Alte Nationalgalerie

Facade of the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin
Facade of the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Spectacular inside and out, the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) is one of five museums on Berlin's famous Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also one of five are museums falling under the umbrella of the National Gallery.

Exhibits include Neo-classical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist, and early Modernist works of art from the 19th century by renowned artists including Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and Caspar David Friedrich. An entire hall dedicated to the works of the latter was added to the museum.

As with many museums, the building itself is truly a work of art. Designed by Friedrich August Stüler, construction of the Alte Nationalgalerie commenced in 1866 and it was opened in 1876. the architectural style is Neo classical and is reminiscent of a greek temple. Major restorative work on the building was completed in 2001.

Allow about one-and-a-half to two hours for your visit.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 266424242

Official Website: Alte Nationalgalerie

Directions

How to get to Alte Nationalgalerie by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S1, S2, S3, S5, S7, S9, S25, S26, S75, U6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Berlin Friedrichstraße

Exit from Friedrichstraße Station. Walk one block south on Fredrichstrasse and go left (east) on Dorotheenstrasse. When you get to the river, go right on Am Kupfergraben and cross the bridge just ahead. Once over the bridge continue walking past the Neues Museum. The Alte Nationalgalerie is on your left.

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