processes, it offers everyone – regardless of their origins – a forum for encounters and activities.

© Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Foto im Rechteck: Christian Krug
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, M E K
Foto im Kreis: Ute Franz-Scarciglia

Museumsdorf Düppel

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.

Schloss Glienicke

Schloss 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.

Schwartzsche Villa

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.

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