Restaurant Gustav

The restaurant now bears the name GUSTAV and is a tribute to the architect of the Bundeskunsthalle, Gustav Peichl (1928-2019). The original restaurant from the opening year of the Bundeskunsthalle (1992), designed by Gustav Peichl, was modelled on a Viennese café. During the redesign, the space was returned to this state. At the same time, individual elements were integrated by incorporating artworks created and adapted especially for the space by Berlin artists Alicja Kwade and Gregor Hildebrandt. The sculpture Oswald by Gregor Hildebrandt on the restaurant terrace also connects the interior with the outdoor space of the museum square.

Unlike the original, the entire dining room is laid out in a black and white chequerboard pattern. The floor covering thus picks up on the red and white chequerboard pattern that was already present in 1992, which runs around three sides of the room as a frieze in the upper wall area. The wooden tables and Thonet chairs correspond to the original furnishings, as does the positioning of the bar at the head of the room and its division into two parts by partitions.

Opening hours

10 am to 7 pm

10 am to 9 pm

Thursday to Sunday
(and on all public holidays)
10 am to 7 pm



Restaurant in the Bundeskunsthalle

Gastronomy on the roof

In the summer months, we are also happy to welcome you to our beer garden on the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle.

Opening hours in sunny weather

Tuesday to Sunday
4 to 7 pm

4 to 9 pm

Photo shows the beer garden on the roof of the Bundeskunsthalle.

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