Take advantage of the offerings at the Czech Centre and learn more about the culture and lifestyle of Germany's neighbour to the southeast.
The Czech Centre Berlin is an institution for sharing the culture and traditions of the Czech Republic.
It belongs to a network of 22 Czech centres around the world. Together they form an active platform for connecting Czech lifestyles with the local cultures. The focus always lies on cultural exchange between the different peoples.
The centres act as a focal point of communication and present the Czech Republic as a modern and dynamic country with a long cultural tradition, on the one hand, and great creative potential for the future, on the other.
What programmes does the Czech Centre in Berlin offer?
The Czech Centre in Berlin features a gallery in a multi-functional space with changing exhibitions. Programming includes contemporary art, music, documentary, literature, design, and architecture. The centre also offers courses in the Czech language at different levels and certified language exams in two classrooms and other spaces.
Where can I find the Czech Centre in Berlin?
The Czech Centre has been located at Wilhelmstraße 44 in Berlin's Mitte district since September 2012. Visitors can enter the building from Mohrenstraße. The distinctive building was constructed in the 1970s and was once the Czechoslovak embassy in East Berlin. Architects Věra and Vladimír Machonin designed it in a Brutalist style together with Klaus Pätzmann.
Brutalism as an architectural style of modernism
Particularly striking: the granite-clad concrete façade and the tinted bands of windows give the building a style that still seems exceptionally futuristic. Custom furnishings were designed for the former embassy. Much of this remains intact and hearken back to the 1970s when the building originally opened.
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