The Gemäldegalerie (German pronunciation: [ɡəˈmɛːldəɡaləˌʁiː], Painting Gallery) is an art museum in Berlin, Germany, and the museum where the main selection of paintings belonging to the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) is displayed. It holds one of the world's leading collections of European paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Its collection includes masterpieces from such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, David Teniers the Younger, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and Antonio Viviani. It was first opened in 1830, and the current building was completed in 1998. It is located in the Kulturforum museum district west of Potsdamer Platz.
The Gemäldegalerie prides itself on its scientific methodology in collecting and displaying art. Each room can be taken in as a single statement about one to five artists in a certain period or following a certain style. The German collection is the finest and most comprehensive in the world, rivalled only by Vienna and Munich, and the Early Netherlandish and Italian collections also exceptionally comprehensive. The holdings of Spanish, French and British art are much smaller. Especially notable rooms include the octagonal Rembrandt room and a room containing five different Madonnas by Raphael.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Margarida Pascoal | Dec 10, 2017
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.
Frank Coggrave | Feb 25, 2018
Worth several visits. Lots to see. Expect to take at least 3 hours and then have to go back. Audio guide is Good.
Malou Phoenix | Feb 4, 2018
The galerie itself was lovely. It was a very well made collections of paintings. However, most part the descriptions were only in German. If can get the reduce price, then is worth paying a visit.
Chris Whittle | Jan 27, 2018
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.
Lekso Kanchaveli | Jan 13, 2018
Paintings by Europe’s greatest artists up to the 18th century are in store at the Gemäldegalerie, one of the world’s top fine art museums. For the sake of introduction, we’re talking about Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Hans Holbein, Raphael, Vermeer, Botticelli and many more than we can list here. This wealth of painting wasn’t amassed by a single family, but was curated by the Prussian Government from 1815 as a cross-section of European art. You have 1,250 works of the highest quality to see, by master after master, so don’t be surprised if you lose all track of time under their spell.
Charles Cooper | Mar 8, 2018
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!
Jordana del Feld | Apr 7, 2018
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.
Ivan Pavlov | Mar 12, 2018
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.
Jeremy Frazar | Jun 10, 2018
Some of the most amazing paintings that I have ever seen in my life. It is hard to find your way around, but the staff was pretty helpful when trying to find things like the restrooms. If you want to see several museums over a couple of days, I highly recommend the $50 Euro Annual Classic Membership.
Dave Gilman | Jun 3, 2018
Amazing artworks, beautifully presented in a tasteful, spacious museum. The staff were, on the whole, very friendly and made our children feel welcome, unlike some other museums in Berlin! We visited on a Saturday and it was relatively quiet, well worth a trip if you are in Berlin.
Rama | Jun 2, 2018
Great place, totally worth visiting. One thing I cannot understand - why it's so few people in this gallery that holds such great collection of Gothic and Renaissance art. Audioguide is free of charge with each ticket so get one, it's very informative and entertaining.
Nick Kennard | Jun 17, 2018
Full of old masters paintings, and a beautifully spacious and airy setting. Really quiet and not especially busy during our visit despite the high calibre of the art work
Leann Richards | Aug 11, 2018
My favourite art gallery in Berlin, but a bit hard to get to because of construction. The collection is magnificent with some Bosch, and some beautiful Boticellis. The staff were helpful, the layout very interesting, if a bit circular and overall it was a worthwhile visit.
Max Meijer | Jul 29, 2018
The museum is set up in a complex way that makes it easy to miss rooms if you don't inspect the map closely. It's very spacious and there are paintings from many different artists. The audio tour provides interesting backstories and analyses.
Drew Lusher | Jul 29, 2018
For anyone that's wondering, they have excellent air conditioning!! (And a top notch collection of art). A great way to escape the summer heat for a couple of hours.
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