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Address: Niederkirchnerstr. 7 | Friedrichstrasse, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 25 486 0
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World-class contemporary art museum hosting many simultaneous exhibitions

Based in the heart of the Capital making it a great option for tourists wanting to get lots out of a day. Beware of the terrible ticketing arrangement, large queues form... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Based in the heart of the Capital making it a great option for tourists wanting to get lots out of a day. Beware of the terrible ticketing arrangement, large queues form quickly and won't leave you with much time to consider getting tickets for individual exhibitions or the combo ticket to see everything. Not wanting to infuriate the queuers behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A beautiful building with frequent temporary exhibitionsvery well assembled. It is next to the Topography of Terror and in front of the Chamber of Deputies.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

In my experience, it is always worth visiting this beautiful building but the exhibition I visited last November was one of the best I have seen there. The Memory Lab exhibition shunned the usual objective documentary type approach of photo journalism and the pieces included deliberately evoke a strong emotional reaction in the viewer. I was entranced with most of... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Together with my Berliner friends I went to see an exhibition about the life of Italian film director Pier Paola Pasolini. It is an extraordinary well exhibited story in pictures and sound of this very interesting man, set in a interesting building. One of the better exhibitions I have seen in the past years.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Martin-Gropius-Bau was originally a museum of applied arts and now a monument and a landmark. It is close to other sites that are worth while visiting. You should combine the visit with an exhibition – there is always something going on there, check their site. Currently, an exposition on Vikings is on. Do not just go in, take a walk... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited the Viking Exhibition at the Martin Gropius Bau, which was a real eye opener. As well as the great exhibition, the building also has a great café, with an extensive food and drink menu. The building is only approximately 450 metres from Potsdamer Platz.

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Moi, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Hurry up and attend this top exhibition before it ends on January 4th 2015. This is a once in a lifetime possibilty to study remains and artefacts from the vikingages from Norway, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Polen, Ireland and Britain. The museum presents the remains of a Viking ship approaching 36 m – the longest Viking ship yet discovered. Hurry up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Four great Exhibitions this November month. To a Norwegian who once studied history, the wikings were of special interest. Impressive presentation, very good communication. But sorry to see a "Hollywood" focus on their "rape and robbery". Sure they were no angels, but mainly seafaring merchants when abroad. A Norwegian historian would also made mention of an egalitarian and functional sosial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just went to the Viking exhibit. Very well done. Love the full size longboat with sail, impressive. Happen to walk by when sightseeing and stopped in because it looked interesting. Was not disappointed. We missed the display of the boat building techniques but the remnants on display were thought provoking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This exhibition was the best I've ever seen! David Bowie is an absolute legend and V&A definitely outdid themselves in curation. The Martin-Gropius-Bau is a beautiful building and runs great exhibits all the time. Make sure you buy your tickets online, we waited 5 HOURS at the door to get in and rocking up doesn't guarantee your entry, the cash... More 

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