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The Academy of Arts in Hanseatenweg

The Academy of Arts in Hanseatenweg Berlin

In addition to its location at Pariser Platz, the Academy of Arts also showcases its exhibition and event venue in the Hansaviertel.

The building with its wide foyers, halls, garden courtyards and club rooms was renovated in 2011, on an exhibition area of around 2000 square metres, a studio with a stage for 700 guests as well as artists' studios and apartments. The apartments and studios available there will be made available to artists for their work.

Academy of Arts in Hanseatenweg

Location & Sights nearby

Situated directly at the Tiergarten, it is an ideal place for exhibitions, performances, events, conferences and much more. If you feel like taking a walk, take a closer look at the nearby English Garden. The Bellevue Castle around the corner(the seat of the Federal President) is also worth a look.



Brief history of the Academy of Arts in Hanseatenweg

Since the 1690s, the Prussian Art Academy founded by Elector Friedrich III of Brandenburg has served under various names as an art council and educational society. It was the third oldest such academy in Europe. After the division of Berlin, the self-governing Academy of Arts was established in West Berlin in 1954. The construction of a new academy building was financed by a private foundation of one million US dollars. The Academy of Arts in Hanseatenweg was built in 1960 according to the plans of Werner Düttmann. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the merger took place in 1993. The historical location at Pariser Platz was chosen as the Academy's headquarters. The location at the Hanseatenweg was retained as a place for exhibitions and various cultural events. In 2011, the building was renovated with all its exterior surfaces.

Address, opening hours...


Address: 10557  Berlin, Hanseatenweg 10
Opening times: Open daily from 10 am – 8 pm
Admission: varies according to exhibition
Connections: S-Bahn S5, S7, S75 (Bellevue), U9 (Hansaplatz), Bus: Hansaplatz (110)

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Picturesource:By Manfred Brückels (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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