Gemaldegalerie
Gemaldegalerie
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We are more than happy that starting from 12th of May 2020 we can reopen several of the museums belonging to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – among them the Gemäldegalerie! Please note that during your visit you have to follow some special hygiene and safety measures. All important information about visiting the museum can be found on our website. // The Gemäldegalerie boasts one of the world’s most important collections of European painting ranging from the 13th to 18th century. Masterpieces from all epochs in the history of art are on permanent display here, including paintings by Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Durer, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, and Jan Vermeer van Delft. The gallery is especially proud of its strong collection of German and Italian painting from the 13th to 16th century and painting from the Low Countries dating from the 15th to 17th century.
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  • 1991KEB
    Navarre, Florida1,424 contributions
    Incredible Collection
    This is a magnificent despair of Wall art. Nicely presented and grouped by subject and nation of origin. But, the entire Italian wing was closed for some reason, and that was very disappointing. Make sure you plan enough time for this experience. It is a huge collection. We took at least three hours.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2023
  • opera_fanatic47
    Arles-sur-Tech, France304 contributions
    An excellent, old-fashioned museum of Old Master paintings
    The Gemäldegalerie is a straightforward museum of Old Master paintings. There is virtually no sculpture. It is a very old-fashioned, traditional museum. The works are beautifully displayed, at perfect eye level, and well-lit, too. There is no "creativity" about the arrangement, which I, for one, find a relief. The labelling is entirely in German and limited to the name of the artist and of the work. There is no "explaining". I assume that any explaining is done on the audioguide, which I did not use. Virtually the entire section on Italian painting is at the moment closed due to reinstallation of the lighting system. So that was too bad. A few of what the museum calls "masterpieces" are temporarily displayed in other rooms. The two Vermeers, also, are not visible, as they are being shown in the big Vermeer exhibition in Amsterdam. What's left? Many Rembrandts and van der Weydens, several of those true masterpieces. Also Dürer, Altdorfer, van Eyck, Memling, Gérard David, and Holbein. Among the few Italians: a wonderful Bronzino and three famous Botticellis. There is currently on view an exhibition of Hugo van der Goes, with some of very fine works on display, many by workshop or followers, but first-quality even so. Unfortunately the Portinari altarpiece did not travel from the Uffizi, but the Gemäldegalerie has a digital replica which, I must say, is extremely good. All in all, I enjoyed my visit. The display is extremely conservative, and without the Italians on display, it becomes a gallery of German, Dutch, and early Flemish works.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia920 contributions
    One of the finest art galleries in the world
    What.a spectacular treasure cove! Because of hundreds of masterpieces it is truly difficult to single out one's favourite but it is truly remarkable that they have over 20 Rembrandts and many works of Rubens. The interesting thing that the man with yellow helmet, one of most famous works of Rembrandt , it is now believed, it is not by Rembrandt but his workshop or circle. As is to be expected, German painting is particularly well represented, including Luca Cranach, and also Flemish. I returned to see it again, this time with excellent audio guide. Additionally, the space also currently hosts a special exhibition of Durer's drawings.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • LEMB1971
    Miami, Florida106 contributions
    My favorite gallery in Berlin 👌
    If you love art, if you love history, if you love old masters paintings this is a must do it . A lot of Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Durero, Botticelli, Rafael, Cranach, Hals, Christus, Caravaggio... The audio guide is one excellent.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Sandy S
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,047 contributions
    Dazzling medieval art, informative temporary exhibits
    The medieval altarpieces and religious paintings are dazzling, but we especially like the Gemäldegalerie for its informative temporary exhibits. This one focused on the restoration of works by Jan Van Ecyk, whose 15th Century portraits and religious paintings made groundbreaking use of light. Magnifying glasses hung by four of them allowed us to see such details as sunlight glinting off roundels in the Virgin Mary’s crown. Another part of the exhibit showed how removing old layers of varnish revealed the hairs on the brim of the subject’s beaver hat.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Sarah
    Geneva, Switzerland270 contributions
    Exceptional collection
    If you like painting this is an absolute must in Berlin. The museum hosts a superb collection of European paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th century. There are around 70 rooms in total organized according to country / area of origin as well as centuries and an area for temporary exhibitions. The audioguide is excellent and included in the cost of the ticket . Because of the size of the museum, I decided to focus mostly on Italian and German paintings from the 13th to the 15th century, while visiting the other rooms more quickly. Very interesting also the van Eyck temporary exhibition. Entrance ticket (Nov. 2023): 12 EUR. No discount provided to Berlin Welcome Card holders. Easily reached from Alexanderplatz with bus 200 (stop Philharmonie).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 2, 2023
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RLC846
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Gemaldegalerie is imo, strictly for art historians and academics.
