Bertolt Brecht on the occasion of his 125th birthday


Although the playwright from Augsburg was not one of those people who explicitly celebrate the day of their birth, does that prevent us from remembering him? To mark his 125th birthday, the Brecht House is celebrating with special tours of the Brecht-Weigel Museum, films, the Open Archive and with poems and songs performed by drama students.

In cooperation with the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Suhrkamp Verlag, the Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch.


Flowers, music and poems for Brecht
12:30 pm, Dorotheenstädtischer Cemetery

Happy Birthday, Bertolt Brecht!
1 pm, courtyard
The Bolshevik Kurkapelle Schwarz-Rot is playing
Reception of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Birthday speeches and punch

Museum tours with lyrical interventions:
Pleasures in difficult times
2, 3 and 4 pm, Brecht-Weigel-Museum
Registration:, Tel. +49(0)30-20057-1844

Guided tours of the Dorotheenstädtischer Cemetery:
Famous women / Brecht and his people 
2 and 3 pm, meeting point in the courtyard
Registration:, Tel. +49(0)30-20057-1844
In cooperation with the Ev. Friedhofsverband Berlin Stadtmitte

Open Archive: Brecht’s War Primer
2–5 pm, Brecht Archive
Introductions every half hour from 2 pm onwards

Programme of the cooperation partners

"Und ihr aber lernet, wie man sieht statt stiert" (But you learn how to see instead of stare)- Bertolt Brecht’s Kriegsfibel
Brecht Days 2023
6 February - 10 February, Literature Forum in Brecht-Haus

Bertolt Brecht's Paper War. Newspaper Reading in Exile. America 1941-1947
Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Zinnowitzer Str. 11,
10115 Berlin

Further event on the occasion of the anniversary

Thursday, 9 February, 8 pm, Pariser Platz
Presentation of the special postage stamp and coin as well as a presentation of the book Bertolt Brecht: Unsere Hoffnung heute ist die Krise. Interviews 1926-1956

Friday, 10 Feb 2023

10 am

Chausseestraße 125
10115 Berlin

Special tours, open archives, songs and poems

In German

Free admission


Tel.: (030) 200 57-1000