Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie

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The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) can be traced back to a sketch by Wilhelm IV from the year 1841, and the design by Friedrich August Stüler who envisioned a temple-like building raised on a plinth, with a monumental exterior staircase and magnificent stairway inside. In 1866, construction began, and when Stüler died that same year, Johann Heinrich Strack took over site management. The National Gallery was opened on March 21, 1876.

During the Second World War the building was severely damaged. Only in 1948 did the reconstruction of the ruined museum begin (which up to this point had been exposed to the weather due to the lack of a roof). For the time being, only makeshift repairs of severe damage to the building were possible. In 1950, the second story was re-opened to the public. 

In 1992, the contract for the general restoration of the Old National Gallery was signed, with the aim of creating a larger exhibition area for the now unified collection holdings of East and West Berlin, in addition to rectifying all damage. Reconstruction of the exterior began in 1995, and in 1998, the general restoration started. On December 2, 2001, the Old National Gallery was re-opened.

Children under 18 are free of charge!

Opening Hours:
Mon:                          closed
Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu:                           10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin

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