For a chance to spend time studying important works by Dutch and German old masters like Frans Hals and Lucas Cranach the Elder, head for Museum der Bildenden Kunste. Its collection of fine arts from the late Middle Ages to present time, includes an enormous number of pieces ranging from paintings to sculptures to graphic sheets. Keep your eyes open for a Beethoven sculpture by Max Klinger. Temporary exhibits on the lower floor change often. Take a look at our Leipzig vacation planner to schedule your visit to Museum der Bildenden Kunste and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Museum der Bildenden Kunste Reviews
The museum walls feature texts that aim to provide a historical/ cultural context for the exhibits. Only some of them were both in German and English so in many parts of the museum you just did not... more »
We spent a wonderful half-day enjoying the exhibits at this beautiful museum. I liked the variety of artwork and the flow of the exhibits. The cafe was a nice space to relax mid-way through our... more »
Really impressed by this museum. The space itself is wonderful and the curators have done an excellent job presenting the variety of work. Even with a floor closed during our visit, we spent a full 3 hours exploring. The pieces range from as old as the 15th century to the last few decades. The museum shop had a small yet nice selection of magazines and books. Definitely a highlight of Leipzig.
It is a nice museum. I visited the Yoko Ono exhibition which was quite nice. Other than changing exhibitions there are paintings from old times. It is possible to follow a timeline between 14th century and 20th century. There are some nice paintings among them but most of them are not special. Overall the museum is worth a visit.
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