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Alte Nationalgalerie – tickets, prices, what to expect

The Alte Nationalgalerie (or Old National Gallery) houses paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. 

Together with the Altes Museum, the Bode Museum, the Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum, it forms the core of Berlin’s Museum Island.

The Museum has a stunning collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Modernist, and Impressionist art in Berlin.

Visitors also love Alte Nationalgalerie’s majestic architecture and how inside there is minimal yet elegant decor, highlighting the artworks.

Despite the size of the collection, which includes 1,800 paintings and 1,500 sculptures, this is an accessible museum to explore.

What to expect at Alte Nationalgalerie

The Blind Samson by Lovis Corinth, The Iron Rolling Mill by Adolph von Menzel, and Impressionist work by Max Liebermann are the highlights, proving that the 19th-century movement wasn’t limited to Paris.

Check out the sculpture hall on the first floor if you appreciate 3D art. 

You’ll be amazed at how much detail can be applied to a block of marble in works like Louis Sussmann-Sleeping Hellborn’s Beauty.

The Alte Nationalgalerie is a welcome visit for some fine old art in a city known for its World War II monuments and museums.

Both serious and casual art lovers tend to spend around two and a half hours touring Alte Nationalgalerie.


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Alte Nationalgalerie’s tickets

Inside Alte Nationalgalerie
Image: Smb.museum

This Alte Nationalgalerie ticket gets you complete access to all the permanent and temporary exhibitions in the museum.

Since this is a Skip the Line ticket, you can avoid the lines at the ticket counter on the day of your visit. 

Just walk up to the entrance, show your ticket on your mobile and enter the museum.

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to get a refund. 

Cost of tickets

Regular ticket (18+ years): €12

Reduced ticket (with ID): €12
For students and disabled visitors

Youth ticket (up to 17 years): Free entry
Only in combination with Regular ticket or Reduced Ticket

Entrance for Museum Island is not part of the ticket. If you want to check out all the museums on Museum Island, it is better to get the Museum Island Pass. The pass gets you access to Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Pergamon and New Museum. Find Out More


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Alte Nationalgalerie’s timings

From Tuesday to Sunday, the Alte Nationalgalerie is open from 10 am to 6 pm. 

It remains closed on Monday.

The last admission is half an hour before closing.

How to reach

Alte Nationalgalerie’s address is Bodestraße 1-3, 10178, Berlin. Get Directions

Public transport is the best way to get to the art museum.

U-Bahn: Friedrichstraße
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, Friedrichstraße

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