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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.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Body Worlds Berlin. 

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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.

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

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.

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. 

See all the sculptures, collection, and artworks and discover Romanticism and the time of Goethe.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (18+ years): €12
Student ticket (18+ years, with ID): €6
Child ticket (up to 17 years): Free

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.

How to reach

Altes Museum’s is located on the Museum Island along the Spree River. 

Address: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178, Berlin. Get Directions

You can reach the attraction both by public or private transport.

By bus

You can get off at Staatsoper or Friedrichstraße, only 7 minutes and 13 minutes away, respectively.

By metro

If you are on the U-Bahn, get off at Friedrichstraße.

For S-Bahn travelers, Friedrichstraße or Hackescher Markt will be the closest stations.

By tram

Am Kupfergraben and Hackescher Markt are the nearest stops, only 7 minutes and 6 minutes away, respectively.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There is no on-site car parking available. However, there are several parking spaces nearby.

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 long does Alte Nationalgalerie take?

Visitors typically spend around two to three hours in Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie.

Once inside, you can explore the Museum at your own pace.

Best time to visit Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin

Due to its popularity, the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin can get quite crowded.

Visiting it early in the day, around as soon as it opens at 10 am, is a better choice for a quieter experience.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

FAQs about Altes Nationalgalerie Berlin

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie.

Where can I book tickets for the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue on the day of their visit. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

What if I’m late to my booked time slot?

You can enter the Alte Nationalgalerie up to 15 minutes after your time slot begins.

Is Berlin‘s Alte Nationalgalerie wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the Museum is wheelchair accessible to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.

Is there a cafe or restaurant available on-site?

Yes, there is a café at the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Can I cancel my visit to the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin?

No, this activity is non-refundable.


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