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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

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Neighbourhood: Zentrum
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Address: Katharinenstr. 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 341 216990
10:00 - 18:00
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This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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Impressive building.

A good point with Germany is that juxtaposition of styles are mostly tolerated if not encouraged! Thus this hyper modern and superb building sits in the middle of the medieval old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spontaneously visited this museum because the exposition seemed interesting (well advertised on the building). The woman that sold us the tickets was rather rude. When we asked how large the exposition was she just answered with large enough. Also in the exposition hall the staff was not very relaxed as they were watching us the whole time. Felt like... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good point with Germany is that juxtaposition of styles are mostly tolerated if not encouraged! Thus this hyper modern and superb building sits in the middle of the medieval old town which could be considered a sacrilege in more conservative areas! The building is really worth visiting as its architecture is truly spectacular. We wouldn't be as enthusiastic for... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I went here on a bit of a lark and ended up staying longer than I had expected. As other reviewers have noted, there is a good standing collection that is varied if sometimes eclectically displayed (e.g., something modern/newer will appear in the middle of a group of older paintings). It threw me at first, but then was really charming.... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We really liked the mix of art on display in this museum. They have modern pieces mixed with old, so even if you don't like mid-evil works, something more modern is most likely in the same room. Also the stairwells have nice pieces as well. In all, you will need 60-90 minutes.

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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Of more then 25 museums visited throughout Germany in the past 5--plus weeks, this has been the on,y negative experience. Front-desk staff/ticket takers would not allow us to enter with my normal purse (2 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches), although it hasn't been a problem elsewhere. The request has occasionally been made that I wear it across the... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Lovely airy gallery and museum. Painting and sculpture and photography. €10 got me into everything. You need to pay a couple more Euros if you want to take photos.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great space, flooded with natural daylight, very nice staff, I had some very interesting conversations with the room attendants in German, very few people speak English so being able to speak German is an advantage. A small but high quality collection especially the monumental works of the great Max Klinger, absolutely stunning also great paintings by Hans Thoma, Louis Corinth,... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

A really nice and great place . They have the temporary exhibitons which are interesting . The whole building is really amazing its a huge glass box. Like the leipzig it self its never over crowded so you have your peace and silence to enjoy the art works .

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I needed a photo ticket to take photos. But the displays in the ticket areas were German only. So I had climbed 3 huge staircases before an attendant does some nichts at me. The building is very modern and has one very slow very large freight elevator. The only WCs are in the basement where they have the special (extra... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The interior of this gallery is worth the visit regardless of its contents. Great spaces, great stairs, and oversized doors that make it quite magical. We went through about 2/3 of the exhibitions, they were focused on art and artists from around Leipzig. The majority of the artists were unknown to us, but the quality of the work felt high.... More 

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