Martin-Gropius-Bau - Things to Know Before Visiting
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.
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What Visitors Say About Martin-Gropius-Bau
I visit Martin Gropius Bau whenever they have a new exhibtion because it is always great. The curators just have a really good nose for contemporary art. Now there is a Yayoi Kusama retrospective. This one is different from the other Kusama retrospectives that I have seen because it offers a lot more well researched information and a great selection of early works that are not often exhibited. At the moment the museum releases tickets only every other week and you need to book them online. At present you do not bring a covid test to visit the museum.