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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

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Address: Katharinenstrasse 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/21-69-90
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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A new building and an interesting collection

I enjoyed seeing a real mix of old and new in an extraordinary, large setting. Dutch 17th century paintings by artists not widely seen. Some a bit quircky! Lovis Corinth room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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ventry
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing a real mix of old and new in an extraordinary, large setting. Dutch 17th century paintings by artists not widely seen. Some a bit quircky! Lovis Corinth room. Anselm Keifer pieces in enogh space to give his work a different character. Be sure to purchase a photo permit before starting. The special exhibit space is down stairs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The most impressive thing about this museum is the actual building. The design is breathtaking. The permanent collection is good and you are able to get an audiobook as a tour. It was slightly disappointing in the sense that only a very select few pieces had any audio information. One of the main highlights is Klinger's Beethoven - it was... More 

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Southport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We don't usually visit art galleries whilst on holiday but the guide book told us it was a "Must" and it is ! Apart from some important well-known paintings, particularly by Caspar David Friedrich, there are some fascinating 19th century German paintings by lesser known German artists depicting everyday life. The section which included paintings by Cranach should not be... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You know how it is on holiday sometimes. You duck into a museum or gallery just for a change of pace or to get out of the rain. Expectations, based on previous experience, are often low. So if was a great surprise to find this gallery really rather good. Lots of paintings and sculptures, old, modern and contemporary over four... More 

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Thank JHDX
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although not the largest I have visited, the collection here is very good with an emphasis on Dutch and particularly German art, both old and new. Much less crowded than museums in many other cities it provides a calm environment to study the items on display. And a fairly pleasing modern setting right in the centre of town.

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Thank Doug W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Foot-weary but determined, we staggered over to Leipzig’s fine arts museum, the Museum der Bildenen Kȕnst, stopping for a beer along the way. The building was modern and air-conditioned, a welcome oasis from the 100-degree-plus heat. Although the collection was longer on quantity than on quality, it did offer a more-than-representative look at paintings by German artists from the 15th... More 

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Thank Sandy S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Under no circumstance should any visitor miss this gallery. The collection is simply magnificent. Spent a whole afternoon here and had we more time would have revisited.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The architecture of the museum is wonderful. Large spaces with very high ceilings and large glass walls. The building is covered with sand glass. There are large glass walls in some spaces where you catch the silhouette of the city, which is amazing. The painting collection is very large varying from the 16th century to contemporary. It is a very... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For me the museum did not work really well. The separate collection themes are rather small and sometimes oddly combined (a 20th century work amidst 16th paintings). The strongest collections were those donated as a gift, and the Max Klinger collection. The top floor with contemporary work I found rather poor - but this is as always a very subjective... More 

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Thank Henri8888
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We came at 10am and left at 3.30pm.That alone speaks for itself. The great surprise was the Paul Klee Exhibition but every other floor was a revelation as well. What an interesting collection and how diverse !Well displays too.Do visit when in Leipzig.

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