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Old National Gallery in Berlin

The Old National Gallery in Berlin

The Old National Gallery is considered one of the most important museum architectures of the 19th century.

As one of the largest German collections of 19th century art, the Alte Nationalgalerie presents masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich, Adolph Menzel, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin, among others. Stop for a while before you go to the Old National Gallery. Admire the imposing neoclassical building. The upper part is framed by columns in the style of an ancient temple. Highlights include Caspar David Friedrich's Der Mönch am Meer (1808-1810), Arnold Böcklin's Die Toteninsel (1883), Adolph Menzel's Flute Concerto Friedrich the Great in Sanssouci (1850-1852) or Edouard Manet's Im Wintergarten (1878/79).







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Location & Sights nearby

Together with the Old Museum, the New Museum, the Bode-Museum, the Pergamon Museum, the Berlin Cathedral and the Lustgarten, the Old National Gallery forms the Museum Island in Berlin. It is located in the middle of the island, between the tracks of the Berliner Stadtbahn and Bodestraße on the east bank. Alexanderplatz and the television tower are also only a stone's throw away.



Brief history of the Old National Gallery

The first impetus for the foundation of a National Gallery came in 1815, and the first real plans were drawn up in 1841. The banker Johann Heinrich Wagener donated 262 paintings by German and foreign artists. This donation formed the basis of the current collection. The collection was initially known as Wagenersche and Nationalgalerie and was housed in the Akademie der Künste buildings. Today's building, shaped like a Roman temple. It was badly damaged in Allied air raids. It was partially reopened in 1949, but reconstruction took until 1969.

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Address, Opening hours ...

Adress: Alte Nationalgalerie, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin
Opening times: Mon closed, Tue,Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Admission: 12 Euro, reduced: 6 Euro
Public transport: S Hackescher Markt: S5, S7, S75, S9, S Oranienburger Straße: S1, S2, S5, U Weinmeisterstraße/Gipsstraße: U8, Tram: Georgenstraße/Am Kupfergraben 12




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