Berlin, Germany

Architecture in Berlin: A Walk through History

when 19 July 2021 - 12 August 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1100

This course gives a wide overview of the development of public and private architecture in Berlin during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Seven walking tours to historically significant buildings and sites are included (Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, New Housing Estates, Chancellory, Potsdamer Platz, Holocaust Memorial etc.). The course aims to offer a deeper understanding of the interdependence of Berlin’s architecture and the city’s social and political structures. It considers Berlin as a model for the highways and by-ways of a European capital in modern times.

Course leader

Dr. Gernot Weckherlin

Target group

The course addresses students of any subject, especially History of Art, Architecture and related subjects, such as History, Design or Fine Arts. An elementary knowledge of architecture and architectural history is welcome but not necessary. More advanced students or those interested in a particular field can - on request - be given special assistance and further material for self-study.

Credits info

5 EC


- 30% Attendance and participation
- 30% Midterm exam
- 40% Final exam

Fee info

EUR 1100: course fee
EUR 250: program fee

Early registration discount: -50€ (until May 22, 2021)


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