A Mecca of alternative
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Kunstquartier Bethanien

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Why locals love it

This beautiful building next to a popular park is one of the epicentres of the alternative art scene in Berlin. Once a hospital, now it accommodates galleries and studios for artist groups. There are rotating exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists, many of which are free.

Why you should visit it

Berlin is full of art galleries and exhibition spaces, but Bethanien has a special history. From the 1970s on squatters, citizens’ initiative groups and historic building conservationists fought against its demolition and helped to make it an open cultural and artistic space.

Special tip

Between May and September you can watch arthouse movies in an open air cinema in the inner courtyard.

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This place is amazing! We only visited two of the exhibtions, but you could literally spend days walking around this huge building, getting into every room and discovering whats behind every door.
Mariona
Traveller
February 20, 2017

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