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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 Kunstsammlung NRW installations are on display at the Ständehaus, the federal state's former parliament building in Düsseldorf .

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The State Art Gallery, situated in the heart of Karlsruhe city centre, takes you on a journey through the history of art.

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The Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover is one of Germany's biggest and best-known community art galleries.

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The Kunsthalle in Bremen , one of Germany's foremost art galleries financed entirely by private patrons, embraces a wide range of artistic styles.

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The Kunsthalle art gallery is unlike any other museum in Düsseldorf , not just in its appearance but in its conceptual framework too.

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Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso, Germany's first and only museum dedicated to the artist, is housed in the listed Druffel’schen Hof built between 1784 and 1788 in the heart of Münster's historical old quarter, close to Rothenburg boulevard and surrounded by the Münster Arkaden mall.

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The fact that Düsseldorf , North Rhine-Westphalia's region capital, has an art museum of international renown today is thanks to the former Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm II, who began to build an art gallery here in 1710. A generous patron, he was able to bring numerous artists to the court and transformed the city into a European centre for art. Although the Kunstpalast Museum itself was only founded in 1913, it would not be what it is today had the Elector not been such a passionate collector of art.

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