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, 11–12.30 pm, in German

Meeting Point: KW courtyard

Register via Museumsdienst Berlin

Free admission. Limited number of participants.

In cooperation with Museumsdienst Berlin.


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




<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.