After three years of restoration, the Old National Gallery has reopened its marble stairs, showcasing one of the best collections of 19th-century art in Germany. There are more than 440 paintings and 80 sculptures, which span from the early 1800s to the early Modernists. German artists are emphasized, but many nationalities and movements are also represented.
Once in Museumsinsel, one crosses a lovely portico-enclosed courtyard before entering a vast white marble hall, complete with arches, red carpet, and rich, beautifully framed portraits. The same impeccable lighting is apparent here as was at the Gemäldegalerie, and the walls are of muted blues, rusts, and moss greens. Upon climbing the marb...Read More