The Gemäldegalerie's austere exterior belies the soaring expression of the works it contains. Masterpieces from artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio and more, are arranged chronologically in the rooms inside.
The 1,500 works of art inside the Gemäldegalerie's rooms were collected by the Prussian government, beginning in 1815.
The scope of the collection is absolutely staggering: whether you're into Italian Baroque, Dutch Golden Age, lesser-known influential German artists, or just beautiful canvasses, the Gemäldegalerie has got you covered.
The building's design makes a perfect setting to view these artworks. Wander from the central 'meditation hall' into as many of the 72 side rooms as you can handle, and take in the sheer weight of artistic accomplishment.
Brushstrokes and images from masters spanning countries and centuries from medieval German paintings to Italian Baroque masterpieces. Caravaggio's amor Victorious shows the winged childgod happily trodding all over human accomplishment. Because love conquers all, even the good stuff.
Skip the ticket line, show your smartphone ticket at the entrance and walk right in.