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Museum Barberini
© Lukas Spörl
Museum Barberini

This Potsdam Art Museum is located in the classicistic-baroque Barberini Palace, which was modelled on the eponymous palazzo in Rome. Built in 1770/71 by order of Frederick II as a residential building for city beautification according to designs by Gontard, the building was destroyed by an air raid in 1945 and demolished in 1948. The Hasso Plattner Foundation, which also runs the museum, financed the reconstruction.

For the new building (2013-16) the main façade was reconstructed true to the original. The structure of the old building was retained, but the architects Hilmer, Sattler and Albrecht (Munich/Berlin) turned five floors into three and designed new halls that exude Italian grandeur. Located in the historic centre of Potsdam on the Old Market, the museum comprises 17 halls on 2,200 square metres. The classic museum rooms with a view develop an exciting atmosphere in correspondence with the artworks.

The exhibition themes range from the Old Masters to contemporary art. Based on the collection of the Hasso Plattner Foundation, three exhibitions a year are curated and presented, supplemented by loans from national and international museums and private collections. The main focus of the collection is Impressionism, which can be seen in works by Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, among others. Further areas of the collection are American Modernism, art of the GDR era and painting after 1989. Visitors can navigate through the exhibitions with audio guides or the Barberini App on their own smartphones or explore the museum in 360° panoramas from the comfort of their own homes.

Opening hours,

  • Monday 10:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
Last entry

6.15 pm

Open only during exhibitions.

Location,

Humboldtstr. 5–6 (Alter Markt), 14467 Potsdam

Telephone,

+49 (0331) 23 60 14-499

Website,

www.museum-barberini.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 18,00 €

Sat/Sun: € 18,00 Mon, Wed-Fri: € 16,00 

Reduced price 10,00 €

Children/youth under 18: free admission

Exhibitions

Paul Signac, The Port at Sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez), 1892
Sammlung Hasso Plattner
Paul Signac, The Port at sunset, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez)

Impressionism. The Hasso Plattner Collection

Amedeo Modigliani: Reclining Nude (on the left side) (Detail), 1917
© Nahmad Collection

Modigliani: Modern Gazes

Maurice de Vlaminck: Rueil, the Boathouse, 1906
Sammlung/ Collection Hasso Plattner / VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2024

Maurice de Vlaminck: Modern Artist Rebel

Events

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

18,00 €

Sat/Sun: € 18,00 Mon, Wed-Fri: € 16,00 

Reduced price

10,00 €

Children/youth under 18: free admission

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe

Service Telephone

+49 (0331) 23 60 14-499

Accessibility

The entire museum building is wheelchair accessible: 
– ground level access via the main entrance to the museum from the Alter Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6 
– elevators with acoustic announcement and buttons in Braille 
– wheelchair-accessible passages and exhibition rooms 
– barrier-free WC in the basement and in the restaurant 
– lowered museum cash desk 
– seating options in the entrance and service area 
– guidance system for the blind from the museum entrance to the cash desk and to the elevator  
– beacon technology: the audio tour on the free app recognizes location and calls up descriptions of the individual exhibits 
– rental wheelchairs and rollators are available 
– guide dogs are allowed

There are barrier-free parking spaces available for visitors with a parking permit for disabled persons. Please reserve a parking space at least three working days in advance: service@museum-barberini.de

Audioguides

In German, English.

For children and teenager.

Nearby

Dampfmaschinenhaus (Moschee), Blick von der Havelbucht
© SPSG. Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder

Palace

Steam Engine Building (Mosque)

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Friedenskirche im Schlosspark Sanssouci, Potsdam
© Wikimedia Commons. Foto: Wolfgang Staudt

Palace

Friedenskirche at Sanssouci Park

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Blick auf den Pomonatempel
(c) SPSG, Foto: Leo Seidel

Palace

Pomona Temple on the Pentecost Hill

Bildergalerie am Schloss Sanssouci, Gartenseite. Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder
© SPSG

Palace

Sanssouci Park Picture Gallery

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Flatowturm im Park Babelsberg
© SPSG
Flatowturm im Park Babelsberg © SPSG

Palace

Flatow Tower at Babelsberg Park

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Mittelrisalit
© SPSG. Foto: Roland Handrick
Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Mittelrisalit © SPSG. Foto: Roland Handrick

Palace

Sanssouci Palace

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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