Literature Houses

Literature Houses

Berlin’s literary existence has always been diverse and active. To this day, hundreds of writers ranging from completely unknown surf poets in the indie scene to established Nobel laureates live in the city. Appropriately, there are countless houses of literature, salons and bars in which the authors meet to read and recite their writings. A regular night in Berlin sees at least 20 such events take place - it’s a festival for everyone who loves literature.

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It has been around for more than ten years now. And justifiably so! After all, every Thursday 300 to 400 spectators come to visit the "Chaussee der Enthusiasten" – and...
You can read everywhere, but what about being able to listen? In order to do so, specific rooms and literary locations are still needed. One of the nicest locations to...
While the life of the city buzzes by outside, listeners sit comfortably behind large windows. Readings in the Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus (“Literature Forum in the...
This villa has been through a lot. Built in 1889, it was a residential house before becoming a military hospital during the First World War. After that, it went through...
God lives in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg, at Choriner Strasse 61 to be precise. And because Ahne lives just around the corner, the two meet regularly for a chat. There's...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.