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Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Gemäldegalerie, Berlin (must see)

Famously void of tourists but absolutely full to the brim with old Masters, the Gemäldegalerie holds one of the world's leading collections of European art from the 13th to the 18th centuries, including masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, and Johannes Vermeer.

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, so that one can enjoy the paintings individually and collectively. Especially notable rooms include the octagonal Rembrandt room and a room containing five different Madonnas by Raphael. Other notable experiences include Flemish moralistic paintings that stretch across the museum's north side, showing an interplay between the religious motives of the artists' patrons and the often sensual inspirations of the artists themselves.

The commentary on the audio guide (available in multiple languages and included in the price) is quite engaging and especially valuable as there is little in the way of written descriptions.

Tip:
Consider allocating at least 2 to 3 hours to get through the whole thing, especially if there's a special exhibit. It is otherwise easy to skip a few rooms and spend time in the ones that interest you more.
Take a rest from time to time, either in the handy cafe upstairs or the glass balconies at the building's corners which give eyes a chance to wander off into the distance.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Wed, Fri: 10am-6pm; Thu: 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm

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Sight Name: Gemäldegalerie
Sight Location: Berlin, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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