The Letters Museum

The Letters Museum (Buchstaben Museum) is a collection of old shop signs innocuously hidden away amid a building site on Leipziger Strasse in Berlin Mitte. At the moment, the two small rooms that contain the jumble of letters is a temporary holding place open to visitors a few times a month while the curators raise funding for a permanent exhibition space. As it stands, the feel of… Read More The Letters Museum

Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof

It’s not true that the Germans are unromantic; The Bavarian takes me out somewhere special once a week. This week we went to Dorotheenstädtischer cemetery off Chausseestraße in Berlin Mitte, where almost every prominent body in Berlin rests, including… Bertolt Brecht, novelist and playwright 10 February 1898–14 August 1956 Brecht’s second wife, actress Helene Weigel, is buried next… Read More Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof