19 Art Galleries in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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19 Art Galleries to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

AlbertinumTzschirnerpl. 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Albertinum is a modern art museum, located in the historic center, Dresden, Germany. It was established in 1887 and restored in 1953 after it got damaged in World War II, the museum displays paintings and sculptures dating from 200 years back to the present day.

Alte NationalgalerieBodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork. Among the most important exhibits are Friedrich's Der Mönch am Meer (The Monk by the Sea), von Menzel's Eisenwalzwerk (The Iron Rolling Mill) and sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow's Prinzessinnengruppe, a double statue of princesses Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Frederica of Prussia. The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of 19th-century sculptures and

Alte PinakothekBarer Str. 27, 80333 München, Germany

An art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses a significant collection of Old Master paintings. The name Alte (Old) Pinakothek refers to the time period covered by the collection—from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.

Bavarian National MuseumPrinzregentenstraße 3, 80538 München, Germany

One of the most important museums of decorative arts in Europe and one of the largest art museums in Germany. Founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It houses a large collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity until the early 20th century with particular strengths in the medieval through early modern periods. The collection has been divided into two main groups: the art historical collection and the folklore collection.

Berlin Wall MemorialBernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany

Commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, and a 60-meter (200 ft) section of the former border as it was when the Wall fell, a window of remembrance and a visitor center.

Dresden CastleTaschenberg 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Dresden Castle was a residence for the kings of Saxony as well as kings of Poland. The castle was rebuilt after it got destroyed in the World War II and became a tourist attraction, housing a museum complex and an art library. It is located in Dresden, Germany.

Dresden PanometerGasanstaltstraße 8B, 01237 Dresden, Germany

Dresden Panometer is a venue inside a former gasometer, located in Dresden, Germany. It displays two panoramic paintings of the Austrian artist Yadegar Asisi, the paintings depict Dresden in 1756, and another picture of Dresden in 1945 after it got destroyed in World War II.

GemäldegalerieMatthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Museum where the main selection of paintings belonging to the Berlin State Museums is displayed. It holds one of the world's leading collections of European paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

German Museum of Caricature and DrawingsGeorgengarten, 30167 Hannover, Germany

The Wilhelm Busch Museum showcases all aspects of the life of the famous poet and designer Wilhelm Bush. The museum was founded in 1937, it displays the largest art collection for Wilhelm Bush as well as comic art and caricatures.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - BerlinInvalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany

An old railway terminus converted into a contemporary art museum. Part of Berlin National Gallery.

Kurpfälzisches MuseumHauptstraße 97, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Museum of art and archaeology. The Archaeology collection of the museum includes a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer- a village located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim.

Leipzig PanometerRichard-Lehmann-Straße 114, 04275 Leipzig, Germany

The Leipzig Panometer is a former gasometer, in 2003 it turned into a visual panorama. It takes you on a journey into the real world photographed to be a hundred times its true size, making them the largest such pictures in the world.

Ludwigsburg Residential PalaceSchlossstraße 30, 71634 Ludwigsburg, Germany

A 452-room palace complex of 18 buildings spread in 32 ha (79 acres). It is the largest palatial estate in Germany and is a combination of Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, and Empire style architecture.

Museum of fine artsKatharinenstraße 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany

Museum der Bildenden Künste is a fine art museum in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Established in 1848, it offers a world-class collection of artworks from the late middle ages to the present day. It exhibits about 3500 paintings and over 50,000 graphic sheets.

Old Masters Picture GalleryTheaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is an art gallery, located in Dresden, Germany, featuring an incredible collection of European art and more than 700 paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries, in addition to Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. The gallery attracts 500,000 visitors annually and is located inside the gallery wing of the Zwinger Palace.

Saarland Museum, Modern GalleryBismarckstraße 11-15, 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany

An art museum in Saarbrücken, Saarland state in Germany. It is divided into three sites; the Palace Church, Old collection and Modern gallery, and each site have a different specialism.

Sanssouci PalaceMaulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. The palace's name emphasizes this; it is a French phrase (sans Souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", symbolizing that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.

Sprengel MuseumKurt-Schwitters-Platz 1, 30169 Hannover, Germany

Sprengel Museum was open to the public in 1979. It is one of the most important museums of 20th and 21st-century art, home to magnificent collections of modern art in Germany. the museum also contains special works for Max Ernst, Picasso and Paul Klee.

ZKM | Center for Art and MediaLorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany

Organizes special exhibitions and thematic events, conducts research and produces works on the effects of media, digitization, and globalization. The ZKM houses under one roof exhibition spaces, the research platform Hertz Lab, a library and a media library, thus combining research and production, exhibitions and events, archive and collection.