21.05.2021 From Saturday to Monday (5–7 June 2021), the Neue Nationalgalerie will be accessible to the public for three Open House Days. Visitors will be able to tour the still empty, unused museum building for the first time since the completion of its refurbishment.
From Saturday to Monday (5–7 June 2021), the Neue Nationalgalerie will be accessible to the public for three Open House Days. Visitors will be able to tour the still empty, unused museum building for the first time since the completion of its refurbishment.
During the Open House Days, Mies van der Rohe’s architectural icon can be experienced in its pure form, without any art on display. The focus is solely on the building, which was constructed in 1968 and has been undergoing renovations since 2015. The tour available on the Open House Days offers visitors detailed insights into the renovation work carried out by David Chipperfield Architects. From the glass hall visitors descend into the spacious lower level, where they can view the collection exhibition spaces as well as the coat check, museum store and café. The garden, which had been closed for the many years prior to the refurbishment, can now also be enjoyed as an extension of the museum space.
On display are works by Veronika Kellndorfer and Michael Wesely, who photographed the Neue Nationalgalerie before and during its comprehensive refurbishment. The planned performance by the Rosas Dance Company under the direction of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker cannot take place because of the pandemic and will presumably be rescheduled for March 2022.
Interested visitors can also learn more about individual renovation measures ‒, from the doorknobs to the massive window panes ‒ via a specially developed website Neue Nationalgalerie Elements.
The Open House Days are held from 10 am ‒ 6 pm on
Admission capacities are limited; the current regulations of the State of Berlin’s Corona Protection Ordinance apply. Admission is only possible with a valid time-slot ticket
, which can only be booked online beginning on 28 May 2021.
Update 31 May 2021: There are no more time-slot tickets available.
At present, on the day of the museum visit, all visitors are required to provide either a negative PoC or PCR test result (max. 24 hrs. old), proof of a fully effective vaccination, or proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection. Please note our current information for visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please note that changes can occur at short notice because of the pandemic.