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Gemaldegalerie, Berlin

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#9 of 168 in Museums in Berlin
Spend time with the world's leading collections of European paintings--and the largest collection of Rembrandt pieces--at Gemaldegalerie. This museum in the heart of Berlin features more than 3,000 European artworks from the 13th through 18th centuries. You can wander chronologically through the exhibits, admiring the works of renowned artists such as Botticelli, Dürer, and Titan. Because of the museum's sheer size, the onsite bistro makes for a nice stop between galleries. To visit Gemaldegalerie and get the most from your holiday in Berlin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berlin trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Loved this place. Beautiful paintings. It takes 3-4 hours but is totally worth it. The audioguide is awesome.  more »
  • In terms of art history, I'm bloody amateur - here still had my fun. With the folding chair under the arm I went on expedition through the rooms. Seen works of art, of which it sometimes at some point has heard what. The 10 euro entry was well invested, such occasions I will let no longer miss it in the future.
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  • It is difficult to come to this Museum, which is part of the Kultur Forum (Neuebau); and it is not easy to navigate in it. But once inside, meets one with a superb collection. Amaze me, frankly, some opinions, because here there is nobody: Holbein, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, and even a couple of precious Vermeer and some Velazquez, two of Caravaggio, as well as German artists. The exhibition ranges from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. The 20th century you can visit in neighboring Neue Nationalgalerie. The exhibition is well positioned in terms of clarity; Although surprisingly, something a true disorder, I think that attributable to the nooks and crannies of the building. However, gallery workers are always willing to help, even up to accompanying person to the shipwrecked sailor. A bad detail: there is no automatic tellers, and cafeteria does not support cards. This, however, led to one of the details most beautiful that I have lived in Germany: the waitress of the cafe, a young Croatian woman, paid out-of-Pocket our food, to see us so hurry (occurs that I am diabetic and I can not stop eating at fixed times). "It give me the next time they come" - told us. I never saw something similar. You want to say is that I will, because I have a debt of gratitude; and, in addition, it is worth. Hvala ti, Maria!
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  • Amazing collection of European art c1400 to c1800, well curated. Up the left hand side is Italy, and the right is Germany and Flanders / Netherlands. Slightly weirdly they meet in the middle so you end up doing one forward in time, and the other backwards. I also didn't like the fact there are parallel routes (Roman Vs Arabic numeral rooms in parallel) which are tricky to navigate, and the lack of a written introduction to each room/set of rooms. However the collection itself is a pretty good walk through art history of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The name is misleading, it's not all portraits!
  • First class Rembrandts just sitting there waiting to blow your mind. This is the hallmark of a truly worthwhile city. Also lots of other works of art for those who want a broader palette of flavors to choose from, many of them first class.
  • Very nice collection of old masters. You'll need a map to get around though, because the organization of the rooms is strange. Plan for at least 3 hours. Do not miss the bookstore on the wsy out. It has a great selection of titles on different art periods.
  • Nice collections and some of their rooms are really stunning. (The dark blue centered one, can't remember its name). The shop has nice 1 euro postcards and overall it's good. Caravaggio paintings are worth it.
  • Wonderful art gallery not far from the Sony Centre, a fantastic bit of modern Berlin. The gallery has a good restaurant so it's a great place for a wet afternoon and a lengthy stroll around the stunning collection. The early part of the gallery contains a lot of religious art, there is only so many crucifiction tryptichs one can take but the wider gallery is stunning. It's a bit confusing in layout so make sure you track your progress against the museum map. Allow a good three hours to make best use of the facility.
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