Museum Barberini
Museum Barberini
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 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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Ealgian
New York City, NY194 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Unless you are especially interested in an exhibition at this museum specifically or have nothing else to do with your time, I wouldn't spend the surprisingly high price of admission or a few hours of time to walk through this museum. The different museums in Berlin, which are less than an hour train ride away, have a lot more variety and depth of content. If you're a tourist with limited time in Potsdam, I'd spend more time walking around outside than indoors in this museum.
Written July 5, 2020
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twowardspain
Barbarroja, Spain213 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 23, 2023
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Gerd B
15 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 May 25, 2023
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I did not realize that the largest collection of Monets in Europe, outside of France, was in Potsdam. Originally, I was going to do some more "Cold War" history but decided to spend my time here. An outstanding collection of Impressionist art without museum fatigue. An easy 45-minute train ride from Berlin, and a pleasant 10-minute walk from the train station. A must for any art lover.
Written April 18, 2022
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark697 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 September 21, 2023
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Lars S
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I saw a billboard outside the Gropius Bau in Berlin telling about an exhibition at Museum Barberini. I decided to go to Potsdam and see the museum, and what a surprise!!! Art on an extremely high level... And nice and polite staff (unlike the Berlin museums). The atmosphere was stunning. Nice experience!
Written September 3, 2022
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Paula F
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We saw an abstract exhibition and and impressionist exhibition. Absolutely stunning collection of paintings, with many pieces by the most recognised artists - Sisley, Monet, Renoir etc .. Very light, modern gallery and the cafe is nice too!
Written August 22, 2022
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dar268
Greater London, UK166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This museum is so good. An immense permanent French Impressionism collection and a great programme of exhibitions. I caught the post-war abstraction which was fab. The building is lovely and you can take a break with coffee by a little river. What more could an art fan ask for?
Written June 4, 2022
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bluehat64
London, UK300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Read about this museum whilst researching a short stay to Berlin. I had not heard of it previously but after reading reviews had to go and was not disappointed. Extensive range of French Impressionist paintings …wow. Museum is in a rebuilt building and galleries and lighting all very modern. A real privilege to see so many masterpieces in one place.
Written April 15, 2022
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DimitriVol
Berlin, Germany195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A very good new museum. I went for the impressive impressionism collection (lots of Monet). The comments next to each painting were the best I have seen. Easily keeps one for 2-3 hours, perhaps longer for that section alone. There is a surrealist's section too, but I don't care for that. Just 5' walk from the Potsdam train station, and a mere €3.80 per way from Berlin.
Written January 2, 2023
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