Gurlitt: Status report An Art Dealer in Nazi Germany

On my private tours through Berlin I almost daily pass one of Berlin's greatest exhibition centers: The Martin-Gropius-Bau, named after it's architect, the great uncle of Walter Gropius. Opened in 1881, the building used to house the Museum of Applied Arts and later the Museum of Prehistory as well as the Asian collection of Berlin. Having been heavily damaged in WW2, it avoided being torn down, standing just west of the Berlin Wall in the American Sector of Berlin. Many diff

Museum für Naturkunde – Berlin's museum of natural history

When I was a little boy my favourite place in the city was an old, a bit outdated museum in the heart of the city: The Museum für Naturkunde! As many boys at that age I loved everything connected with dinosaurs and when it comes to this topic we have one of the greatest collections around the world. Like most of Berlin's important buildings the museum is located in the eastern part of the city, just a bit north of the heart of the city. The easiest way to get there is to take