Public guided tour on the history of KW:
KW, a hike
with Raoul Zöllner


Tour through the streets into the past of KW.


17 December 23, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in English

Meeting Point: KW courtyard

Register via Museumsdienst Berlin


Free admission. Limited number of participants.

In cooperation with Museumsdienst Berlin.


Next dates

14 Januar 24, 11–12.30 pm, in German

11 February 24, 11–12.30, in English


Also bookable as a private tour for groups via the Museumsdienst Berlin:

Museumsdienst Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 247 49 888

Mo–Fr: 9–16 Uhr, Sa–So: 9–13 Uhr



<p>KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2023. Photo: Frank Sperling</p>

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2023. Photo: Frank Sperling


In the early 1990s, KW Institute for Contemporary Art was founded in a former margarine factory. Their history is inseparably linked to that of their neighborhood, the surrounding streets and its buildings.


To understand KW’s historical entanglements, we embark on a walking tour of boarded-up buildings, underground garages, distant domes over burial chambers, communist clubhouses, and the courtyard of a collector who lives in a former nationalized factory. A view of a distant skyscraper overshadowing Soviet-era relics on Alexanderplatz marks the end of our tour of KW’s neighboring streets.