Public Guided Tour on the history of KW:
KW, a hike
with Raoul Zöllner

 

Tour through the streets into the past of KW.

 

12 May 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in German

Meeting Point: KW courtyard

Register via Museumsdienst Berlin

Free admission. Limited number of participants.

In cooperation with Museumsdienst Berlin.

 

More dates:

9 June 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in English
21 July 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in German
18 August 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in English
29 September 24, 11 am –12.30 pm, in German
13 October 24, 11 am – 12.30 pm, in English

 

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

Duration: 120 Minutes

Price: 120 € / reduced 105 €

Museumsdienst Berlin

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

Mo–Fr: 9–4.00 pm, Sa–So: 9–1.00 pm

E-Mail: museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

 

 

 

<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.