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Dali - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz

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Address: Leipziger Platz 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 206735860
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Delve into the surrealistic world of Salvador Dali, one of the most...

Delve into the surrealistic world of Salvador Dali, one of the most ingenious and eccentric artists of the 20th. century.

Dali – The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz allows visitors for the first time with more than 450 exhibits from private collections worldwide, as a permanent exhibition the most extensive insight into Dali's virtuosic and experimental mastery in almost all techniques of art directly in the pulsating center of Berlin. "COME INTO MY BRAIN", Salvador Dali himself once invited his audience.

The museum shows in the permanent exhibition in particular the works, which are distinguished by the paranoiac-critical approach that honored Dali as a surrealist. Works in which he shot with muskets on massive lithostones and so invented the Bulletism or artworks where he let explode nail-filled bombs or drove a steamroller on a sewing machine.

To facilitate the visitors the way into this fascinating world, Dali_Scouts stand ready to guide visitors conversational in almost hourly held public guided tours through the exhibition.

Open daily:

Mon-Sun 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July + August 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

(last entry 7 p.m. / 24.12. closed)

Public Guided Tours:

12:30 p.m.

14:00 p.m.

15:30 p.m.

17:00 p.m.

18:30 p.m.

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bit disappointment none of his famous paintings were here / the exhibit is way over priced and they try to sell you add ons which I thought was a bit cheap / its defo worth... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

bit disappointment none of his famous paintings were here / the exhibit is way over priced and they try to sell you add ons which I thought was a bit cheap / its defo worth missing out no loss here

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Koege, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Dali exhibition is very interesting and the way Dali are drawing is minster bugging. Clearly a genius artist, but also very controversial. The exhibition is though not very special and do not include any of his paintings. If the weather is rain, go in, but not worth 12,5 € pro person.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extensive collection of less know art works. There are hundreds to see, give plenty of time. An insight to Dali which is unsettling. Not for children.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A quite large collection of works by Dali, but not many famous pieces. Unfortunately the staff was not very nice.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The German guy at the reception is one of the most welcoming and polite person we have met. He was eager to give us any information we would like and as others reported there is no description in English or date at all. There is a fee 2€ in order to be allowed to take photos, 1€ per item but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Dali is, of course Dali, but a lot of these works were disturbing for young teens. (They requested to hit LEGOLAND immediately afterward to regain their innocence!) The place is large, and the collection impressive, but there wasn't a lot of information on the pieces or when they were created. It was a little on the expensive side, and while... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stumbled across this place whilst exploring Berlin, and as a huge Dali fan I had to go in. Inside was many of his pieces I had never seen before, lots of line drawings, sketches and prints. It was nice to see the different side to his work, and is a must see for any Dali fan. Only downside was you... More 

Thank Racheltully93
daliberlin, Dali Team at Dali - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review

Hi racheltully93, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! The only reason that we ask for a 2 euro fee in order to take Pictures is because we are a private Exhibition and do not own the works that we Show. The 2 Euro fee is for the collectors so they feel more secure in keeping their works here... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Perhaps my expectations were too high but as a Dali admirer, I thought this museum would have many articles that I had seen before however it consisted of several sketches and appeared to be based on his early works. In hindsight if I've known this I probably wouldn't have visited it though I didn't look at by reviews so it's... More 

Thank JaynieM
daliberlin, Dali Team at Dali - The Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review

Dear JaynieM, Thank you so much for coming and seeing us! We show here over 450 original graphic works of Dali which are from later in his career (we also have sculptures, films books and other illustrations) The common symbols that are found in many of his paintings (melting clocks, burning giraffes, Long legged elephants, ants, etc...) can be found... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived here sceptical after reading some bad reviews but since I am a big Dali fan we decided to give it a go. The place was very big; spread over two floors and it was busier than expected ! Price for students is 9.50 which seems like a lot but after looking through the exhibition it feels worth the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great exhibition that offers a different side of Dali and his works. The collection is remarkable and it shows various illustrations that Dali undertook for a number of literary and artistic works, inluding Dante's Inferno and the Operas Tristan and Isolde, and Bizet's Carmen. Highly recommended for all Dali fans.

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