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Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Standing in the center of Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau was designed by Heino Schmeiden and Martin Gropius, the great uncle of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement. Built between 1877 and 1881 in a classically inspired neo-Renaissance style, the building stands alongside a piece of the Berlin Wall. It now houses contemporary art collections and serves as a major international exhibition and event venue. More than 20 large-scale art, photography, and anthropological exhibits stop here every year--past exhibits have focused on Native American tribes, Frida Kahlo, and Anish Kapoor. The high-ceilinged cafe is a good place to stop for refreshments. In warm weather, you can eat outside in the garden. To visit Martin-Gropius-Bau on your trip to Berlin, use our Berlin trip itinerary builder.
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  • The exhibition "The British vision" gives an interesting overview of German history from the time of the Hanseatic League from a British perspective. What constitutes Germany what was milling, there is one and how did the German identity. Absolutely worth seeing. If possible, I recommend also the participation in a public guided tour as the beginning of the visit. Continue to the Museum restaurant is recommended for good food, tasty pie charts etc.
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  • Excellent exhibitions there. Best platform for contemporary art. Was Gestaltung wow. So qualitatively. Go.
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  • Located between Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstraße, the Martin-Gropius-Bau for art and culture enthusiasts is an always rewarding destination. If artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Rebecca Horn and the choreographer Pina Bausch - legend the presentations are a great treat every time. Also the restaurant leaves nothing to be desired and complete culinary a successful visit :-)
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  • Went for +ultra - amazing free exhibition with an unbelievable design and depth. One of the most interesting ones I've ever been to.
  • Abwechslungsreiches Programm und sehr gut gemachte Ausstellungen (Dramaturgie, Ausstellungsdesign, Exhibition-Design).
  • Great architecture and very interesting building. The collection we went seeing was a bit short though.
  • If you heading to Martin-Gropius-Bau to see the holdings, perhaps used to the habits in London or Washington, you'll be surprised to pay a hefty 38 Euros fee, because every single floor or exhibition has to paid seperately. Elsewhere, you might be lured into an outstanding special exhibition and pay extra, be at Martin-Gropius-Bau this dubious scheme just mingles good one, like Kentridge with - lets say rapidly assembled - one like Abbott. Avoid!
  • This museum, designed by Walter Gropius' grandfather, hosts some of the most extensive travelling art, photography, and historical exhibits I have enjoyed. The building itself is a masterpiece. Near Potsdamer Platz and the Topography of Terror exhibit.