Villa Grisebach on Fasanenstrasse
One can spend hours on Fasanenstrasse, walking the manicured promenade, admiring the architecture , and people watching. What might be surprising to many explorers is that this amazing street has as much to offer inside as it does outside, which is great because Berlin weather can be quite unpredictable. In case you get caught in an impromptu rain shower, don’t retreat back to your hotel suite, take a peek behind the curtain and visit one of the many galleries on Fasanenstrasse.
There is no way to capture all of the art, culture and history that can be discovered on this boulevard but we would like to introduce to one of our favorite, Villa Grisebach.
One of the most remarkable buildings on the Fasanenstrasse is number 25. Contructed in 1891, the architect Hans Grisebach built one of Berlin’s first single family townhouses for him and his family. The tale of this construction is an interesting one, barely surviving the second World War and more recently, escaping the fate of becoming retail space, finally in 1986 it became the headquarters for the Villa Grisebach auction house.
The auction house focuses on German and international art of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries as photography. Auctions are held at the the villa twice a year (spring and late autumn) with pieces ranging from 100 Euro into the millions. Before the auction the pieces are previewed in cities like Hamburg and Zurich arriving at the villa five days before the bidding begins.
Villa Grisbach also showcases rotating exhibits featuring prominent work in modern art as well as pieces from its private collection. To find out more about Villa Grisebach and it’s upcoming auctions and/or exhibitions visit their website.
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Phone: +49 (30) 885 915-0
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Admission is free
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