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Museum Barberini Foto: Lukas Spörl

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.

Museum Barberini
Humboldtstr. 5–6 (Alter Markt)
14467 Potsdam

Service Telephone
+49 (0331) 23 60 14-499
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10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday -Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Last entry
5.45 pm

Open only during exhibitions.
Open every first Thursday of the month from 10:00-21:00.

In accordance with the Containment Ordinance of the State of Brandenburg, the Museum Barberini will close again on Wednesday, 31.3. Due to the increase in new infections, the Corona rules were already tightened over the last weeks. As the seven-day incidence in Potsdam has exceeded 100 for 3 days, museums will be closed to the public. Ticket sales are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Admission price
18,00 €

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

Tickets can only be booked online up to 3 days in advance. Due to the high demand and the reduced ticket contingent, tickets regularly sell out very quickly. Thank you for your understanding.

Reduced price
10,00 €

Children and visitors under 18: free admission

Yearly ticket

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Service Telephone
+49 (0331) 23 60 14-499
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  • well-equipped for people with learning difficulties well-equipped for people with learning difficulties
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