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Last updated: 25 May, 2023

The Neue Nationalgalerie houses an impressive collection of 20th-century artworks up until the 1960s. The museum’s sleek and minimalist design – designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe –provides an ideal backdrop for the display of modern art.

The collection includes paintings, sculptures, and multimedia installations. Look out for masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Warhol, among others.

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday.

Our writer’s picks of the best places to stay near this experience, closest first

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Berlin, Germany[1.3 miles]

Old-style luxury at Berlin’s grandest hotel, famous for its princely pampering and regal guest list.

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Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome

Berlin, Germany[2 miles]

Romantic, luxury hotel set within a grand 19th-century bank building, with a contemporary twist and terrific spa. In the heart of Mitte, and close to the city’s main attractions.

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Honigmond Garden Hotel

Berlin, Germany[2.9 miles]

Lovely small hotel exuding 19th-century charm, with a great location near Berlin’s top attractions and trendy Mitte, with an Eden-like garden.

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Casa Camper

Berlin, Germany[3.2 miles]

A quirky chic boutique hotel that blends simple luxury and hip Spanish design in a killer Mitte location. In the heart of the city’s buzz.

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