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The-Martin-Gropius-Bau is an exhibition house. This means that varying and always new exhibitions are shown here. So it is important to check their webpage to see what exhibition is currently on. Since the exhibitions are often very good, the museum found its way into this guide. The building has a very nice façade and was built in the years 1877-1881 by the architect Martin Gropius, after whom the museum is named. It was designed in the style of Italian renaissance. The interior is equally appealing as the outside, especially the atrium.
During the Second World War the building was severely damaged and it was considered to tear it down. Luckily it was decided to reconstruct this nice building and to use it to display art, especially modern art. The works of Ai Weiwei, Frida Kahlo and Dennis Hopper have already been shown here and every year many exhibitions are presented to the public. The museum has a very nice café, where you can get good cake, and snacks, or just something to drink. If a very popular collection is shown, it is best to reserve online tickets in order to avoid standing in line. The exhibitions can be checked out on the museums webpage.