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Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, Berlin

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Containing one of the largest collections of works by the German artist and pacifist Kathe Kollwitz, Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum displays more than 200 prints, drawings, posters, sculptures, and woodcuts. Opened in 1986, the museum traces its origins to art collector Hans Pels-Leusden, who bought many of the artist's works for decades and staged the first Kollwitz exhibit in 1965. Kollwitz lived in Berlin for more than 50 years and created some of her most memorable works there, including her celebrated self-portraits. The museum is inside a 19th-century villa that was partially destroyed during World War II. Be sure to explore the upper floor, which contains a 2 m (6.6 ft) statue of Kollwitz by sculptor Gustav Seitz. Our Berlin vacation route planner makes visiting Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum and other Berlin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I found it weird to find her museum near Kurfurstendamm, in such a commercial district. She lived in the working class district of Prenzlauer Berg, with his husband, a doctor for the poor. Nonetheless...  more »
  • I knew little about Kathe Kollwitz beyond the name. Her ‘Mother and Dead Son’ is in the Neue Wache on Unter den Linden (Helmet Kohl renamed this, on German reunification, as the memorial to victims of...  more »
  • Contains a selection of the artists drawings and prints, both woodcuts and lithographs. There is also a selection of bronzes on the top floor.  more »
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  • A elegant little gallery in a quiet street off Kudamm, showing the life and work of the artist who created the iconic sculpture in the Neue Wache on Unter den Linden.
  • Outstanding exhibition of the artist's life and works. Gives excellent context to her oeuvre and pacifist manifesto.
  • Great museum, a little bit hidden after the so popular museum island but worth visiting it. Kate had a very intense and interesting life, and is known as one of the greatest german female artists. Ps) next door there is a great Coffee place.
  • Wonderful artist, very organised museum!
  • I'm a huge fan of her work. Very powerful. It's a quiet museum so you can enjoy it without huge crowds.

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