Alte Nationalgalerie

Alte Nationalgalerie
Alte Nationalgalerie

Today, the Old National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalerie) is home to 19th century sculptures and paintings. It came into being in 1861, when the banker F. W. Wagener bequeathed his art collection to the king and a new building was erected to house it. Having suffered severe damage during the Second World War, the Old National Gallery was partially re-opened in 1949, and in 1955 all of its rooms were once more accessible to the public.


Due to the Masterplan Museum Island, which enabled the gallery’s comprehensive restoration from 1998, it re-opened in December 2001 as the first restored building on the Museum Island. Together with Altes Museum, the Bode Museum (re-opened in October 2006), Neues Museum (re-opening 2009) and the Pergamon Museum, it belongs to the ensemble of Berlin's Museum Island which was listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1999 and ranks among the most splendid highlights of the Berlin museum landscape.

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Open 10am - 6pm, Thursday until 10pm, closed Monday.

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Other museums nearby

  • Bode Museum

    The Bode Museum displays the Sculpture Collection (medieval to 18th century), the Numismatic Colletion and works from the Gemaldegalerie.

  • Altes Museum

    The Altes Museum is located in the Museumsinsel, Berlin and houses Classical antiquites.

  • Pergamon Museum

    The Pergamon Museum houses the Collection of Classical Antiquities, Museum of the Ancient Near East and Museum of Islamic Art.

  • Neues Museum

    The Neues Museum houses the Egyptian Museum, Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, and artefacts from Classical Antiquities.

  • Neue Nationalgalerie

    The New National Gallery, houses the collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture from early modern art to art of the 1960's.

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