Alte Nationalgalerie

Bodestraße 1-3, Berlin, 10178
Admission: EUR 12
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed 24th and 31th December.
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  • Alte Nationalgalerie
    © Alte Nationalgalerie© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Alte Nationalgalerie
    © © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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Tube : S1, S2, S25, U6 (Friedrichstraße), S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)

The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin is a gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork, part of the Berlin National Gallery.

It is the original building of the National Gallery, whose holdings are now housed in several additional buildings. It is situated on Museum Island, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.

The first impetus to founding a national gallery came in 1815. The idea gained momentum during the 1830s, but without an actual building. Finally in 1861 the National Gallery was founded, after banker Johann Heinrich Wagener donated 262 paintings by both German and foreign artists. This donation formed the basis of the current collection.

The current building, shaped like a Roman temple with an appended apse, was designed by Friedrich August Stüler and after his death, realised in detail under Carl Busse.

The collection contains works of the Neoclassical and Romantic movements (by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Karl Blechen), of the Biedermeier, French Impressionism (such as Édouard Manet and Claude Monet) and early Modernism (including Adolph von Menzel, Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth).

The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of 19th-century sculptures and paintings in Germany.

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Past exhibitions at Alte Nationalgalerie - now closed:
Anton Graff Face of an era 25th Oct 2013 - 23rd Feb 2014
Gottfried Lindauer. The Māori Portraits 20th Nov 2014 - 12th Apr 2015
Impressionism - Expressionism. Art at a Turning Point 22nd May 2015 - 20th Sep 2015
Kuhnert Among Lions. Celebrating Wilhelm Kuhnert 150 Years after His Birth 18th Sep 2015 - 6th Dec 2015
Menzel's Soldiers. Images of War 18th Oct 2014 - 18th Jan 2015
Rembrandt Bugatti 28th Mar 2014 - 27th Jul 2014