Berlin is wide and green, but sometimes you want more and feel the pressure to leave the S-Ring area and go into the wild. You have visited all possible museums on the museumsinsel and you are looking for a more human sized exhibition. Die Brücke (the bridge) Museum is your new destination.
Go to S-Hohenzollerndamm and get on a bus towards Grünewaldsee. Already the buildings are smaller and bigger houses are appearing, soon the trees from the Grunewald forest will appear on your right. You hop off the bus and will need to walk for about 500m into the forest, one of the last houses has “Brücke” written on its wall. You need half a day for the whole excursion if you’re coming from Berlin-Mitte. That’s probably why I always leave this place with postcards and posters of the current exhibition thinking I will not come back so soon, but I do.
The large villa hosts the collection of the “Die Brücke” painting movement. As the collection is larger than the available space, there’s a regular turnover and a free guided tour is offered each Sunday 11:30. It’s a beautiful, one floor, white house, with a flat roof, made of connected rectangular rooms with a garden in the middle. It was constructed in a way that the paintings get their natural light through the open gaps in the ceiling, as there are almost no windows.