Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie

The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the most important collections of 19th century painting in Germany and includes masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich, Adolph Menzel, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, not to mention Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin.

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Amongst the most important highlights are Casper David Friedrich's "Der Mönch am Meer" (from 1810) Arnold Böcklin's "Die Toteninsel" (1883), Adolph Menzel's "Flötenkonzert Friedrich des Großen in Sanssouci" (1852) and Edouard Manet's "Im Wintergarten" (1979).

The Alte Nationalgalerie is one of the five museums forming the ensemble known as Berlin’s Museum Island – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Museum was built between 1866 and 1876 and restored in neoclassical style by Friedrich August Stüler in the style of a Greek temple. The Museum reopened to the public after a thorough restoration in 2001.

Current and upcoming exhibitions at Alte Nationagalerie

Foyer des 3. Ausstellungsgeschosses mit dem "Gastmahl des Plato" von Anselm Feuerbach
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Art of the 19th Century

The Alte Nationalgalerie is regarded as a comprehensive collection of art of the era between the French Revolution and the First World War, between Classicism and Secessions. The harmonious relationship between the museum building and its collection is... more


Bodestr. 3
10178 Berlin
+49 (030) 266 42 42 42
Opening Hours
Tue-Sun 10-18, Thu 10-20
Admission Fee
10 Euro, red. 5 Euro
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accessible for people with impairments
The Alte Nationalgalerie is reservedly wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to the right of the main entrance. Guided tours in sign language are available by appointment.

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Train (S-Bahn)
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| Last edited: 2. July 2020