Neue Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie

The Neue Nationalgalerie’s imposing steel and glass box near Potsdamer Platz is a mecca for lovers of contemporary art and architecture.

  • Neue Nationalgalerie© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Maximilian Meisse
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  • Neue Nationalgarlerie© dpa
The building, a striking modern work from Mies van der Rohe has almost 5,000 square meters of exhibition space and close to 800 meters of wall space; it opened in 1968.

The light-filled upper level is often used for special exhibits, such as large-scale sculptures or paintings. The vast lower level also has space for themed shows, and in addition, contains a café, shop, and the museum’s permanent collection, which ranges from early modern art to art of the 1960’s.

Twentieth-century masters to be seen here include Cubists Picasso, Gris and Léger, Surrealists Ernst, Dalí and Miró, Bauhaus instructors Klee and Kandinsky, and Expressionists such as those from Die Brücke group, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, and Kirchner, whose “Potsdamer Platz” is a must-see for a historic look at Berlin.


Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin
+49 30 266 424 242
Opening Hours
Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 10-18, Thu 10-20, Mon closed.
Admission Fee
12,- Euro, red. 6,- Euro
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| Last edited: 1. July 2022