Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Berlin  /  Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

4.2
#17 of 120 in Museums in Berlin
Alte Nationalgalerie is part of the Staatliche Museen on Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally National Gallery (which has since been moved), the current gallery features Romantic, Neoclassic, Impressionist, and early Modernist artwork. The building itself is a work of art, representing "the unity of art, nation, and history," according to the designers. At intervals, it evokes a theater, a church, and a temple. See Alte Nationalgalerie and all Berlin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Berlin sightseeing planning website .
Create an itinerary including Alte Nationalgalerie
map
Alte Nationalgalerie Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
598 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • After all the lines, crowds and monumental ancient things at the Pergamon and Neues Museums, this Museum Island museum offers a refreshing change of pace. Among other things, it offers paintings by ar...  more »
  • Great place to visit on a wet day or when too hot. Could spend 2 hours. €10 entry but this includes an audio guide which gives information on the main paintings. Coffee shop and shop in building. Not ...  more »
  • The most beautiful art museum I have ever seen. There are beautiful and some paintings that leave you speechless
    View original
Google
  • Definitely worth going to if you enjoy the painting styles of the 1800s (romanticism, impressionism, photo realistic portraiture, etc.), which I certainly do. The collection is consistently interesting throughout. It may not have as many famous paintings by well-known masters as some galleries, but for the extensive collection of German works, I'd say it's worth seeing. They also have a fabulous room with (mostly) lesser known works by many of the French impressionists, including at least one sculpture by Rodin that I'd never seen, and I love Rodin.
  • Definitely worth going to if you enjoy the painting styles of the 1800s (romanticism, impressionism, photo realistic portraiture, etc.), which I certainly do. The collection is consistently interesting throughout. It may not have as many famous paintings by well-known masters as some galleries, but for the extensive collection of German works, I'd say it's worth seeing. They also have a fabulous room with (mostly) lesser known works by many of the French impressionists, including at least one sculpture by Rodin that I'd never seen, and I love Rodin.
  • One of my favorite museums in Berlin. So many beautiful paintings and sculptures. A must if you visit the museum island.
  • Beautiful display of neo classical art! The statuary was the highlight in my opinion. Very nice museum to visit.
  • Beautiful collection of classic art! 4 floors of paintings, statues, and more. Really worth the visit!

Plan your trip to Berlin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Berlin

The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Berlin by other users

35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Czech Republic, Germany & Austria BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Germany BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Germany BY A USER FROM PERU March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THAILAND November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans