Martin-Gropius-Bau - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
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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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Topography of Terror
0.13km from Martin-Gropius-Bau
Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.
Berlin Story Bunker
0.47km from Martin-Gropius-Bau
Housed inside a 6,500-square-metre WWII bunker, the museum recreates the history of Berlin and some of the most infamous events in German history. The exhibition showcases the sequence of events leading up to Hitler's suicide in 1945, and it has a reconstruction of Hitler’s personal study.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
0.8km from Martin-Gropius-Bau
Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
German Museum of Technology
0.96km from Martin-Gropius-Bau
Exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum's main emphasis originally was on rail transport, but today it also features exhibits of various sorts of industrial technology including maritime and aviation exhibition halls.
Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
0.97km from Martin-Gropius-Bau
Neue Nationalgalerie is a museum of modern art, with a focus on art from early 20th century. The museum owns masterpeices from artists like Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky and Barnett Newman. Despite the large size of the museum, the exhibits are rotated at intervals as the collection of artworks at the museum is very large.
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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.
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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.
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