The building itself is worth the visit: 5,000 square meters of exhibition space, with the stunning upper level light filled due to the glass walls that surround the entire building. This level is often used for special exhibits such as large-scale sculptures or paintings. Constructed between 1965 and 1968, it is the only building by German-American architect Mies van der Rohe in post-war Germany and is considered his last work. The architect died in 1969.

From 2015 to 2021, the building underwent extensive refurbishment work and reopened mid-2021.

For the reopening, the Neue Nationalerie is devoting a special exhibition to the history of the building and the opus of its architect. The focus is on the period of the construction of the building, 1965 to 1968, and the thorough modernisation and refurbishement during the last six years.

This museum is well worth the visit. Current exhibition apart from the architect's restrospective include:

Rosa Barba. Ina Perpetual Now
The Art of Society. 1900-1945: The Nationalgalerie Collection
and Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal

Visitor entrance:

Potsdamer Strasse 50
10785 Berlin

Opening hours:

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Photo: BBR / Marcus Ebener

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