Readings with lakeside views: Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin is the meeting place for writers and book lovers. Directly on the shores of the Wannsee.
Reading can be done anywhere. But listening? You need special rooms, special spaces dedicated to literature. One of the most beautiful can be found in a red brick villa just a few steps from the Wannsee: home to Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.
Meeting place for writers and book lovers
The LCB is a centre for German literature and where anyone involved with books can gather: authors, publishers, booksellers, translators, journalists, and, of course, readers. Guests come from Germany and abroad.
The LCB is one of the best addresses in Berlin for literature, holding workshops and lectures, conferences and writers' gatherings. It is an event space and guest house, a workshop and a forge for new talent. One particular focus is the promotion of young writing talents. The LCB gives them the opportunity to develop their craft in workshops and summer academies.
A forum for independent literary culture
The LCB was founded in 1963 by writer and literature professor Walter Höllerer. His goal was to create a forum for a free literary culture.
Literature for all
Literature fans who aren't in the capital can still attend readings on Deutschlandfunk ("Studio LCB") and Radio Bremen ("Literarischer Club").
The LCB sound archive is also available online.
Information for School Groups
Schoolchildren receive free admission to all events upon presentation of their ID.