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Berlinische Galerie

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Address: Alte Jakobstr. 124-128, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 78902600
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Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital...

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day - with both a local and international focus. Founded in 1975, the State Museum reopened in its own building close to the Jewish Museum in 2004, moving into a spacious industrial hall that has been rebuilt to provide 4,600 square metres of exhibition space. Fine art - painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia - photography, architecture and artists' archives provide a rich source, whose interdisciplinary relationships create exciting dialogues. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. The art of he divided and reunified city of Berlin provides another focus.

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Stunning Collection of Contempory Art

Well worth the visit to this museum which has a great multi-media, painting and photography collection.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit to this museum which has a great multi-media, painting and photography collection.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a little bit far from the centre yet it really deserves a visit quite astonishing and WEIRD on the first floor ,contemporary art!!!!! 😂 wonderful on the 2nd floor loved the art works the architecture inside is amazing you can also have a break and a drink in the next door coffee shop

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

January 2017 Typical all white high ceilings spacious modern art gallery. Up the stairs an interesting exhibition about Berlin city. In the ground floor a couple of good and one not so good temporary exhibitions (visited it 02/01/17). A small but comprehensive book store and very friendly staff! Located in a residential area in mitte is quite famous for its... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went to the Berlinische Galerie, and we had a fantastic time. There were a lot of different exhibits, and we had a lot of fun interactive exhibits. There was a house that was built to scale, except it was only a tenth as wide as it would have been in real life. And there was also... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Art displayed in many different mediums. This museum also hosts performance artist's work. Do find out who is temporarily showing their work on any given month. There are paintings & sculptures. Much to see, admire and talk about.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The gallery itself is a beautiful modern take on the more brutalist stuff in downtown Berlin and it houses a bright, airy interior. It's a little out of the way compared with some of the other museums but a short bus ride from Checkpoint Charlie will get you there no problem. The exhibitions themselves were fairly good though I didn't... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Berlinische Gallerie is a collection of contemporary art related to Berlin. The standing exhibition offers a concise picture of art in Berlin since the 1880s. This is very well presented and explained. Very clear structure. Temporary exhibitions (there were two at the time of our visit) are of Berlin artists. However, the museum is relatively small and there are... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Berlinische Galerie (€8 per adult) is a very good modern and contemporary art museum in Berlin. It is located on Alte jakobstrasse and is open from 10am to 6pm (W-M) but closed on Tuesdays. Here you will find two floors with permanent and temporary exhibitions including a range of traditional paintings, intriguing art installations, films and photography. The building... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This gallery was absolutely worth the visit. My friend and I were so fascinated by the art of Cornelia Schleime and her thoughts on the division of Germany. The other artist did a great job as well but I think Schleimes art is something that we will keep in mind for a long time.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

As much as the space of the gallery is small, I love the art work, mixing contemporary art with modern art. But make sure you come with enough time to appreciate everything. They start to close the gallery 10 minutes before the real time.

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