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Gemäldegalerie – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect

Gemäldegalerie in Berlin houses one of the world’s most important collections of European paintings ranging from the 13th to 18th century.

The German gallery’s highlight is its fantastic collection of German and Italian paintings from the 13th to 16th century.

Visitors can see masterpieces from artists such as Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer van Delft, etc.

The Prussian government began collecting the artworks in 1815, and today its chambers display more than 1,500 masterpieces. 

Visitors also love the building’s architecture, which provides an ideal background for viewing these works of art. 

What to expect at Gemäldegalerie

The scope of the collection at Gemäldegalerie is staggering. 

Whether you are into Italian Baroque, Dutch Golden Age, lesser-known influential German artists, or just beautiful canvases, the Gemäldegalerie has got you covered.


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Gemäldegalerie’s tickets

Lady seeing paintings in Gemäldegalerie
Image: David von Becker / Smb.museum

This Gemäldegalerie’s entry ticket gets you access to all the permanent and temporary exhibitions in the art museum.

Since this is a Skip the Line ticket, you can avoid the lines at the ticket counter. 

On the day of your visit, you can show the ticket on your mobile and enter.

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

Cost of tickets

Regular ticket (18+ years): €8

Reduced ticket (with ID): €4
For students and disabled visitors 

Youth ticket (up to 17 years): Free entry
Only in combination with a regular ticket or reduced ticket


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How to reach Gemäldegalerie

Gemäldegalerie’s address is Matthäikirchplatz, 10785, Berlin. Get Directions

It is better to take public transport to the attraction.

U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
Bus: Potsdamer Brücke, Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße, Kulturforum, Philharmonie


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Gemäldegalerie’s timings

Gemäldegalerie is open from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays and from 11 am to 6 pm on weekends.

It remains closed on Monday.

The last entry is one hour before closure.  

Layout of Gemäldegalerie

Visitors walk through the 72 rooms, which center around an airy central corridor called the ‘Meditation Hall.’

Gemäldegalerie art museum's floor plan
Map Courtesy: Smb.museum

Download Gemäldegalerie’s floor plans

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