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.
Dekadenz und dunkle Träume
© RMFAB, Brussels

Tip: Decadence and Dark Dreams

18 September 2020 to 17 January 2021

The exhibition «Decadence and Dark Dreams» in the Alte Nationalgalerie takes a penetrating look at Belgian Symbolism with its predilection for morbid and decadent themes. more

Current and upcoming exhibitions at Alte Nationagalerie

Jean Delville, Die Liebe der Seelen, Detail, um 1900
© Musée d’Ixelles Brüssel / Vincent Everarts

Decadence and Dark Dreams

In sharp contrast to naturalists’ and impressionists’ excitement for those facets of modernity that lie on the surface and in the ephemeral, a new artistic movement emerged in the 1880s, whose main characteristics were sensuality, fascination for magic,... more

Foyer des 3. Ausstellungsgeschosses mit dem "Gastmahl des Plato" von Anselm Feuerbach
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

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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| Last edited: 2. July 2020