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Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

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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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  • In this unique Art Nouveau building, which deserves a visit just because of the architecture, you can see several exciting exhibitions which are unique to the part. A visit to Berlin is not perfect without having been in the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
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  • I had listened to the radio broadcasts of Neil Mac Gregor's exhibition of Germany:Memories of a Nation so was keen to view the objects displayed. It was hugely fascinating covering 600 years of German...  more »
  • There was a line but eventually the entry was done in 20 minutes. Access to the expo by the lift, which is only closes abruptly if we are not careful. Doisneau expo €7 is worth a visit with a real poetry of stereotypes in a Paris of the 1940s and 50
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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.