With the Neue Nationalgalerie being the museum of modern art in Berlin, it is simply a must-go. Not only will you be able to see a mesmerizing collection of masterpieces from the early 20th century, you will also get a chance to experience the unique building, interior design and sculpture garden by famous architect Mies van der Rohe all in one go.
Growing up in Berlin, I remember distinctly the first art exhibitions that made an impression on me – and several ones were at Neue Nationalgalerie. Maybe because the building sits in between “Tiergarten”, Berlin’s green lung, and “Potsdamer Platz” with its famous skyscrapers. Maybe because the museum is surrounded by a terrace occupied by dancers and skaters. Or maybe because of the clash of clean architecture and exhibitions that try to be brave in bringing in new perspectives (my favorite one simply being called “Melancholie”).
After the museum’s renovation from 2015 until 2021 and with more construction work coming up for a new building – seize your chance and don’t miss this important art institution and architectural heritage.