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Address: Brueckenstr. 20, 97421 Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany
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Great museum with excellent special exhibition

Decadence and Art and how to interpret the paintings and put them into context. Till March next year this special exhibition is on. Outstanding collection with sketches also from... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2016
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Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Decadence and Art and how to interpret the paintings and put them into context. Till March next year this special exhibition is on. Outstanding collection with sketches also from Klimt and Toulouse Lautrec. The German painters take center stage and rightly so. Best is to take part in a guided tour. You should unterstand German for that though.

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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Great collection of caricatures on the first floor followed by some 19th and 20th century classical art on the second floor. Well worth the visit!

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Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is a beautiful museum in the midst of Schweinfurt with its unique architecture. It shows the paintings of the 18th and 19th century. It has special exhibits of famous German and European painters, which changes from time to time. It offers a huge collection of the paintings of Carl Spitzweg. Some of the paintings are from Carl David Friedrich,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed January 27, 2015

Modern building with a great collection of Spitzweg paintings and many other famous German painters. And, for a break I can recommend the apple pie!

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Ft. Worth, TX
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum is really well done. The art is great, the presentation the building makes to compliment the art is really cool. The architect did an amazing job designing a building that symbolizes many of the concepts the 19th century art insides reveals. Go, it is very nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

This museum has one of the largest collections of works by Carl Spitzweg, the Biedermeyer period painter whose paintings depict the inward turn of German society following the failure of the 1848 efforts in Germany to unify their part of Europe. Currently the museum's own large collection is being supplemented by paintings loaned by other museums creating probably the best... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Perfect size. For a small town I was happy the have a fine arts museum with awesome pieces. With the heat and humidity outside, this museum is a perfect sat time and appreciate creations I can't do. :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Spitzweg collection alone is worth the price of admission. There always seems to be a special exhibition, most of which are icing on the cake. It is not fair to compare the Museum Georg Schäfer with the big museums in Berlin and Munich, but it certainly compares favorably with most smaller museums.

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