Berlin classics

City Guide Berlin: Martin-Gropius-Bau
Die Rotrunde des Martin-Gropius-Baus (©, 2007)


The 15–20 temporary exhibitions on cultural history, archaeology, photography and art appeal to a wide public.

This square, Renaissance-style building does not fail to impress with a large atrium at its center, generous surrounding galleries and remarkable mosaics. It was opened in 1881 as an arts and crafts museum and is today considered one of Germany’s most important exhibition venues for cultural history, archaeology, photography and art. Comparable to the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, 15 to 20 temporary exhibitions take place here every year, several simultaneously, which are highly esteemed by a wide public. Exhibitions range from "Teotihuacan – Mexico’s Mysterious Pyramid City" through "André Kertész – Photographs" to "Olafur Eliasson: Inner City Out".


Address: Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Stresemannstraße 110, Berlin, opening hours: Wed. – Mon. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; please consult the Martin-Gropius-Bau Website for opening hours on public holidays.

Altes Museum (1), Neues Museum (2), Alte Nationalgalerie (3), Pergamonmuseum and Bode-Museum (4), Gemäldegalerie/Kulturforum (5), Neue Nationalgalerie (6), Hamburger Bahnhof (7), Museum Berggruen (8), Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection (8), Martin-Gropius-Bau (9), Jüdisches Museum (10), Kunst-Werke and galleries (11), Private Collections Boros, Olbricht, Haubrok and Hoffmann (12), Galleries around Potsdamer Strasse (13), Deutsche Guggenheim (14), Galleries between the Martin-Gropius-Bau and Jüdisches Museum (15)