The Guggenheim Museum opened in 1997 as a joint project between the Salomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Deutsche Bank. Situated in the Deutsche Bank building, where Unter den Linden meets Charlottenstraße, the gallery’s location is accordingly smart.
The beautiful, clear exhibition space, eight metres wide and forty metres long with a ceiling at six metres, is tailor-made both for the quarterly exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century art, and for the artworks commissioned specifically for this space.
Every Wednesday, an art historian guides interested visitors around the exhibitions here. After the half-hour lecture, lunch – themed according to the current exhibition – is served in the museum’s Café Kaffeebank. The food and lectures for this unusual lunch hour change weekly. The idea was adopted from the lunch lectures at London’s National Gallery and Tate and since opening in 1997 it has been a feature of every exhibition held here. The café and a shop with highly original artistic products and gift ideas, are attached to the gallery. There is free entrance to the museum on Mondays.
Address: Unter den Linden 13-15, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2020930, Hours of opening: daily 10.00-20.00, Thur 10.00-22.00; www.deutsche-guggenheim-berlin.de Bus, Tube, Tram: U6 Französische Str.; S1, S2 Unter den Linden; Bus 100, 200, TXL Staatsoper