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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

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Address: Katharinenstr. 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/21-69-90
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 

Thank Dwatsontlh
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Joseph T
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Nancy D
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank applegirl57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Arnoldbakers
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank sandy c
Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The new Museum, built at a cost of 74.5 million Euros, opened in 2004. A huge glass-clad cube, for the moment it seems to have not enough contents to justify its scale. The staircases and circulation spaces are monumental - even the doors are twice the height one would expect. The collections have been through difficult times - the first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I enjoyed seeing a real mix of old and new in an extraordinary, large setting. Dutch 17th century paintings by artists not widely seen. Some a bit quircky! Lovis Corinth room. Anselm Keifer pieces in enogh space to give his work a different character. Be sure to purchase a photo permit before starting. The special exhibit space is down stairs... More 

Thank barretteagan
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The most impressive thing about this museum is the actual building. The design is breathtaking. The permanent collection is good and you are able to get an audiobook as a tour. It was slightly disappointing in the sense that only a very select few pieces had any audio information. One of the main highlights is Klinger's Beethoven - it was... More 

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