Kulturforum is home to a collection of modern art museums
Kulturforum is home to a collection of modern art museums cc licensed photo by ERAKU

The Kulturforum is a cultural plaza with a collection of several buildings characterized by minimalist modernist architecture. They were all built in the 1950s and 60s.

It grew out the desire to create a cultural showcase for West Berlin after much of the city's culture was rendered inaccessible by the Berlin Wall.

The plaza is located just west of Potsdamer Platz and the southeast border of Tiergarten.

Within The Kulturform you will find six popular attractions: The Gemäldegalerie (Gallery of Paintings), The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), the Musikinstrumenten-Museum (Musical Instruments Museum), the Kupferstichkabinett (Gallery of Prints and Drawings), Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), and the Philharmonie and the Kammermusiksaal (Chamber Music Hall). As you can see, there is something for everyone here. This is certainly a place where one can spend many hours exploring.

There various levels, stairs and ramps that make up the plaze have also made the Kulturforum a popular spot for extreme skateboarding.

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: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 266424242

Official Website: Kulturforum


Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

2 Star Rating I would give the exhibition I visited 5 stars ( grosses kino) but I only give the venue 2 stars because of the poor customer service from the ticket desk staff, I was kept waiting for an unacceptable time as two staff members chatted with the person in front of me ( the person wasn't buying tickets) another member of staff then joined into the conversation but eventually must have decided I wanted to buy a ticket ( cost €10). His colleague couldn't have been less welcoming or helpful, took my money with minimal interaction and neither offered the audio guide which came as part of the admission price or had the courtesy to direct me to the exhibition gallery
William Dick - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Wonderful place to visit for the art lover. Enjoyed every minute. I wish I had more time when I was there to enjoy. I recommend giving yourself lots of time to enjoy. The cost is minimal and they provide headsets to follow along for free! I highly recommend 👌
Cathy Yutronkie - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating "Can't be built" is how architects describe the most important architecture of the 1920s. But it was. Then a year after opening, destroyed...deliberately..yeah...then thankfully it was rebuilt in 1986 and now serves as a wonderful museum. The permanent collection is sublime. The other collections usually terrific too. Gemälder may be in a temporary home, but no less wonder-ful. 200 Durer works. I almost lost my legs...too moving to confer here
Kitchen Insider - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating This is the place where the Gemäldegalerie is located. These also a home for few temporary exhibits.
Pranav Rathi - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating A very nice museum.
Donald Baucom - 5 months ago

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How to get to Kulturforum by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U2, S1, S2, S25, S26
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof

From Potsdamer Platz, walk west along Potsdamer StraBe. After it curves to the south at the Berliner Philhamonie, go right on Scharounstraße. The Kulturforum is straight ahead. This is about a 10 minute walk.

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