The Bröhan Museum proudly displays a large collection of art nouveau, art deco, and functionalism from the 1890s to 1939. Named after its founder Karl H. Bröhan, who donated his entire collection to Berlin on this 60th birthday, the museum’s exhibition spaces display vases, lamps, carpets, paintings, and a rich porcelain collection.
As you walk through the 11,000-square-foot (1,020-square-meter) Bröhan Museum’s three floors, it’s easy to witness the progression from the late art nouveau period toward art deco, modernism, and the Berlin Secession movement. Displays show the functioning form of each piece along with decorative extras as would have been in the arrangement of a home during this time period.
Individual admission tickets are available, or you can purchase the Berlin Pass for free entry to the gallery and 50 other attractions in the city plus a public transit ticket.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Bröhan Museum is a must-visit for art and interior design lovers.
- Visitors under 18 years of age enjoy free admission, and everyone is free on the first Wednesday of each month.
- Free tours of special exhibitions are held at 5pm every Wednesday.
- Visitors generally spend around two hours exploring the museum.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible with an accessible elevator, bathrooms, and parking. Guided tours for those with hearing impairments are available upon request.
- Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.
How to Get There
The Bröhan Museum is part of the Charlottenburg Palace complex, located at Schlosstrasse 1a. Take city bus 109, 309, or M45 to the Schloss Charlottenburg stop. The underground Richard-Wagner-Platz and Sophie-Charlotte-Platz stations, as well as the overground Westend station, are both a short walk from the museum.
When to Get There
The museum is open 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday. Given that the museum is rarely crowded, plan to visit in the early morning for a more contemplative experience before heading to the nearby Charlottenburg Palace.
Why Visit the Bröhan Museum?
This museum gives a very real idea of what interior design was like during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Items are on display with complementary designs and matching styles as if they were in a home from the time period. This was the ultimate goal of Karl Bröhan, who recognized interior design from around 1900 as a “treasure... waiting to be unearthed” and wanted to show it to the world.