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Blick durch den Staudengarten auf die Fassade der Liebermann-Villa © Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft © Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft

In 1909 the artist Max Liebermann instructed his architect Paul Otto Baumgarten to build him a summer house on the banks of Berlin’s Lake Wannsee. The resulting villa provided a summer retreat for the Liebermann family up until the death of the artist in 1935. The garden at Wannsee – designed by the artist together with the Hamburg museum director Alfred Lichtwark – was an expression of the emerging “reform garden” movement, with its straight pathways, neat divisions and structural use of hedging. The garden was also an important source of inspiration for the artist, who completed over 200 oil paintings exploring its many facets.
For reasons of her Judaism, Liebermann’s widow was forced to sell the villa in 1940. It was turned into a training centre for the Third Reich’s postal service. After the Second World War the villa was used as a hospital, and later – from 1972 to 2002 – as a diving club. Thanks to the work of the Max Liebermann Society, it finally became possible to reconstruct both the garden and the house, which opened as a museum in 2006. Today the villa contains a permanent exhibition of Liebermann’s paintings and drawings, which focuses on the works he created at Wannsee. With a walk through the fully-reconstructed garden, visitors can enjoy for themselves the scenery so inspirational to the artist. The villa also hosts regular special exhibitions dedicated to Liebermann and his contemporaries, and contains a documentary exhibition exploring the history of the Liebermann family.

Liebermann Villa on Lake Wannsee
Colomierstraße 3
14109 Berlin

+49 (30) 805 85 90-0
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Monday -Friday
Saturday -Sunday
12:00 - 18:00

The garden will reopen from April 10, 2021 at a reduced admission price
Access only with online time slot tickets and negative, daily updated, certified corona test

24. December
31. December
Admission price
10,00 €
Reduced price
6,00 €

Reduced fee for garden admission

Reduction for students, trainees, unemployed and handicapped people

Free entry for children under 18 and ICOM members.

Group ticket

8 € p. P. (more than 8 people)

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Museum Shop, Cafe, Diaper changing table

  • good wheelchair accessibility good wheelchair accessibility
  • good wheelchair-friendly WC facilities good wheelchair-friendly WC facilities
  • Parking available Parking available

The museum and garden are largely accessible for those with reduced mobility. Please call our office for further details (+49 (0) 30 80585900). A loan wheelchair is available on request.

Visitors accompanying a severely disabled person must not pay for entrance to the museum. Guide dogs are allowed in the garden, in the house and in the exhibition rooms.

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Informationen unter Tel.: 030 - 80 58 59 00.

Ein Leihrollstuhl kann zur Verfügung gestellt werden.
Es gibt Führungen für Menschen mit Sehbehinderung.

Eine Gebährdensprachenführung durch die Liebermann-Villa und ihren Garten wird von der Firma Yopegu angeboten und kann über den Apple-Store auf das i-Phone geladen werden. Bitte beachten Sie dafür die Hinweise im Kassenhaus.


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