From July 4th to August 15th 2019, the National Museums in Berlin invite you to the Kolonnaden Bar on the Museum Island Berlin every Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Moderated conversations with interesting guests as well as changing DJs promise a pleasant summer evening in the Kolonnadenhof directly on the Spree. Admission is free. The Kolonnaden Bar takes place regardless of the weather.
Image above: Kolonnaden Bar on the Museum Island Berlin, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
The Kolonnaden Bar in the Kolonnadenhof of the Museum Island Berlin (Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin) combines everything that defines a good bar at one of the most beautiful places in Berlin: stimulating conversations, relaxed get-togethers and cold drinks. Every evening begins with a talk, followed by DJs. This year’s series has the motto “Neighbourhoods”: Moderator Jenni Zylka discusses her perspective on the Museum Island Berlin with guests from neighbouring institutions. The landmark of the series is a mobile round bar designed by Wolfgang Flad.
The Kolonnaden Bar, which was launched with great success in the summer of 2017, has a long tradition on the Museum Island: a refreshment hall opened among the colonnades at the end of the 19th century, which enjoyed great popularity among Berliners until the 1930s.
Thursday, July 4th 2019: Claudius Seidl, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, DJ: Arthur
Thursday, July 11th 2019: Annette Dorgerloh, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DJ: Kriton
Thursday, July 18th 2019: Vinzenz Weißenburger, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, DJ: Clara Badu
Thursday, July 25th 2019: Christine Käppeler, Der Freitag, DJ: Felix K
Thursday, August 1st 2019: Christian Posthofen, Buchhandlung Walther König, DJ: Bassdee
Thursday, August 8th 2019: Robert Lippok, Visual artist and musician, DJ: Raph
Thursday, August 15th 2019: Tim Bartels, Redaktion UmweltBriefe, DJ: Gebrüder Teichmann
The Kolonnaden Bar is part of the “Connections” project. Under this name, the National Museums in Berlin invite you to discover the diversity of the Museum Island Berlin and its collections. The aim is to enable a diverse audience to participate in the developments on the Museum Island and its future neighbour, the Humboldt Forum. “Connections” is supported by the Kuratorium Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
Every Thursday from July 4th to August 15th 2019
7 – 10 pm, regardless the weather
Kolonnadenhof in front of Alte Nationalgalerie
Admission is free of charge