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Der Martin-Gropius-Bau am 9. November 2014, während der Feierlichkeiten zum 25. Jubiläum des Mauerfalls ( © Udo Fenchel, BFM

The Martin-Gropius-Bau (Martin Gropius Building) was built in 1881 as a royal art museum. Today, the building is named after its architect, Martin Gropius, the great uncle of Walter Gropius. Together with Heino Schmieden, Martin Gropius designed the brick building in the style of the Renaissance. It features mosaics and terracotta reliefs and is considered to represent the "Schinkel" style of architecture. The building was damaged severely in late 1945, and only in 1965 was it placed under historical protection owing to in the intervention of Walter Gropius. After a lengthy reconstruction, the building was reopened in 1981 with a large-scale Schinkel exhibition.
In 1998/1999, the architects at Hilmer & Sattler and Albrecht restored the Martin-Gropius-Bau once again. In 2001, the federal government took over the building, and the Berliner Festspiele began managing operations there. The Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts approximately 10 major exhibitions each year in the fields of art, archaeology, photography and cultural history. Representative exhibitions are often carried out in cooperation with Berlin-based and international partners. Several of the exhibitions are designed to introduce the broad general public to major current developments in art and the major cultures in the world. The museum also has a bookstore, a restaurant and café and a space for lectures and films.

Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

+49 (30) 254 86-0
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10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday -Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Last entry
30 min. before closing time
24. December
31. December

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