A variety of literature
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 stages as a soup kitchen, a site for foreign students, a café, a brothel and a disco. This beautiful Wilhelminian-style palace has been a museum of high literature since 1986, when it became the Literaturhaus Berlin. Every year, the villa plays host to countless literary events that range from readings to symposiums and writing workshops. The amount of variety that is involved in these events is impressive. Be it poems, poetic texts, narrative prose, novels, essays, journals, letters, non-fiction books or scientific studies, you’ll find all sorts of literature being read at the Literaturhaus Berlin. Furthermore, many of the texts that are read were specifically written thanks to the Literaturhaus Berlin’s encouragement - for example, the villa has hosted premieres for 18 plays. This heritage-listed building has a bookshop and café.
Infos for school classes
The Literaturhaus offers school classes tours to the changing exhibitions, which have to be booked in advance. Please refer to the internet website of the Literaturhaus for the current event programme with numerous lectures available. School children receive discounted admittance to all of the events offered by the Literaturhaus.
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