Gemaldegalerie
Gemaldegalerie
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are more than happy that starting from 12th of May 2020 we can reopen several of the museums belonging to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – among them the Gemäldegalerie! Please note that during your visit you have to follow some special hygiene and safety measures. All important information about visiting the museum can be found on our website. // The Gemäldegalerie boasts one of the world’s most important collections of European painting ranging from the 13th to 18th century. Masterpieces from all epochs in the history of art are on permanent display here, including paintings by Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Durer, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, and Jan Vermeer van Delft. The gallery is especially proud of its strong collection of German and Italian painting from the 13th to 16th century and painting from the Low Countries dating from the 15th to 17th century.
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Potsdamer Platz • 9 min walk
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  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia903 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the finest art galleries in the world
    What.a spectacular treasure cove! Because of hundreds of masterpieces it is truly difficult to single out one's favourite but it is truly remarkable that they have over 20 Rembrandts and many works of Rubens. The interesting thing that the man with yellow helmet, one of most famous works of Rembrandt , it is now believed, it is not by Rembrandt but his workshop or circle. As is to be expected, German painting is particularly well represented, including Luca Cranach, and also Flemish. I returned to see it again, this time with excellent audio guide. Additionally, the space also currently hosts a special exhibition of Durer's drawings.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • LEMB1971
    Miami, Florida121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite gallery in Berlin 👌
    If you love art, if you love history, if you love old masters paintings this is a must do it . A lot of Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Durero, Botticelli, Rafael, Cranach, Hals, Christus, Caravaggio... The audio guide is one excellent.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Sandy S
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,012 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dazzling medieval art, informative temporary exhibits
    The medieval altarpieces and religious paintings are dazzling, but we especially like the Gemäldegalerie for its informative temporary exhibits. This one focused on the restoration of works by Jan Van Ecyk, whose 15th Century portraits and religious paintings made groundbreaking use of light. Magnifying glasses hung by four of them allowed us to see such details as sunlight glinting off roundels in the Virgin Mary’s crown. Another part of the exhibit showed how removing old layers of varnish revealed the hairs on the brim of the subject’s beaver hat.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Sarah
    Geneva, Switzerland1,025 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional collection
    If you like painting this is an absolute must in Berlin. The museum hosts a superb collection of European paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th century. There are around 70 rooms in total organized according to country / area of origin as well as centuries and an area for temporary exhibitions. The audioguide is excellent and included in the cost of the ticket . Because of the size of the museum, I decided to focus mostly on Italian and German paintings from the 13th to the 15th century, while visiting the other rooms more quickly. Very interesting also the van Eyck temporary exhibition. Entrance ticket (Nov. 2023): 12 EUR. No discount provided to Berlin Welcome Card holders. Easily reached from Alexanderplatz with bus 200 (stop Philharmonie).
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Jcook92
    New York City, New York161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the Botticelli. Stay for the Old Masters
    AMAZING MUSEUM! I went with 1.5 hours until closing because I really wanted to the the Botticelli. Museum was not crowded because it had been raining all day and was suddenly hot and sunny, so the crowds left. I walked briskly past the first room, searching for Botticelli. Suddenly, I realized BAM - that's Rembrandt, and Holbein, and another Rembrandt. That's when I slowed down to really appreciate all they had here and wished I had given myself more time. The Botticelli was worth crying over, she was so beautiful. And I had almost the whole museum to myself to really admire her. Nice bathrooms Lockers to store your bag Attendants were knowledgeable and helpful Gift shop
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written April 6, 2024
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A W
Surrey, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
An outstanding collection of paintings especially from the Northern and Italian renaissance. Very well laid out and a joy to visit.
Written April 19, 2024
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Jcook92
New York City, NY161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
AMAZING MUSEUM!
I went with 1.5 hours until closing because I really wanted to the the Botticelli. Museum was not crowded because it had been raining all day and was suddenly hot and sunny, so the crowds left. I walked briskly past the first room, searching for Botticelli. Suddenly, I realized BAM - that's Rembrandt, and Holbein, and another Rembrandt. That's when I slowed down to really appreciate all they had here and wished I had given myself more time.
The Botticelli was worth crying over, she was so beautiful. And I had almost the whole museum to myself to really admire her.
Nice bathrooms
Lockers to store your bag
Attendants were knowledgeable and helpful
Gift shop
Written April 6, 2024
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Mikhail K
Moscow, Russia586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The gallery hosts one of the best collections of European art including famous masterpieces. It is a must in Berlin, but come early as in the afternoon it to become overcrowded.
Written March 2, 2024
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Sarah
Geneva, Switzerland1,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
If you like painting this is an absolute must in Berlin. The museum hosts a superb collection of European paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th century.
There are around 70 rooms in total organized according to country / area of origin as well as centuries and an area for temporary exhibitions.

The audioguide is excellent and included in the cost of the ticket . Because of the size of the museum, I decided to focus mostly on Italian and German paintings from the 13th to the 15th century, while visiting the other rooms more quickly. Very interesting also the van Eyck temporary exhibition.

Entrance ticket (Nov. 2023): 12 EUR.
No discount provided to Berlin Welcome Card holders.
Easily reached from Alexanderplatz with bus 200 (stop Philharmonie).
Written December 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The medieval altarpieces and religious paintings are dazzling, but we especially like the Gemäldegalerie for its informative temporary exhibits. This one focused on the restoration of works by Jan Van Ecyk, whose 15th Century portraits and religious paintings made groundbreaking use of light. Magnifying glasses hung by four of them allowed us to see such details as sunlight glinting off roundels in the Virgin Mary’s crown. Another part of the exhibit showed how removing old layers of varnish revealed the hairs on the brim of the subject’s beaver hat.
Written November 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LEMB1971
Miami, FL121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
If you love art, if you love history, if you love old masters paintings this is a must do it . A lot of Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Durero, Botticelli, Rafael, Cranach, Hals, Christus, Caravaggio... The audio guide is one excellent.
Written September 24, 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Gemaeldegalerie isn't overwhelming in the way that, say, the Louvre, the Kunsthistorisches and the Metropolitan Museum are, but to do it justice you have to devote at least three hours to a visit. The collections of German, Netherlandish and Italian art are particularly good.
Written September 17, 2023
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What.a spectacular treasure cove! Because of hundreds of masterpieces it is truly difficult to single out one's favourite but it is truly remarkable that they have over 20 Rembrandts and many works of Rubens. The interesting thing that the man with yellow helmet, one of most famous works of Rembrandt , it is now believed, it is not by Rembrandt but his workshop or circle. As is to be expected, German painting is particularly well represented, including Luca Cranach, and also Flemish.
I returned to see it again, this time with excellent audio guide.
Additionally, the space also currently hosts a special exhibition of Durer's drawings.
Written August 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

artfromg
Monmouthshire, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Took my eight year old daughter and she loved it, staff where wonderful and there was plenty of art. Very quiet, plenty of seats and plenty of photo opportunities, bit of a walk from the train station with a youngster and a little hard to find especially when it’s such a big place.
Written August 6, 2023
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George
Thessaloniki, Greece10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Incredible gallery, looking forward to visiting it again! Artistic richness and elegance, loved it! If you are a fan of the Flemish primitives, this place is for you (equivalent to the reijkmuseum in Amsterdam )
Written July 22, 2023
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