The city of Berlin offers city dwellers an amazing proposition: an off-peak, all-access, year-long pass to nineteen art museums and research centers for a modest 25 euros. Since buying the pass in October I’ve been on a quest to visit as many sites as possible. Firmly resolved: it will get done.
Most recently I went to the Alte Nationalgalerie. The Alte Nationalgalerie was completed in 1876 and renovated in 2001. It’s home to works by Rodin, Pissarro, and others you’d expect. Even better, it boasts a sturdy collection of German painters from the past three centuries.
The Alte Nationalgalerie also houses paintings and sculptures of interest to classical music buffs. I snapped a few photos for posterity, which you can see below.
Richard Wagner in two forms.
Behold Franz Liszt and his spindly long fingers. Also pictured: bust of Beethoven (obvs) as well as Berlioz, Paganini, Rossini.
Arnold Böcklin painted this self-portrait with death playing the fiddle behind him. Ominous.
Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sansoucci
For ever work here there were many, many more. If you’re in Berlin, do yourself a favor and stop by. There is an abundance to feast on.