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Bildergalerie, Potsdam

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The Picture Gallery {Bildergalerie} in the park of Sanssouci palace in Potsdam was built in 1755 - 1764 during the reign of Frederick II of Prussia under the supervision of Johann Gottfried Büring. The Picture Gallery is situated east of the palace and is the oldest extant museum built for a ruler in Germany.HistoryFrederick II was a passionate collector of paintings. In his youth, he preferred the contemporary French art of the Rococo, and the walls of his rooms in Sanssouci were adorned with paintings of his favorite artist Antoine Watteau. After his accession to the throne in 1740, the king became increasingly interested in history paintings, which were highly regarded at his time. Especially, he collected works of renaissance, mannerism and Baroque art, mostly from Italian and Flemish artists. Due to the opening of the Altes Museum in Berlin in 1829, about fifty paintings were transferred there. Among these were the Leda by Correggio, three paintings by Rembrandt, some by Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Antoine Watteau. Also, all the marble statues were moved. Use our Potsdam trip planner to add Bildergalerie and other attractions to your Potsdam vacation plans.
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  • The galerie was created to found the first panting galerie of prestige in Germany.The galery is luxurely decorated. 
    The galerie was created to found the first panting galerie of prestige in Germany.The galery is luxurely decorated.  more »
  • An enormous building housing a fantastic collection of art. Mercifully empty after the overcrowded main house 
    An enormous building housing a fantastic collection of art. Mercifully empty after the overcrowded main house  more »
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  • This is a beautiful gallery, I had a wonderful time inside, very recommended to visit !
  • I loved the audio guide tour for the gallery. I spent a good hour there just looking at the paintings. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. I would also suggest a walk to the Chinese house if you have the time.

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