Education and outreach

The Nationalgalerie creates engaging opportunities to view high-calibre masterpieces from all of Europe’s major artistic movements. In recent years this has also included international art from the 19th century to the present day. How do longing, emotion, and a sense of contemplation manifest themselves in Caspar David Friedrich’s works? How exactly did the Impressionists challenge and transcend ways of seeing in their time? And how do Pop artists call into question what is art and what isn’t? Was art at the turn of the 21st century able to live up to its own demands to change the world and influence the ecological, economic, and social issues of the time?

Discover the history of this collection that has witnessed all the vicissitudes of German history since Joachim Heinrich Wagener, a Berlin banker, purchased the first Schinkel painting. Learn how the collection reflects the politics of art throughout its history, from kings and emperors to the Third Reich and divided Germany.

The Nationalgalerie’s works are displayed in six buildings: The Alte Nationalgalerie (art of the 19th century), the Friedrichswerder Church (architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the 19th century Berlin School of Sculpture), the Neue Nationalgalerie (art of the 20th century), the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin  (art since 1960), the Museum Berggruen (Picasso and his time), and the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection (Surrealism).

Audio guides, guided tours, workshops, and other activities are available to enhance your exploration of the collections. Private guided tours can also be scheduled. In booking your appointment, you can select a time as well as a topic that interests you.

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Geschichten erzählen Geschichte: Die Sammlung der Nationalgalerie 1933-1945

Thu 11.02.2016 6:00 PM
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Revisiting: The Nationalgalerie Collection 1933-1945 (Guided Tour in English)

Sat 13.02.2016 12:00 AM
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Neu gesichtet: Die Sammlung der Nationalgalerie 1933-1945

Sat 13.02.2016 2:00 PM
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Die Moderne. Immer aktuell?

Sun 14.02.2016 3:00 PM
Museum Berggruen

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The Nationalgalerie presents its unique collection of art at six separate venues: the Alte Nationalgalerie, Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Neue Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin, Museum Berggruen, and Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg.

Addresses, opening times, admission prices, and public transport links are available on the individual pages of these museums.

For queries surrounding your visit, please contact the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin infoline:

Tel.: 030 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: 030 / 266422290

Postal address:
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 39783411
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 39783413

Director: Udo Kittelmann
Deputy Director: Dr. Joachim Jäger