Dahlem : Michelin's recommendations
With villas in the style of English cottages adapted to Brandenburg surroundings by Herrmann Muthesius (1861-1927) scattered around, Dahlem has remained a residential area embedded in the greenery. It is also a «scientific» area. The university received 50 hectares here at the beginning of the C upon which to build research institutes. In the 20s, Berlin had the highest concentration of top-level scientists in the World. The physicists Max Plank, Albert Einstein and Max von Laue and the chemists Emil Fischer and Fritz Haber worked here, assisted by the Emperor Wilhelm society, which was designed to encourage science. After receiving his Nobel Prize in 1918, Max Planck declared, «Science is all that remains for Germans after the defeat». Dahlem is equipped with a vast university whose buildings, despite their small size, jar a little bit in the midst of the villas. However, the interest of this area, on the whole remains its museums. After the transfer in 1998 of the Gemäldegalerie to the Kulturforum (the sculpture collection was also moved at that moment and will be reinstalled in the Bode Museum in 2004), the present concern is to make the most of the exhibition space which has been consequently freed up for the collections of the ethnography Museum, the Museum of Far-Eastern art and the Museum of Indian art. Due to these various upheavals, certain collections are not open to the public.
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