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

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

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What to expect at Gemäldegalerie

The scope of the collection at Gemäldegalerie is staggering. 

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. 

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

Where to buy tickets

You can buy Gemäldegalerie Berlin tickets online or offline at the attraction.

Online tickets tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Go to Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie’s booking page, select your preferred date and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

Once you purchase the attraction’s tickets, they get delivered to your email address. 

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

On the day of your visit, present the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and walk in.

Gemäldegalerie Berlin ticket prices

Tickets for Gemäldegalerie in Berlin cost €12 for adults aged 18 years and above. 

Students aged 18 years and above pay a discounted price of €6.

Students must show an ID to claim the reduced price.

Children aged 17 years and younger can enter for free and do not require a ticket.

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): €12

Reduced ticket (with ID): €6
For students and disabled visitors 

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

How to reach Gemäldegalerie

Gemäldegalerie is located in the Kulturforum museum district west of Potsdamer Platz.

Address: Matthäikirchplatz, 10785, Berlin. Get Directions

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

By bus

Potsdamer Brücke, Philharmonie, and Potsdamer Platz Bhf, only a 7-minute, 8-minute, and 12-minute walk away, respectively.

By subway

Get off at Potsdamer Platz, only a 13-minute walk.

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.

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.  

How long does Gemäldegalerie take?

Visitors typically spend around two to three hours in the Gemäldegalerie.

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

Best time to visit Gemäldegalerie Berlin

Due to its popularity, the Gemäldegalerie 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.

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

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