The Gemäldegalerie contains an astounding array of paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Goya, Velasquez and Watteau. The collection contains works from the old Bodemuseum on Museumsinsel in the East, now closed, and the former Gemäldegalerie in Dahlem. Its strong points are German paintings of the 13-16th centuries, Netherlandish painting of the 15th and 16th centuries, Flemish paintings of the 17th century, and miniature paintings of the 16th-19th centuries. In the newer section of the museum, designed by architects Heinz Hilmer and Christoph Sattler, there is enough space to display 1,150 masterpieces in the main gallery and 350 in the studio gallery - of the almost 2,900 pieces in the European painting collections. Established in 1830, the newly built gallery from 1998 has about 7,000 sq m of exhibition space (a complete tour of the 72 rooms covers almost 2 km).
The Gemäldegalerie and Nearby Attractions on Map
Berlin Wall(1.6 km)
Little is left of the Berlin Wall at its original site, which was destroyed almost everywhere when Germany was reunified in 1989.
Brandenburg Gate(1.1 km)
The Brandenburger Tor or Brandenburg Gate is the only surviving Berlin city gate from the 18th century and a symbol of the reunified city.
Kollhoff Tower(0.6 km)
The 101 metre tall Kollhoff Tower on 1 Potsdamer Platz has an open observation deck on the roof that offers breathtaking views of Berlin.
The historical Reichstag building on the Platz der Republik was constructed in 1884-'94 to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire.
Pariser Platz(1.2 km)
The large square in front of the Brandenburg Gate contains the French and American embassies, as well as the rebuilt Hotel Adlon and the new building of the Academy of Arts.
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