PalaisPopulaire will offer you guided tour with max. 5 people. Due to the current situation larger events cannot take place until further notice.



Become Active for Children & Youth

For each exhibition, the PalaisPopulaire offers a comprehensive workshop program for children, young people, and adults that is devoted not only to art, but also to music, literature, and sports. Everything revolves around your own discoveries, and you can learn to become active and creative yourself.
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Free reading of the children’s book “Der stille Stein” by Brendan Wenzel and workshop for children aged 6 and above (in German)
April 5, 2020, 3–5 pm

Please register in ticket shop

This picture book tells the story of a stone that is simply there yet constantly changes shape, color, and function. While for the snail it is a mountain, for the beetle it offers protection. Just as the artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude change our perception of buildings, trees, and rocks, in this book stone transformed. What happens in our perception when a stone is packed and tied with different materials? This question will be explored in the workshop.

In cooperation with the bookstore Krumulus

Photo: © NordSüd Verlag

Teenagers do sport exercises

Fashionable Sport Showjumping
Introductory Course (12 Years and Older)
Wednesday, June 26, July 31, August 28, and September 25, 2019

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Feel like engaging in parkour in the middle of the city around the Reichstag, which Christo and Jeanne-Claude covered twenty-five years ago? Pros from ParkourONE give insights into basic movements and techniques. In addition, the philosophy and background of this type of movement are introduced and many things are tried out!

Photo: ©ParkourONE / Andy Day 2018

If you wish to participate please bring your own sports equipment, something to drink and the filled-out registration form.

In cooperation with ParkourOne

Dolls made by paper

SundayPopulaire: MusicArt@Palais
Free family expedition with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
June 7, 2020, 3–3:45 pm and 4:30–5:15 pm

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Can pictures make noise? Be soft as a summer wind or loud as a thunderclap? The Berliner Philharmoniker and the PalaisPopulaire invite families with children between 3 and 5 years of age to a musical exhibition expedition! A visit to the exhibition becomes a first concert experience, inviting you to join in, but also to listen and watch. Together with the children, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker explore the exhibitions at the PalaisPopulaire with art, music, and exciting instruments.

Photo: Alina Simmelbauer

Paper with pink watercolor on it

What Christo Did Not Hide
Free ideas workshop on the “25th Anniversary of the Wrapping of the Reichstag” for children aged 8 and above
July 5, 2020, 3–5 pm

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Many people over 30 remember the wrapping of the Reichstag by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They not only wrapped buildings and bridges in fabric, but also stretched a curtain over a valley and laid fabric over a lake so that people could walk across it. The children at the exhibition look at these crazy projects. Then they use collage and drawing techniques to design their dream projects. A carpet over the desert? Packing the Alps? There are no limits to the imagination!

Young man takes a photo with a camera

Photo Walk
Summer vacation workshop in cooperation with C/O Berlin for 10-14-year-olds
August 5/6, 2020, 11 am to 4:30 pm

Price: € 40
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop

1st day: Start: PalaisPopulaire, end: C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
2nd day: C/O Berlin

During the two-day workshop, the participants not only go on a journey through time covering many different variations of photographic art, but also become active with the camera themselves. First, they visit the Time Present exhibition at the PalaisPopulaire, featuring photo highlights from the Deutsche Bank Collection. Participants can name their favorite pictures there and then go on a photo walk to the Amerika Haus to find photographic answers. On the second day, we will visit the exhibition Linda McCartney – The Polaroid Diaries exhibition at C/O Berlin. Afterwards, photographs of daily lives will be taken at the zoo and in the education rooms and experiments will be conducted.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch!


Photographing Without a Camera
Free experimental workshop with cyanotyping for children from 6 years on
September 6, 2020, 3–5 pm

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Photographing without a camera—is that possible? In addition to the classic art of photography using a camera, there is also camera-less photography, which many famous photographers have experimented with: cyanotype. The participating children collect objects and then place them on light-sensitive photo paper, which is then exposed for a few seconds. If you like, you can bring your own objects, such as leaves, feathers, and game pieces. Together, the children explore the artistic possibilities of the magical technique and bring it into the here and now with their own pictorial ideas.

Copy of an utopistic city from paper

What Are You Dreaming About?
Free photo-collage workshop for children aged 8 and above
October 4, 2020, 3–5 pm

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“What do you dream of?,” the artist Cao Fei asked factory workers in China and requested that they portray their dreams of the future. And the Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi asked young women how they would see themselves in 50 years and staged these wishes in photographs. After exploring these and other works in the Time Present exhibition, we will focus on children’s wishes, dreams, and utopias. They can present their dreams in a photo collage.

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Coverimage of the book

November 1, 2020, 3–5 pm
Free family reading and workshop titled The Dark and the Light by Kerstin Hau and Julie Völk (in German)

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Like photography, life has dark and bright sides. This is the story of an unusual friendship, which is staged as picture cinema. The unkempt one with shaggy fur lives in a dark country and is sad because he has lost his home. The delicate one, on the other hand, lives in a world of light and colors, but is curious about the dark side next door. Cautiously, they take the first steps into each other’s strange world. Julie Völk deploys a technique from the early days of photography for illustration: cyanotype. The children then use this method to conjure up their own magical blue and white pictures.

In cooperation with the bookstore Krumulus

Photo: © NordSüd Verlag


Table from above full with meal

SundayPopulaire: FamilyBrunch
December 6, 2020, 11:30 am–3 pm

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A tour only for children? Or only for adults? Or everyone together? Under the guidance of art educators the whole family can explore the exhibition with different offers and subsequently be creative in the Atelier. Brunch is provided for the whole family in the Atelier. At the same time there is a brunch for the whole family in the restaurant.

Price: € 29, € 20 (12-18 years old), € 10 (6-11 years old), free up to 5 years old
Photo: Mathias Schormann



January 3, 2021, 3–5 pm
Everything Has a Story
Free photo text workshop for families with children aged 8 and above

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The participating children bring along an object that means something to them. What does the thing tell us about its origin, its “life,” or even about its owner? Like a museum piece, it is photographed and its history is written down and then shown in a small exhibition in the studio like an exhibit.

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Fragmented portrait of a woman

February 7, 2021, 3 – 5 pm
Self-portrait. The Camera as Mirror
Free workshop for children aged 8 and above

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Millions of selfies are posted on Instagram and Snapchat every day. In the exhibition, the participants look at the representation of people in photography. Then the make a self-portrait, showing things that are important to them or how they would like to be. What is true and what is invented? In addition to photography, the children can also draw or write to approach the possibilities of self-portrait.

Photo: Mathias Schormann



In creative workshops adults could gain access to art and creativity.

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Barrier-Free Offers

Workshops under the guidance of trained art mediators for blind and deaf people, as well as visually and hearing-impaired people

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Kindergartens & Schools

Free program for kindergartens, elementary schools, and high schools for every exhibition

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