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Käthe Kollwitz Museum

Theaterbau im Schloss Charlottenburg

This small but unique museum is dedicated to the life and work of Berlin’s best-known female painter, Käthe Kollwitz.

Käthe Kollwitz (1967-1945) is known above all for her haunting Expressionist character studies and harrowing images of human torment. Living in the midst of poverty and misery with her doctor husband Karl Kollwitz in the working-class district of Prenzlauer Berg. she was a close and constant witness to human hardship. Kollwitz’ haunting subjects included suffering caused by tragedy in her own life: Persecuted by the Nazis, she was expelled from her post as Head of the Master Class for Graphic Arts at the Prussian Academy in 1933. From 1936 onwards, she was no longer able to exhibit and her work was removed from museums and galleries. As a testament to Kollwitz’ enduring stance as an artist, her self-portraits reveal the extraordinary tenacity which made her work timeless.

Käthe Kollwitz Museum: Highlights

Currently, the museum exhibits about 200 prints and drawings - including many famous works such as the poster "Never again war" (1924), the lithograph "Bread!" - as well as the entire sculptural oeuvre. The focus is on the collection of self-portraits (from 1888/89 to 1938), the woodcut cycle "War" (1922/23), works on the theme of "Death" (1903-1942) and on the "Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht" (1919/20).

Information, Address and Opening Hours

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Spandauer Damm 10
14059 Berlin
+49 (0)30 882 5210
Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm, closed on December 24 & 31
The museum is barrier-free.
Admission Fee
€7, reduced fee €4 Euro, free for students and people under 18

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Last edited: 1 June 2023