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“One of the world's greatest collections”
Review of Gemaldegalerie

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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A wide selection of European artwork, dating from the 1200s through the 1700s, can be found at this popular museum.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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102 reviews
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“One of the world's greatest collections”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

To avoid museum fatigue, make a 'best of' tour, skip the fillers, go for the killers: 5 stunning portrays of Hans Holbein the Younger (room 1), a wall of Durer's (in the next room), 2 small and extremely rare Jan Van Eycks, a beautiful portray of Hans Memling, 20 (!) works of Rembrandt, 2 Vermeers, 1 top work of Caravaggio and plenty of Botticelli's and Raphael's.
Tip: skip the long lines with the 3 Tage Museum Pass

Visited January 2013
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Don't spent alot of time here if you are not an art lover”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are not an art lover and you have been to other painting galleries like Orsey museum in France or in the Louvre you can pass quickly or even skip this museum.
We began our day on the museum island from this museum and lost valuable time in order to see the other museums.
For me the most interesting floor is the second floor were one can see only a few impressionism painting. The sculptures on the first floor are also interesting to see.
Take the audio tour guide. It is free and you can hear the story of most of the painting and sculptures

Visited December 2012
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“For 'real' portait lovers”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This museum has a huge collection of portraits (mainly 16th-18th century). That is it's strength and at the same time it's weakness. For those who love portraits - a great place. You walk from highlight to highlight. For those who only like portraits the museum does not provide enough contrast or variation to keep you interested. After a while every room looks like the other. It turned out that for our family the visit was either too short or too long.

Visited December 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Art & History”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

What could be better than a combination of the two? The Wall, and it's sinister history, melded with modern and evocative art. It was a thought-provoking experience to walk past a piece of history and to think of everything it has meant.

Visited December 2012
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“Great gallery so not well sign posted”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Thsi is one of the world's great art galleries but difficult to find. My tip is that as you walk down Potsdamer Strasse when you get to the State Library, turn right and cross the road and continue until you come to the gallery. Inside from one wing you have a huge and important collection of the Northern European Renaissance with an intro with a couple of paintings from 1250. Then it's Cranachs, Memling, Durer, van Eyck, Holbeins, van der Weyderns thru to Breugal and Rembrandt. Oh and I forgot to mention Vermeer too. The other wing starts with Italian paintings and we only scratched the surface but there's Titian and Caravaggio for starters.

Visited November 2012
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