The Kulturforum is a cultural plaza with a collection of several buildings characterized by minimalist modernist architecture. They were all built in the 1950s and 60s.
It grew out the desire to create a cultural showcase for West Berlin after much of the city's culture was rendered inaccessible by the Berlin Wall.
The plaza is located just west of Potsdamer Platz and the southeast border of Tiergarten.
Within The Kulturform you will find six popular attractions: The Gemäldegalerie (Gallery of Paintings), The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), the Musikinstrumenten-Museum (Musical Instruments Museum), the Kupferstichkabinett (Gallery of Prints and Drawings), Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), and the Philharmonie and the Kammermusiksaal (Chamber Music Hall). As you can see, there is something for everyone here. This is certainly a place where one can spend many hours exploring.
There various levels, stairs and ramps that make up the plaze have also made the Kulturforum a popular spot for extreme skateboarding.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: KulturforumFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Category: Cultural Center
Phone: +49 30 266424242
Torterry C. Nov-09-2014
Kulturforum is definitely place for the people who like art and paintings. One of my favorite museum, Gemäldegalerie is located in this place. Beside the... Read More
Nick H. Mar-21-2015
I came her for the Testino exhibition. I should have known what I was getting myself into, but this was nothing short of obscene. I'm not a Puritan or a... Read More
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How to get to Kulturforum by U-Bahn, S-Bahn
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U2, S1, S2, S25, S26
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof
From Potsdamer Platz, walk west along Potsdamer StraBe. After it curves to the south at the Berliner Philhamonie, go right on Scharounstraße. The Kulturforum is straight ahead. This is about a 10 minute walk.
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