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Neue Nationalgalerie – tickets, prices, what to expect

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The Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery) in Berlin is dedicated to the art of the 20th century and showcases masterpieces from Nationalgalerie’s diverse collection.

The twentieth-century paintings on display at Neue Nationalgalerie are from various European and North American artists.

Some of the prominent artists whose works are on display are – Francis Bacon, Max Beckmann, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Rebecca Horn, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Lotte Laserstein, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Werner Tübke, and Andy Warhol. 

‘Potsdamer Platz’ by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ‘The Skat Players’ by Otto Dix, and ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue IV’ by Barnett Newman are the most popular with visitors. 

Neue Nationalgalerie’s building itself is a masterpiece for it is the last major project completed by the internationally famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

What to expect at Neue Nationalgalerie

Be prepared to be wowed by the artwork and architecture on display at New Nationalgalerie during your visit.

After a six-year hiatus for repairs, the museum reopened with critical works from the Nationalgalerie Collection of Classical Modernism.

The museum’s collection of artworks reflects the social processes of a volatile period, including the German Empire’s reform movements, the First World War, the Golden Twenties of the Weimar Republic, the Second World War, and the Holocaust.


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Neue Nationalgalerie tickets

Painting in Neue Nationalgalerie
Image: Smb.museum

With this Neue Nationalgalerie entry ticket, you will get access to the museum’s permanent exhibitions as well as audio guides for most of them.

Please arrive at the museums within 15 minutes of the time you selected while booking your tickets. 

Since this is a Skip the line ticket, you can avoid lines at the ticket counter and walk through the entrance.

Guests younger than 18 years of age can enjoy free entry. However, they will still need to book a ticket to enter.

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

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket: €13
Student ticket (with ID): €6


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How to reach New Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie is located in the Kulturforum area, near Potsdamer Platz.

Its address is Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin. Get Directions

It is best to get to the museum by public transport. 

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


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Neue Nationalgalerie’s timings 

All through the week, Neue Nationalgalerie opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm. 

On Thursdays, the museum remains open till 8 pm to encourage higher footfalls. 

The museum remains closed on Mondays.

The last entry is one hour before closure.

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