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


Public tour on the history of KW with Raoul Zöllner

11 December 22, 11 am – 12.30 pm (English)

8 January 23, 11 am – 12.30 pm (German)

Free admission

Limited number of participants

Please register in advance at


<p><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">30 years of KW: anniversary weekend, 2021; Photo: Valerie Schmidt.</span></p>

30 years of KW: anniversary weekend, 2021; Photo: Valerie Schmidt.


A tour through the streets into the past of KW


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.