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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 was very inspiring for me. I also liked the space, rooms and overall architecture of building. 
  • Not only for German-speaking tourists to Berlin lively tour through Germany with 2000 objects and stories one impressive. From the Middle Ages until today from Goethe to the VW, beetle, from the Imperial Crown until you reach the gate in Buchenwald. Germany how it lived and lives. Audio guide, coffee and cakes available. Also the building itself and its surroundings are part of the story. Super!
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  • Beautiful rooms at the Mauermuseum. Miss not the current exhibition building with wood. Simply class.
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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.