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Gemaldegalerie

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Address: Matthaeikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 2662101
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the...

A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the 1700s, can be found at this popular museum.

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Sprawling art museum offering so much to see

By chance this was our first port of call during our recent trip to Berlin, and we soon realised that arriving there at 4.00 pm when it closed at 6.00 pm was far too little time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

By chance this was our first port of call during our recent trip to Berlin, and we soon realised that arriving there at 4.00 pm when it closed at 6.00 pm was far too little time to appreciate everything on offer. The place is huge - far bigger than I expected it to be - and showcases some truly fine... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

One of the greatest collection of artworks. Its really worth the visit for art lovers. Many of the great masters are here inclubing paintings from Botticelli.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great architecture and use of space. Museum has several works by Durer, Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Rubens, Rafael, Canaletto and others. About a quarter of the works are late medieval and early Renaissance with more Madonnas than you can shake a stick at. Not the best use of time in Berlin unless you are particularly interested in these periods of art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The masters of old from many countries are well represented here. Especially enjoyed seeing so many of Rembrant's works.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

A quiet place to really see some outstanding works of art by artists who were pioneers in their field. Do not rush this, allow plenty of time to walk the rooms , there are rest spots all over for you to just soak it all in, or listen to the audio explanations of the paintings origins. These paintings covered several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This spacious modern museum, adjacent to two other museums (prints and drawings; decorative arts) has a spectacular collection of great paintings. A tiny masterwork by Jan van Eyck, for instance, is worth a trip to Berlin. There's Italian art, Flemish Art, French art, German art and much more. So although the Museum Island is famous for having several museums in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I'd been to Berlin before but my boyfriend hadn't. As an art-history grad, he was VERY impressed with the collection and also the building. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Absolutely wonderful! Not crowded, very spacious,beautifully arranged. Fabulous collection. Cranach, Breughel, Caravaggio, Rogier Van der Weyden, Rembrant, Hals, Botticelli, Raphael and many other greats

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The comprehensive collection includes many great masters. There was a good audioguide included in the price. It was a bit awkward to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is a large art museum so it is best to have some idea of what you want to see. Works are grouped by country of origin and period. More Rembrandt's here than I have seen in total across other museums. Also a lovely collection a Dutch old masters offering a nice break from the somewhat stylised religious works of... More 

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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