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Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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  • Until January 9th, Martin Gropius Bau hosts the Pina Bausch exhibition. Don't miss it ! You can appreciate pictures, leaflets, videos of her work, but also her methods, her views, how she created piec...  read more »
  • I have visited this at gallery at least three times, and it is amazing every time! Recently I have seen Pina Bausch - astonishing! And also Art at the GDR, worth it even though there are no texts in E...  read more »
  • You will not miss seeing this building, when visiting the Topography of Terror museum. In a city, which has been damaged heavily during the WWII, seeing a historical looking building is a novelty. The...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Amazing two exhibition you shouldn't miss. The first is :Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) With about 50 paintings and drawings, the exhibition provides visitors with an insight into Mondrian’s quest for his own artistic path. The exhibition is the first major exhibition in Berlin to be dedicated to Mondrian. The second : An unbelievable collection of Wurth. From Hockney to Holbein The Würth Collection in Berlin.
  • World-class contemporary art museum hosting many simultaneous exhibitions. Based in the heart of the Capital making it a great option for tourists wanting to get lots out of a day. Beware of the terrible ticketing arrangement, large queues form quickly and won't leave you with much time to consider getting tickets for individual exhibitions or the combo ticket to see everything. Not wanting to infuriate the queuers behind me I hastily got the combo ticket even though I only really wanted to see one exhibition and didn't have much time, fortunately I managed to rush through everything within a couple of hours. Highly recommended, however, ensure you check what's on before visiting (see their website) and try to tickets in advance.
  • The building is impressive and really particular for the city, as it exhales a classic Bizantine spirit, but the exhibitions are small for what one would expect after the huge space (and the prize).
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