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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 paintings on display at Neue Nationalgalerie are from various European and North American artists.

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

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

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What to expect at Neue Nationalgalerie

After a six-year hiatus for repairs, Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie 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.

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. 

Where to buy tickets

You can buy Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie 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, they may sell out during peak days. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How online tickets work

Go to Neue Nationalgalerie’s booking page, select your preferred date, time slot 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, show the e-ticket on your smartphone at main entrance to gain access.

Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie ticket prices

Tickets for Neue Nationalgalerie cost €18 for visitors aged 18 years and above. 

Students aged 18 years and above pay a discounted price of €7 for entry.

Youth aged 17 years and below can enter for free.

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Painting in Neue Nationalgalerie
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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.

Enjoy not only the artwork inside the gallery but the architecture of the building itself.

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

Ticket prices

Adult ticket: €13
Student ticket (with ID): €7

How to reach New Nationalgalerie

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

Address: Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin. Get Directions

You can reach the museum by public or private transport. 

By bus

Potsdamer Brücke is the nearest bus stop, only a minute’s walk away.

Alternatively, Kulturforum is a 2-minute walk away.

Other nearby stops are: Potsdamer Platz Bhf, a 4-minute walk away, and Philharmonie, a 5-minute walk away from the art gallery.

By subway

On both U-Bahn and S-Bahn, get off at Potsdamer Platz, which is a 4-minute walk away.

By car

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

There are many car park facilities in the vicinity.

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.

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

How long does Neue Nationalgalerie take?

Visitors need at least around two hours to explore the Neue Nationalgalerie.

There is no upper limit on the time you can spend at the museum so you can stay back for as long as you want.

Best time to visit Neue Nationalgalerie

If you want to avoid the crowd, the best time to visit Neue Nationalgalerie is as soon as it opens.

Thursday evenings are the busiest as its the free entry period, so you may want to factor this in while deciding the time of your visit.

FAQs about Neue Nationalgalerie

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting the Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie.

Where can I book tickets for Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie?

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 happens if I’m late to my time slot at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin?

You can enter the gallery up to 15 minutes after the beginning of your time slot.

Is free entry possible in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie?

Yes, entry is free for all every Thursday between 4 pm to 8 pm.

Is there a cloakroom on-site?

Yes there is a cloakroom facility in the Neue Nationalgalerie where you can store your bulky or sharp objects, briefcases, camera cases, tripods, umbrellas, backpacks, and bags larger than
30 x 20 x 10 cm). Storage options for bags, backpacks
and suitcases are very limited. The museums cannot accommodate items bigger than carry-on luggage.

Can I take pictures inside the Neue Nationalgalerie?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the gallery without the use of tripod, selfie stick, etc., and for personal use only.

Can I take my pet to the Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie?

No animals are allowed on the tower, with the exception of service dogs.

Is Neue Nationalgalerie wheelchair accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the tower is wheelchair accessible to accommodate persons with reduced mobility.


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