3D Experience

The Berlin Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie (German for “Paintings Gallery”) of the Berlin State Museums holds one of the world's finest collections of European art. Unlike other collections which have developed from the tastes of individual rulers, the Berlin Gemäldegalerie was built in a systematic way right from its foundation in 1830.

Consequently, the exhibition is the only one on Germany to include masterpieces from every period from the 13th up to the 18th century, by such masters as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Vermeer – culminating in a full sixteen works by Rembrandt, one of the world's largest and most exquisite collections of his paintings. Other masters featured include Jan van Eyck, Pieter Breugel the Elder and his sons, Pieter Breughel the Younger and Jan Brueghel, Botticelli, Canaletto, Watteau, Thomas Gainsborough and many more.

Some 1000 works of art can be seen in the permanent exhibition, and they are arranged in an ingenious way to invite visitors to a captivating stroll through the development of art in both Northern and Southern Europe.

The Baroque

After the beginning of the Reformation in 1517, the Catholic Church fought back to regain its former authority. As part of the Counter-Reformation, works of art were commissioned that used emotions to inspire the faithful. Architects and painters used used strong contrasts, movement, and dramatic effects to instill surprise and awe. This was the birth of the Baroque style.


  • The Berlin Gemäldegalerie
  • Matthäikirchplatz
  • 10785 Berlin


Opening Hours

  • 1 April – 14 October Day Visit
  • Mon-Sun: 8:30-20:00
  • (Ticket Office 8:00-20:00)
  • Evening Visit Tue and Sat: 22:00-23:30
  • (Ticket Office 21:00-22:45)
  • 15 October – 31 March Day Visit Mon-Sun: 8:30-18:00
  • (Ticket Office 8:00-18:00)
  • Evening Visit Friday and Saturday: 20:00-21:30
  • (Ticket Office 19:00-20:45)
  • Closed on 25 December and 1 January.