Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie), Berlin

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Old National Gallery (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 Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) and all Berlin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Berlin sightseeing planning website .
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  • 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
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  • An excellent collection, especially of German romantic and realist painters. A point reduction for the lack of explanatory displays - most paintings and sculptures only have a smallish label with the name of the work, the artist, the artist's dates and the creation date. No mention of the media, no larger displays providing historical context. Also the entry area, including the coat room, is much too small and cramped.
  • Absolutely beautiful! The collection of French impressionism is not super extensive, but what they have is very nice. However it was their romantic stuff that blew me away, absolutely stunning. The architecture of the building is also pretty incredible. And the audioguide is included in the price of the ticket (only 10 euros, not bad. 5 if you're a student) which is very nice.
  • Really nice works. I enjoyed it a lot. Don't forget the audioguide!
  • Impressive paintings inside and some statues. The architecture of the building is also pretty incredible. And the audioguide is included in the price of the 18 euros i paid for 4 museums.
  • Nice galery, with a good small collection of impressionist art in the second floor. You can get a free audio guide next to the entrance.

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