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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

Address: Katharinenstrasse 10, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
Phone Number: 0341/21-69-90
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Ranked #21 of 62 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The cost only 5 euros and few people visiting but Cranach pictures and many others that will take your breath away. Not to be missed

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enjoyed the museum's collection of Max Beckmann. The museum had an extensive catalog of his works. For a fan of early 20th century Germany modern art this collection pleased me.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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159 reviews 159 reviews
43 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The building is realy beautifull, but the collection impressed me a lot less! To much Leipzig native artists of average quality. Some nice old 17th century Dutch Masters, but that's not what in want to see in Leipzig! Everything could be a lot more daring and exciting....like the building and the statue at the entrance!

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Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
57 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The 20th century galleries on the main floor are the real attraction here, with some terrific pieces by Max Beckmann, a Leipzig native, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and other expressionist giants. I also enjoyed the thoughtful selection of works from the GDR, by arists critical od the regime, and the dramatic lobby display of paintings by Anselm Kiefer, an artist widely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Beautiful, spacious building that shows off the art collection to its best. I particularly liked the 20th century galleries, but there's a broad range of art within the permanent collection, including some Dutch Masters, religious art, and a great temporary exhibition. Worth the small entry fee.

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Paderborn, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

From the outside it looks like an unfinished warehouse covered in plastic cladding, but inside it is a cleverly designed, multi-faceted interaction of spaces, materials and textures, utilising the interaction of the exhibition spaces, staircase and light sources (both natural and artificial) to display the pieces on display. It is, in fact, a piece of contemporary art all of its... More 

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

You know when you get to see the building from the outside that things will be incredible on the inside. The Leipziger have really created something special here. I loved seeing more of Max Beckman and his depictions of the absolute agony of the 20th Century. I'm sure others will have their favourites as there are many to choose from.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This Museum is relativly new ....at least the building that houses it . It's a glass and steel gigantic three stories cube . At ground floor usually the temporary exibit , on second painting from the 1300\1400 , some Flemish , and some Impressionist , on the top floor you'll find Modern Art. Impressive display for such a relatively small... More 

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