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Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

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Address: Rosenthaler Strasse 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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Worth seeing - quite small

It's a nice small museum which tells a beautiful story about morals and kindness - everyone should really learn something from this man. Everything in the Museum is written in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's a nice small museum which tells a beautiful story about morals and kindness - everyone should really learn something from this man. Everything in the Museum is written in both German and English, despite its small size. Helpful staff and nice people visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The wartime workshop of brush manufacturer who managed to save many of his disabled and Jewish employees from deportation to the deathcamps. I loved the human stories - how he sold brushes to the Wehrmacht in order to be registered as a supplier of goods essential to the war effort; a trip to a camp to save a worker; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

it is a small factory space in an apartment building adjacent to the Hackesche Hofe trendy compound. So most probably you'll be a minute walk from there when you visit Berlin, no excuse to miss it (and it is free of charge, and suitable to all ages and has an elevator as well). It tells the story of Otto Weidt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We all know about Oskar Schindler, but what of Otto Weidt? A fascinating tale is told at this 'low key' museum which is where his business ran. There's tragedy as well as triumph, but the over riding feeling is one of gratuitude and immense respect for what this brave man did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a wonderful story about a man who tried to save many Jews under the guise of business. Many were blind and some weren't. He fell in love with one of the women, and you must hear the story of what he did to try to save her. This is located off the alley and it's kind of hidden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was definitely a nice surprise on a tour of the Alternative culture of Berlin. Right in the middle of the backyards and a former squat, this museum is Schindler-esque in several ways. Free entrance. Next to a cool community of artists and intellectuals. Very cool story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Although difficult to find it is located in a small alley arcade on Rosenthaler strasse just a few doors from Starbucks on the same side of the street. The museum...While small...is a testimony to one man's morality in the face of the Nazi horror. There are stories and photographs of his brush workshop and the blind and deaf Jews whom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

For me, I thought that it was going to me one of those museums that I'd spend 30 minutes in, learn something interesting and then go off forgetting it ever happened. I was pleasantly surprised. I joined the free tour on a Sunday at 3pm, thinking that it would be done in English. Turned out that it was to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stumbled across this museum one day walking around and I was so glad I decided to visit. Tucked away down a little alleyway it's a wonderful smaller museum to visit in the city centre. I had no knowledge of Otto Weidt and why there was a museum dedicated to him. The logical layout, fantastic array of information and artefacts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Interesting explanations in English as well about a great man, too bad this place isn't famous enough and that it is not as visited as other places in Berlin. A man that saved people from the war, while risking his life.

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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