The Mendelssohns in Berlin
On this page, you will find information on the exhibitions in Berlin about Moses Mendelssohn and his descendants and about the historic locations associated with the family’s saga.
We have also published an overview of 20 historic Mendelssohn locations in Berlin
The Mendelssohn Remise at Gendarmenmarkt
This history workshop and events venue located in the former head office of Mendelssohn Co. hosts a permanent exhibition on the Mendelssohn bankers and their Friedrichstadt neigborhood, with smaller, digressive exhibits on The Religion of the Mendelssohns and The Contrasting World of Leipziger Strasse 3, i.e. the life of the Mendelssohn Bartholdy family as it played out in the Reck’sche Palais.
Open daily from 12 noon to 6 pm.
U-Bahn station Hausvogteiplatz or Stadtmitte
Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in the Villa Oppenheim: Villa Sorgenfrei.
Permanent exhibition: The history of the Villa Oppenheim in Charlottenburg and its residents, i.e. the Alexander Mendelssohn family, who made this imposing residence their “Villa Carefree,” their descendants from the Oppenheim und Warschauer banking and business families, as well as the painter Josef Block, who married into the clan.
T 030 - 90 29 24 106
Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Weekends and holidays from 11 am to 5 pm.
Bus 109, 309 or M45.
U2 to Sophie-Charlotte-Platz.
U7 to Richard-Wagner-Platz.
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin on Potsdamer Strasse: The Mendelssohn Room.
The Staatsbibliothek library, whose Mendelssohn Archive contains the largest collection of records on the Mendelssohn family and its composers, presents a rotating exhibition of paintings and documents in the reading room of the Scharoun Building.
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 33
T 030 266 - 433888
Open Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm.
U-bahn station Potsdamer Platz.
The Dreifaltigkeitsfriedhof cemetery in Kreuzberg: The Mendelssohn Family and their Graves in the Cemetery at Hallesches Tor.
Permanent exhibition on the Mendelssohn family in a former chapel of the cemetery complex where 28 descendants of Moses Mendelssohn and their life partners are interred.
Friedhöfe am Halleschen Tor
T 030 61 20 27-14
January/December 6 am to 4 pm.
February/November 8 am to 5 pm.
March/October 8 am to 6 pm.
April/September 8 am to 7 pm.
May to August 8 am to 8 pm.
U-bahn station Mehringdamm.