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Mittelhof (Country House)


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Mittelhof Country-House

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From an architectural point of view, Mittelhof is one of the most significant country houses in Berlin, though it gives an appearance of modesty with its layout of one-storey buildings. It was designed purely as a family home in the style of a country house despite its rustic character with a birch-lined drive over seventy metres long and its large number of rooms. 
The wings of the brick building with its slate roof, built by Hermann Muthesius in 1914 and 1915, were grouped around a central courtyard, embellished at that time by a spring, and around a smaller atrium, which was later covered by glass. 
The site and surrounding garden are part of the Rehwiese (deer pasture) in the Nicholassee district, a green swathe stretching from the southern end of the Schlachtensee all the way to the Potsdamer Chaussee. 
The Zentrum Moderner Orient (the Centre for the Contemporary Orient), which researches countries of the Near East, South Asia and Africa, has had the use of the impressive house since 1997. Public colloquiums are organized on the last Thursday of the month. Maintaining an extensive public reference library keeps the building itself open.


Address: Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin, +49 (0)30 803070,
Hours of opening: library Mon 9.00-15.30, Tue+Thur 9.00-17.00, Fri 9.00-13.00
Bus, Tube, Tram: S1, S7 Nikolassee; Bus 112 S Nikolassee, Bus 118 Waldhausklinik