Historic Exhibition Hall of International Standing

The Martin-Gropius-Bau is one of only two houses in the “Berliner Festspiele”. Named after its architect, the building opened in 1881 as a royal arts and crafts museum. After World War I, it housed the Museum of Prehistory and Early History as well as the East Asian Art Collection.
Ever since the federal government took over its sponsorship in 2001, the now historically protected Martin-Gropius-Bau has been part of the “Berliner Festspiele” and has displayed contemporary art, photography and cultural history.

The Renaissance-style building was meticulously restored after World War II and is now one of Germany’s most prestigious museum buildings. With important, international exhibitions of contemporary artists, such as Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson, as well as retrospectives, the Martin-Gropius-Bau offers a multifaceted programme to a wide audience and is considered one of the world’s most distinguished exhibition halls.

Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7, 10963 Berlin
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