What to do in Moabit? My guests always ask me. Luckily for them, that I am working on a BertaBerlin map for Moabit right now. It takes a lot of time to discover and test all the places, but here you have my Top 5 culture spots of Moabit. If you want to find more hidden gems of the German capital, pick a map in my shop.
The museum’s name refers to the building’s original function as a rail station. It presides over a comprehensive collection of contemporary art, which it presents in a variety of exhibitions.
Invalidenstraße 50–51, 10557 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 26 64 24 242, smb.museum/hbf, Station: U55, S5, S7, S75 Hauptbahnhof,Tue-Sun 10-18h, Thu 10-20h
Klaus Dupont's living room gallery makes you pause for a moment. The craftsman designs and builds his imaginative and obscure statues himself and sells them for nearly 20 years now to art collectors all over the world. His works are inspired by the idea of the “Wunderkammer”. Anyone can aquire a Dupont in his Berlin atelier and showroom, which resembles a real treasure trove. Looking and indulging is nearly every day possible (please use the bell). His wife Gundula loves to wellcome interested people, she is also super helpful in case you have questions.
Krefelder Straße 12, 10555 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 39 83 49 48, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.klaus-dupont.com, Station: U9 Turmstraße
Probably the biggest and most impressive collection of special cars in one spot. Not only for oldtimer lovers! Housed in a refurbished former tram depot Classic Remise is packed with Maseratis, Ferraris, Bentleys, Lamborghinis. This automotive booty is not a museum, but a rather impressive service centre so entry is free. Most of the iconic cars on show are privately owned. Refuelling options for visitors are provided by an on-site restaurant and café too with a pretty good barista.
Special tip: A few special whips you can look out for are the two La Ferraris, two Dino Ferraris, an old timer SLR and a Lancia Stratos in bright green.
Wiebestraße 36–37, 10553 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 36 40 780, email@example.com, www.remise.de, Station: S41, S42, S46 Beusselstraße, Mon–Sat 8:00–20:00, Sun 10:00–20:00
The purpose of Braun Design Freunde e.V. is the archiving, collection and presentation of all products manufactured by Braun. Innovative, aesthetic, useful: A visit to Werner Ettel's Braun collection is a reminiscence of an early start-up culture. The collection presents its classics devoted to the history of the well-formed objects from 1955 to the present day. In addition to the products as such – from the Braun door handle over the television set all the way to the famous Braun electronic shaver, almost everything that Braun produced back in the day is available.
Special tip: The collection offers insights into a deeply utopian chapter of German industrial design and how it influenced Steve Jobs for the design of his Apple company and products such as the iPod. The entrance fee is by donation, they offer a guided tour by Ettel himself on Monday at 14:00.
Elberfelder Straße 37, 10555 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 33 77 63 87, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.braundesignsammlung.de, Station: U9 Turmstraße, Sun, Mon 11:00–17:00
A piece of original urban Berlin life - Kulturfabrik Moabit e.V. offers concerts, theatre, cinema, parties, exhibitions, guided tours, football and pub golf tournaments. It’s actually the only cinema in Moabit, and offers an extensive OV/OmU film program at its Filmrauschpalast. The Kulturfabrik is also home to the Slaughterhouse Club and the Fabriktheater, where regular exhibitions take place. Every Sunday you can also watch Tatort (the classic German crime series watched by almost all families together on every Sunday) here.
Lehrter Straße 35, 10557 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 39 44 344, www.filmrausch.de, kulturfabrik-moabit.de, Station: U55, S3, S5, S7, S9 Hauptbahnhof
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