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Museum Berggruen mit Erweiterungsbau, 2013 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto:
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen / © Succession H. Matisse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Museum Berggruen, ein Matisse-Raum
Christo Libuda, Lichtschwärmer

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.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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The visit is only possible with a medical or FFP2 face mask as well as with a time slot ticket, which should be booked online in advance:

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

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 11:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 11:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed


Schloßstraße 1, 14059 Berlin


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Admission price 12,00 €

Museum Berggruen + Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Special Exhibitions

Reduced price 6,00 €


© Pablo Picasso / Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Berggruen / David von Becker

Picasso and his time


© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen / Jens Ziehe

Museum Berggruen

Modernity. Always topical?

Guided Tour

© Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Museum Berggruen

Picasso 360°

Guided Tour



Admission price

12,00 €

Museum Berggruen + Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Special Exhibitions

Reduced price

6,00 €

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