Gemäldegalerie – Berlin

Founded in 1830, the Gemäldegalerie is part of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin and preserves mainly German and Italian painting from the 13th to the 18th century and Dutch painting from the 15th to the 17th century. The collection of paintings from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance ranges from the great Italian masters Giotto, Beato Angelico, Raffaello and Titian to the richly detailed paintings of Pieter Bruegel, passing through the Flemish master Jan van Eyck, to the protagonists of German Gothic and Renaissance art such as Konrad Witz, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Hans Holbein. The museum also houses one of the largest and most refined collections of Rembrandts in the world.
Since 1945, the museum has been part of the Kulturforum, a complex of structures built after World War II with the aim of creating a cultural hub in what was then still West Berlin.
The Gemäldegalerie is housed in a contemporary rectangular building divided into 72 rooms, designed by the architects Heinz Hillmer and Cristoph Sattler.
The interior of the Gemäldegalerie.


Perugino’s masterpieces preserved here: