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Gemaldegalerie

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Address: Matthaeikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 266 2101
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the...

A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the 1700s, can be found at this popular museum.

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The collection is very impressive although you can't avoid the feeling that you've seen much it before at the Louvre or at the Uffizzi. A big advantage here is that you have the... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The collection is very impressive although you can't avoid the feeling that you've seen much it before at the Louvre or at the Uffizzi. A big advantage here is that you have the museum almost to yourself and a few others as visitor numbers are much lower than at other mammoth museums. Felt a little disoriented as to where I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as well frequented as other galleries but no less well curated and with comfortable and elegant corner benches in most rooms, the Gemaldegalerie is a stop not to be missed on the Berlin Kunst clamber. If you're pushed for time in Berlin, travel by taxi. They're not nearly as expensive as in London or New York and they're a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had only 4 hours to spare at the Gemaldegalerie and frankly it wasn’t enough. There is a vast collection of artwork on display, most of which was fascinating and included some real treasures - but there was an element of paintings just there for the sake of filling the space. (evident by the lack of audio guide on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gemaldegalerie is an impressive art museum in the heart of Berlin. I visited the 'El siglo de oro' temporary exhibition which is rich in content and very well documented. The permanent galleries also comprise many masterpieces, although here the documentation is scarce. I recommend using the audio guide which is included in the entry ticket price. The museum plan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is away from Museum Island, just by the Tiergarten but we thought it was worth the trip. There were no queues and no crowds The collection is all pre 18th century with artists like Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Vermeer and there is currently a special exhibition on the Golden Age of Velasquez which is well laid out and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quiet and spacious place to enjoy the paintings, strange no crowds. Compare to Paris Louvre and London National Gallery, really can enjoy without rubbing shoulders with others. Buy a three day musuem pass and one can enjoy so many museums in Berliln.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the least publicized of the wonders of Berlin, the Gemaldegalerie is clean, spacious, well-lit, and uncrowded. In some rooms - including the room featuring the Vermeers - we felt as if we were the only people in the Museum (compare this to a viewing of Vermeers at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam). This is a good collection, rather than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This art gallery was a real find. There are so many treasures to be found here if you love Renaissance and impressionist paintings. The paintings are all laid out chronologically so making it easier to look at them. At the time of our visit there was a major exhibition of Spanish Painings, which was included in the entry price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gallery filled with amazing masterworks including Botticelli, Rembrandt, Dürer, Bosch, Reynolds and many others. Don´t miss the exhibition of Spain art "El Siglo de Oro". The ticket is for both, the gallery and Kunstgewerbe museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This breadth of this show is impressive and for my companion who was unfamiliar with the era and its art the realism of many of the painters was a revaluation. The coherence of the selection of paintings and sculptures -there are even some drawings and landscapes- lies in bringing together the lifelike painted sculpture and the almost photographic realism of... More 

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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