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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 Schirn building itself is a bit like a modern art work in the heart of Frankfurt's old quarter, a light, angular design contrasting with the grand, red sandstone cathedral and the Römer , the old town hall. This art gallery lies in the heart of the city – and is an important focal point in Frankfurt's cultural life. It is also one of the most celebrated galleries in Germany and in Europe.

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Fascinating exhibitions, an impressive art collection and the spectacular building in the heart of the city combine to make the Art Museum one of the top attractions in Stuttgart .

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The collections at the State Gallery in Baden-Württemberg's regional capital Stuttgart have been shaped by their roots in Württemberg's history but also by the international approach the gallery has adopted since the Second World War. Opened as the Museum of Fine Arts in 1843, the gallery became the New State Gallery in 1984, occupying a striking new building designed by British architect and Pritzker prize winner James Stirling.

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This gallery on the site of the city's bonded port stands high above everything else.

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A treasure trove of art from China, Korea and Japan. Opened in 1913, the Museum of East Asian Art was the first of its kind in Germany.

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The Folkwang Museum was founded in 1922, based on the collection of arts patron Karl Ernst Osthaus.

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The Wallraf in Cologne is one of the foremost picture galleries in Germany.

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