Museum Barberini
Museum Barberini
4.5
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
With the opening of the Museum Barberini in 2017 Potsdam gained a new art museum. Exhibitions range from Old Masters to contemporary art, with a major focus on impressionism. Based on the works from the collection of Hasso Plattner, the museum’s benefactor and patron, the Museum Barberini presents three exhibitions each year with loans from international museums and private collections. The exhibitions are prepared at conferences with renowned academics and displayed in new contexts alongside smaller shows. Digital offers like the Barberini App and a media wall, together with a diverse events and education program, make art more accessible for everyone. In addition to its special exhibitions, the Museum Barberini permanently showcases the extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings of the museum’s founder, Hasso Plattner, including masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Gustave Caillebotte, and Paul Signac.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ava_Wind
London, UK241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Superb Museum. Vistied because of Edward Much exhibision, but walked around to all floor and spend 4.5h without a minute to be bored. Beatifully maintaned, regardless how great art lover you are or in my case my partner is, they will enjoy it.
Written 11 April 2024
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Mark W
Bolton2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Its the best museum that you will ever visit.
Great paintings and exhibitions within a fantastic locale.
Potsdam is beautiful!!
Written 1 December 2023
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twowardspain
Barbarroja, Spain205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We have visited art galleries all around the world and couldn't understand why this particular exhibition left us with impressionism fatigue. Each room displayed impressionist art with a specific theme...light and shadow, gardens, seascapes, for example...but we found that there was little variety within the scope of each theme. Maybe there were just too many works on show to spend the necessary time one wanted to on any particular painting. We agree with other reviewers that the security there was rather 'aggressively' enforced and also agree that 16 Euros (midweek, 18 at weekends) is a rather expensive entrance fee; however, we are from Spain and are used to our museums generally offering free entrance. The building from the outside is certainly impressive and their café, on the Pavilion, however, was delightful and the staff extremely pleasant.
Written 23 September 2023
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The museum is located in Potsdam’s historic center in a beautifully reconstructed building. It is easy to reach by public transportation and also paid parking is available nearby.

The museum was initiated by Hasso Plattner, who also founded the software company SAP. His personal collection is an important part of the museum’s permanent collection and includes several Impressionist paintings by artists such as Monet and Renoir.

When we visited in August a special exhibition with works of Dutch impressionists was on show. It is a large museum with much to see and it is possible to spend several hours here. Also there is a large shop and a nice café.
Written 21 September 2023
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Cairo27
Coventry, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It took us 45 minutes to reach the gallery from central Berlin using the tube and train. It is a 5 minute walk from the train station and signposted.
Around 18 euros entrance per adult and a must for anyone that enjoys art. Not that dissimilar to exhibition entrance fees in the UK, the National Gallery charges around £26. Staff friendly and approachable. They are strict about no bags, no outer jackets etc but the same for all museums in Berlin. Lockers and a cloakroom provided as well as a small shop.Superb coffee shop on the ground floor. The coffee and cake were the best I consumed whilst in Berlin and indeed the service provided too, very helpful.
The collection of paintings, the majority purchased by a billionaire are stunning and superb. Some were unfortunately out on loan but that is common for most galleries. Monet, Sisley and quite a few painting by Caillebotte were on displayed. Also an exhibition of Dutch paintings. Useful app to download too.
It was like visiting the Courtauld Gallery in London, a sense of privacy and superb art. Not busy, so you could take your time. My only regret is that I do not live closer, so I could visit more frequently. Some paintings are destination paintings and you have to travel to see, it was well worth the journey.
Written 3 August 2023
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Marion F
New York City, NY298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I really enjoyed my visit here, wonderfully laid out and worth the price of admission.
A bit of a trek from Berlin, I suggest getting there when they open and making a day of the journey. The location is in a square near a few other museums/sight and on a river for lovely views before or after visiting.
One unexpected highlight was the media room which showed a tv interview of past exhibits, because of that I discovered 2 new artists that I researched when I got home.
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Written 25 June 2023
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Olga N
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The safety regulations are awful. Whey will take away ALL your possessions. We went to all the museums in Berlin with a tiny purse in hand. And it was fun for all Berlin Museums. This one is something else! Yes, you are entitled to keep your telephone. The collection is truly small. Absolutely no sense in spending 16 euros.
Written 15 June 2023
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Gerd B
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
There are many museums that require you to leave your bag in the locker. However, I had never come across one that makes you leave your jacket there too. Baffled by this rule, I made it past the first warden only to be hunted down with Stasi-like aggression by his colleagues. Apparently, last year Green thugs hid cooked potatoes under their coats, which they smeared onto the paintings in some sort of climate protest. Ever since then you're only allowed one layer of clothing. The people who fret about global warming make you freeze. The irony seems lost on them. When you shiver for the better part of an hour in a well-airconned museum the artistic merit of the paintings doesn't really come into it. In future, if I feel the urge to freeze I use the walk-in fridge of my local liquor store and save 16 Euros.
Written 25 May 2023
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Demetrio D
179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Service friendly, welcoming, quite fast and attentive at the same time, also with a smile, food delicious the kartoffel risotto was fab, my quiche tasty only down Is the price a little bit too expensive, we Will come back
Written 13 March 2023
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David Hallett
Adelaide, Australia1,040 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Outstanding Museum with a special exhibition of Impressionist art.
Some of the best in Europe.
Lots of art,both paintings and visual arts.
Easy train ride from Berlin.
Walking distance from the station.
Written 27 January 2023
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