New National Gallery

Neue Nationalgalerie
Bild: Berlin Partner GmbH / Fritsch Foto

The New National Gallery (Neue Nationalgalerie) (1965–1968) is the only museum ever built by the architect Mies van der Rohe. A “floating” roof hovers above a light-filled, austere hall of glass and steel. The row of exhibition rooms are located in the basement, which itself is encased in granite. This museum is devoted to European painting and sculpture of the 20th century, from classic modern art to art of the 1960s.