Along with its natural attractions, Grunewald is home to two very different art collections which bridge the centuries. The Brücke-Museum, housed in a late Modernist building at the edge of the forest, houses the foremost collection of works Die Brücke artists in the world. A program of temporary exhibitions encompasses the full expressive range of these groundbreaking artists.
After a few minutes’ walk through the forest you arrive at Jagdschloss (“hunting palace”) Grunewald. This is Berlin’s oldest royal residence and, as the name suggests, it was built to house and equip hunting parties. But while the old ruling elite were hog wild for boar, they were just as keen on hunting down great artworks. And so in this handsome yet modest construction, you’ll find an important collection of paintings, including numerous works by the father-and-son masters of the German Renaissance who both went under the name Lucas Cranach.
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