I spent 2 hours traipsing from room to room (and getting lost frequently) on a boiling hot Sunday in August with about 10 other visitors.
The Anthony Caro centrepiece needs more explanation to the viewer (& I’m into art).
It’s huge, and the basement area with the bag lockers etc, seemed cavernous and quite lonely.
It’s very well appointed, but somehow it’s not that engaging.
There’s far too many museum guards who seem to sneak around, and overall I found the experience a bit creepy.
Me and creaking floorboards and a glimpse of the foot of a museum guard walking away or disappearing behind a statue.
The Alt Nationalgalerie is much better.
The plaza outside the entrance is vast and empty, with white surfaces glinting in the sunlight.
A strange and lonely place.
Written August 26, 2020
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Judy J
Sydney, Australia512 contributions
Mar 2020
This Gallery is magic if you like the Old Masters. We had to decide which of all the public galleries we would visit on this day due to imminent temporary closures. It was all - and more - than we could have ever wished for. The sheer number of Old Masters was overwhelming, gallery after gallery we saw works by artists whose works we have only ever seen copies of till now. It was an extremely fulfilling experience and we are so pleased that is the place we chose on this day.
Written March 28, 2020
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Sandra Artist
London, UK279 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Choose very comfortable footware,study the museum plan and pick your favourite painters, whilst strolling through 72 galleries,you may discover so many treasures!
It's worth the visit to Berlin.
Rembrandt, Vermeer, Guardi, even night scenes from Canaletto.
Highly recommended,but bring your own drinks and snacks, there's nowhere to have even water to drink,unless you walk back to Potsdam platz.
Written September 7, 2020
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Hentonn
Warsaw, Poland1,729 contributions
Dec 2019
Galery situated in West Berlin. One of my favourite collections in Europe. European painting from the 13th to 18th century. Interesting history of Western art: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Lippi, Botticelli, Bellini, Raphael, Titian, Pieter Bruegel, Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hans Holbein, Rubens, Vermeer and others. One of the largest Rembrandt collections in the world. Outstanding temporary exibition "Rafael in Berlin". Must see in Berlin.
Written January 3, 2020
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Anon
21,729 contributions
Feb 2020
Excellent less known museum in an art complex not far from Potsdamer Platz. Lots of superb masterworks from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, together with modern art temporary displays. Sometime counterintuitive route. Recommended.
Written February 18, 2020
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PoruGM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands58 contributions
Dec 2019
This museum (modern building) has in my opinion the best collection of paintings in Berlin. Paintings date from 15 - 18 th century, from a.o, Breughel, Durer, Rembrandt and Botticelli. Beautiful and if you like such paintings: you have to go !
Written January 7, 2020
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Bidule05
France1,604 contributions
Sep 2020
We visited the Gemäldegalerie, which is located close to Potsdamer Platz. The works of art are very well highlighted in these large buildings. The collections of works of art are exceptional.
We saw very fine paintings, especially from: Dutch (Bosch, Brueghel Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Eyck, Vermeer), German (Cranach, Dürer), Italian (Botticelli, Caravage) and Spanish (Goya and Velasquez) painting schools.
We had excellent audio guides, which allowed us to better appreciate our visit to the fantastic museum!
Written May 26, 2021
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Sarah
Geneva, Switzerland270 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
If you like painting this is an absolute must in Berlin. The museum hosts a superb collection of European paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th century.
There are around 70 rooms in total organized according to country / area of origin as well as centuries and an area for temporary exhibitions.

The audioguide is excellent and included in the cost of the ticket . Because of the size of the museum, I decided to focus mostly on Italian and German paintings from the 13th to the 15th century, while visiting the other rooms more quickly. Very interesting also the van Eyck temporary exhibition.

Entrance ticket (Nov. 2023): 12 EUR.
No discount provided to Berlin Welcome Card holders.
Easily reached from Alexanderplatz with bus 200 (stop Philharmonie).
Written December 2, 2023
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JC1019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions
Oct 2021
Amazing place for every art lover. The collection of works of art is exceptional. This paintings gallery gives a very good overview of European renaissance painting. We ware astonished how many nice Rembrandts the museum has.
Written October 21, 2021
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Amy M
46 contributions
Aug 2022
While many travelers to Berlin focus on the wonderful museums on Museuminsel, this museum is also worthy of a visit. As a fan of Vermeer, I was delighted to find two of his 36 paintings. There are also some wonderful pieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Botticelli, among many other famous painters. The audio guide is one of the better ones I have had at a museum.
Written August 24, 2022
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