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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
Description: This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 72 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Some impressive collections from 15th century to contemporary. Paul Klee as its best. Temporary collections includes Cranach the Young and Klinger. You can even see a Greco. Worth a visit. You need a couple of hours.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This galley is not as pretentios as some European addresses, many paintings were reacquired in the end of the XX century, having been lost first to Nazi propaganda (fight against degenerative art) and later to the Soviet occupation (confiscated after the USSR mandate over Leipzig hit in). The collection is divided between 3 floors of a purpose built modern building,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Thought this collection worthwhile if only for its paintings by Max Beckmann and sculptures from Max Klinger. Also, some fine Dutch masters in addition to about a dozen works by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Worth the five euro charge foe the permanent collection.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum has some very impressive collections. I especially liked the paitings with a theme on death. There are at least three of them which are very good, like "the peeing death" and "the death island". Most of the paitings have quite a dark theme, but on the other hand are very expressive.

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