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Museum Berggruen mit Erweiterungsbau, 2013 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto:

The Museum Berggruen forms an ideal and natural complement to the collection of modern art held at the New National Gallery, most particularly with its singular works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti. Similar to the Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg located across from it, the museum owes its existence to a private individual’s passion for collecting art. Situated in Berlin-Charlottenburg in the west of the city, both exhibition venues belong to the National Gallery and are joined by its other entities the Old National Gallery, New National Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art Berlin, and Friedrichswerder Church to form an organizational whole.
The buildings that currently house the Museum Berggruen and Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg were originally commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. They took eight years to build and were completed in 1859. Their architect, Friedrich August Stüler, later went on to design the Old National Gallery. The twin buildings were designed in the Neoclassical style and were each crowned with a large cupola. They were conceived as a structural counterpoint to Charlottenburg Palace on the opposite side of the road and flank the entrance to Schloßstraße.
After the death of Heinz Berggruen in 2007, his family agreed to make further works available to the National Gallery as loans and to continue supporting the museum with new accessions to the collection. With the family’s backing thus secured, Kuehn Malvezzi architects were commissioned to expand the museum to include the neighbouring building, the former commandant’s quarters on Spandauer Damm, and a newly landscaped sculpture garden to the rear of both properties. The newly expanded museum opened in 2013. A glass corridor now connects the two historical buildings.
The Bettina Berggruen Garden is accessible to the public during museum opening times.

Museum Berggruen
Schloßstraße 1
14059 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
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Tuesday -Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday -Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

Until further notice, visits are only possible with a time-slot ticket. These tickets can be booked several weeks in advance. This offer will be continuously extended and expanded. It is strongly recommended that visitors buy their tickets online, in advance, to avoid lines forming at the ticket counters and entrances: Time-slot tickets can also be purchased on site at the ticket counters, subject to their availability.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
1. May
11:00 - 18:00
3. October
11:00 - 18:00
24. December
25. December
11:00 - 18:00
26. December
11:00 - 18:00
31. December
Admission price
12,00 €

Museum Berggruen + Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Special Exhibitions

Reduced price
6,00 €
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