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Gemäldegalerie is one of the most important German institutions dealing with painting. The exhibition located in the modern Kulturforum complex covers an area of about 7,000. m2 - 72 rooms, and the full sightseeing route is about 2 kilometers long. In Gemäldegalerie you can see about 2 thousand. paintings, including works of Dürer, Cranach, Rafael Santi, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
The heart of the gallery and the most valuable part of the collection is the octagonal hall dedicated exclusively to Rembrandt - one of the greatest artists in the entire history of painting. Rembrant's 16 works include famous canvases on biblical themes - "Zuzanna and the Elders", "Samson and Dalila" and "Moses with tablets of the Law".
Most of the Gemäldegalerie collections come from private collections of the Prussian Hohenzollerns (dynasty of rulers of German countries), gathered primarily in the 18th century. Their first public presentation took place in 1830. The current collection has been available to visitors since 1998.