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© SMB. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
© SMB. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
© SMB. Foto: Maximilian Meisse

The Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg (Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg) traces common threads that weave through the evolution of the art of the fantastic, starting with works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francisco de Goya, and culminating in the museum’s largest suite of works: the Surrealist art of such giants of 20th-century painting as Max Ernst and René Magritte.
The buildings that currently house the Museum Berggruen and Sammlung 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 Alte Nationalgalerie. 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 Schloß Charlottenburg on the opposite side of the road and flank the entrance to Schloßstraße. In 1855 Friedrich Wilhelm IV ordered the garrison building inspector Wilhelm Drewitz to erect, on the building’s eastern side, a single-storey wing for stables with a square-shaped house attached at the end and a coach house. These former stables now also serve as an exhibition space for the collection.

Opening hours,

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

The 2G rule applies to visits to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. This means that admission to the museums is only possible with a digitally readable vaccination or recovery certificate. Please show your digitally readable certificate together with a valid photo ID at the entrance control on site.

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: www.smb.museum/tickets.

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

Location,

Schloßstraße 70, 14059 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Museum Berggruen + Special Exhibitions

Reduced price 6,00 €

Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

Plants break out of the ground

© Nachlass Thomkins / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Roman März

Kopfarbeit – Handarbeit, Tag und Nacht

André Thomkins (1930–1985)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Volker-H. Schneider

Phantoms of the Night

100 Years of Nosferatu

Events

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Museum Berggruen + Special Exhibitions

Reduced price

6,00 €

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

Audioguides

In German, English.