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Museum der Bildenden Kunste

Katharinenstr. 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 216990
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Beautiful building

A bit mixed up about the art, but this is so personal. We went in more because of the architecture... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
marie jeannette v
The Hague, The Netherlands
Spectacular building; good collection

The architecture is monumental and tends to overpower the visitor. Still, the collection is a very... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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This museum houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance painting.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Katharinenstr. 10, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 216990
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

A bit mixed up about the art, but this is so personal. We went in more because of the architecture and this was worthwhile.

Thank marie jeannette v
Reviewed September 2, 2017

The architecture is monumental and tends to overpower the visitor. Still, the collection is a very good one, with special strengths in 17th Dutch art, 19th century German Romanticism, and 20th century art. Among my favourites are works by Frans Hals, Caspar David Friedrich, Arnold...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Stunning architecture and good exhibition with a lot of interesting paintings, in a nice mix of styles and time.

Thank Anders P
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Patchy variable content in a great building. All the staircases have displays so if you stick to one you might miss something interesting.

Thank kuepper
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Strongest on Romantic and 19th century German art. Caspar David Friedrich and his ilk have a strong presence. The final version of Bocklin's Isle of the Dead is located in this museum. Louis Corinth's Deposition is probably the showstopper. Art prior to this is represented...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Don't miss Rogier van def Weyden's touching picture of 'The Visitation' as the pregnant Mary and Elizabeth gently pat each other's wombs. Bu there's lots more than this great late medieval picture. Look out for lovely examples of landscapes from the French 19th Century Barbizon...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This gallery is very well lit and has a very good collection of European art. It has a fine collection of works by Cranach and Schongauer from the Renaissance period. It also has important works by the German Romantic painters such as Tischbein and C.D....More

Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We spontaneously visited this museum because the exposition seemed interesting (well advertised on the building). The woman that sold us the tickets was rather rude. When we asked how large the exposition was she just answered with large enough. Also in the exposition hall the...More

Thank kasjaw
Reviewed May 14, 2017

A good point with Germany is that juxtaposition of styles are mostly tolerated if not encouraged! Thus this hyper modern and superb building sits in the middle of the medieval old town which could be considered a sacrilege in more conservative areas! The building is...More

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I went here on a bit of a lark and ended up staying longer than I had expected. As other reviewers have noted, there is a good standing collection that is varied if sometimes eclectically displayed (e.g., something modern/newer will appear in the middle of...More

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