A country renowned for its rich cultural heritage, Germany is a go-to destination for culture enthusiasts owing to the finest museums and opulent art galleries they have to offer. With over 6,250+ museums and art galleries for culture vultures to choose from, boredom is a thing of the past.
Moreover, these museums and art galleries give a glimpse into the country's proud history while also covering a wide range of topics that are not only informative but also entertaining and lots of fun.
When in Germany, if you have some spare time on your hands, here's a definitive bucket list you could use to explore Germany's many marvels.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart For automobile enthusiasts
, what better way to satiate their automobile cravings than by paying a visit to the world's largest automobile museum. One of the finest museums in the world, there are nearly 160 vehicles on display at a single time and is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. What more, there's so much more on display which is a sure shot way to turn even the casual visitor into a hardcore automobile buff. Additionally, whilst in Stuggart, do pay a visit to the infamous Porsche
museum as well which is located at a distance of only 10 kilometers away from this museum.
Also known as the Old Masters Museums, Gemaldegalerie comprises of some of the world’s most spectacular collection of European art ranging from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Spread across an impressive 7,000 square meters of exhibition space, Gemaldegalerie showcases the art of the greatest European artists from almost every time period.
Regarded as Northern Germany’s leading art museum, when you visit this fascinating museum, be assured to witness more than 700 masterpieces on display all the time. Located near the Alster Lake, Kunsthalle plays host to some of the most important public art collections in Germany featuring works of legendary artists such as Munch, Kandinsky, Picasso, Rembrandts, Holbeins amongst several others. What more, you also get to go on a tour witnessing art spanning across seven centuries.
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Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Constructed in 1986, this museum showcases the contemporary and avant-garde art collection of German collector Peter Ludwig while also providing a spectacular insight on the artist and his life. Famed for holding the world’s largest collection of the works of Pablo Picasso which
is well arranged and presented, a visit to the Museum Ludwig will surely leave you spell bound and gasping for more.
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Popularly referred to as the old national gallery of Berlin, The Alte National Galerie was built between 1866- 1876 and was later restored in 2001 by distinguished architect, Friedrich August Stüler. Part of the ensemble known as the Berlin’s Museum Island, also a UNESCO World Heritage, Alte Nationalgalerie hosts stunning sculptures and paintings of the 19th century. This remarkable museum showcase the striking art pieces of acclaimed artists including Auguste Renoir, Adolph Menzel Edouard Manet Claude Mone, Caspar David Friedrich and several other art maestros.
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