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Alte Nationalgalerie (Detail). Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Alte Nationalgalerie. Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Alte Nationalgalerie. Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Kolonnaden mit Blick auf Alte Nationalgalerie und Neues Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse

The Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) is the original home of the Nationalgalerie, whose collections today are divided between the New National Gallery, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin, the Friedrichswerder Church, Museum Berggruen and the Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg.

The idea of establishing a cultural and educational centre across from the Berlin Palace dates back to the time of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who dreamt of creating a "sanctuary for art and science" on the site. The basic architectural concept for the Alte Nationalgalerie – a temple-like building raised on a plinth decorated with motifs from antiquity – came from the king himself. The building was designed by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Schinkel who also designed the Neues Museum. It was completed after Stüler’s death by another of Schinkel’s students, Johann Heinrich Strack.

During the division of Germany, the 19th-century paintings that had survived the war in Western zones of occupation were housed in the Neue Nationalgalerie, starting in 1968, and in Schloss Charlottenburg’s Gallery of Romanticism from 1986. After the fall of the Berlin wall, the growing collections were united in their original building, now called the Alte Nationalgalerie, on Berlin’s Museumsinsel. Accommodating the collection meant repairing the damage the war had wrought to the building as well as adding new rooms. The architectural firm HG Merz Berlin was entrusted with this work in 1992. In March of 1998 the Alte Nationalgalerie was closed for renovations. The museum was finally re-opened in December 2001, marking its 125th anniversary.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Visits are only permitted with an medical mask or FFP2 face mask and a time-slot ticket purchased online: www.smb.museum/tickets.

For the time being at least, visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the museum. Participants of guided tours, workshops and other events in the museums’ indoor areas are required to present proof of a negative test result, of complete vaccination or of recovery.

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 8. March 10:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 10:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Bodestraße 1, 10178 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

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Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Magical reflections - Johann Erdmann Hummel

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / David von Becker

Collection presentation: The art of the 19th century

© Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry?

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

Touching forms - Johann Gottfried Schadow

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Alte Nationalgalerie

Optics - Perspective - Construction

Special exhibition: Magical reflections - Johann Erdmann Hummel

Guided Tour

© Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen – Neue Pinakothek, München

Alte Nationalgalerie

Eins zu Eins – Heute: Alte Nationalgalerie

zur Sonderausstellung „Magische Spiegelungen - Johann Erdmann Hummel“

© Landesmuseum Hannover, Artothek

Alte Nationalgalerie

One to One - Today: Old National Gallery (english)

to the special exhibition "Magical reflections - Johann Erdmann Hummel"

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

Alte Nationalgalerie

The art of the 19th century

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Alte Nationalgalerie

Durch dick und dünn: Freundschaftsbilder

Museumstaschen – Materialien für Familien

Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

Alte Nationalgalerie

Short and crisp! - Talks in the Museum | Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie

The special look: Magical Reflections - Johann Erdmann Hummel

Guided Tour

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie, / Andres Kilger

Alte Nationalgalerie

Berliner Bildhauerschule

Akademie – Vortragsreihen als Video-Serie

Bookable group offer

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Reduced price

5,00 €

Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

Yearly ticket

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Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

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Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

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