Beauty in all its forms: art and architecture in Germany
From Old Masters to modern masterpieces, Germany is home to extraordinary treasures of the art world spanning every period and century. Marvel at fine art in all its forms of expression and discover architectural wonders that defined their eras.
The Baumwollspinnerei, a former cotton mill, is home to 100 artist's studios, eleven galleries, workshops, architects, designers, jewellery and clothes makers, an international dance and choreography centre and much more.
Munich Art Quarter is a must for any art lover. It comprises the three Pinakotheken galleries (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne), together with the Brandhorst Museum, the Antiquities Collections, the Glyptothek museum of Greek and Roman sculptures and the Municipal Gallery in the Lenbachhaus.
The fascinating history of this renowned art museum is a story of civic engagement. Back in 1848, when the Leipzig art association opened the municipal museum at the Moritzbastei, the hundred or so works on display were donations from the citizens of Leipzig. And the present-day collection of 3,500 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 60,000 drawings and prints is largely comprised of gifts from private initiatives and generous patrons.