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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

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Address: Katharinenstrasse 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 341 216990
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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Lovely airy gallery and museum. Painting and sculpture and photography. €10 got me into everything. You need to pay a couple more Euros if you want to take photos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Of more then 25 museums visited throughout Germany in the past 5--plus weeks, this has been the on,y negative experience. Front-desk staff/ticket takers would not allow us to enter with my normal purse (2 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches), although it hasn't been a problem elsewhere. The request has occasionally been made that I wear it across the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Lovely airy gallery and museum. Painting and sculpture and photography. €10 got me into everything. You need to pay a couple more Euros if you want to take photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great space, flooded with natural daylight, very nice staff, I had some very interesting conversations with the room attendants in German, very few people speak English so being able to speak German is an advantage. A small but high quality collection especially the monumental works of the great Max Klinger, absolutely stunning also great paintings by Hans Thoma, Louis Corinth,... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A really nice and great place . They have the temporary exhibitons which are interesting . The whole building is really amazing its a huge glass box. Like the leipzig it self its never over crowded so you have your peace and silence to enjoy the art works .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I needed a photo ticket to take photos. But the displays in the ticket areas were German only. So I had climbed 3 huge staircases before an attendant does some nichts at me. The building is very modern and has one very slow very large freight elevator. The only WCs are in the basement where they have the special (extra... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The interior of this gallery is worth the visit regardless of its contents. Great spaces, great stairs, and oversized doors that make it quite magical. We went through about 2/3 of the exhibitions, they were focused on art and artists from around Leipzig. The majority of the artists were unknown to us, but the quality of the work felt high.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I loved the contemporary museum space which looks like a large glass box from the outside. The staircases are huge. The viewing areas wide and open. I enjoyed the architecture in & of itself. When in Germany, I wanted to see works by German artists. This museum had many pieces from Leipzig artists. There were many examples of German Expressionism... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

This museum is a work of art itself---stunning architecture. It is laid out beautifully, and the curation is meticulous. We spent about 2 hours here, but could easily have done more. Convenient lockers are available for storing backpacks, etc. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We did not have enough time to go through the whole museum, so maybe this review is biassed. The top floor had a strange mixture of very new stuff, with classic collections. The new stuff was very angry art - maybe reflecting the recent past of the DDR. Disturbing, without being interesting. I am sure we need to revisit, and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

At first I wasn't impressed- the collections aren't even arranged chronologically! But I walked around... and around... and became more captivated the more I walked around- following the winding paths through the galleries. The neat thing is, they mix everything from old masters to contemporary, and everything in between. Sometimes you'd think an old painting was modern, and vice versa.... More 

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