Martin-Gropius-Bau

Martin-Gropius-Bau

International art in historical building

Martin-Gropius-Bau – © Jirka Jansch

The Martin-Gropius-Bau is Berlin's main exhibition hall and is one of the world’s leading exhibition venues. The building, which until 1989 was directly located at the Berlin Wall and once housed the Museum of Decorative Arts, is named after the man who built it, the great uncle of the famous Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius.

The imposing building was built in 1881 in the style of an Italian Renaissance building. The impressive atrium serves as the centre of the museum’s exhibitions. Mosaics with allegories from different ages and coats of arms of various German cities decorate the spaces between the windows.

During the last weeks of the Second World War, the building was hit by bombs. Reconstruction of the building began in 1978 after it had been put under a preservation order in 1966. The building was restored once again at the turn of the millennium, before the millennium exhibition "Seven Hills" was shown.

Today, the Martin-Gropius-Bau serves as a venue for temporary exhibitions of international standing.

School classes

There are various tours of the current exhibitions on offer for school classes. They last 60 minutes and cost 40 Euros plus the reduced admittance price per pupil.

Tickets and further information

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Niederkirchner Straße 7
10963 Berlin Kreuzberg
Tel.: 030 – 254860

postatgropiusbau [dot] de, infoatberlinerfestspiele [dot] de

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Ticket prices vary with exhibition

Wed - Mon10am - 7pm
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