23.10.2011 until further notice
In the 'Kinder-Reich' at the Gemäldegalerie, children can find out for themselves how Dutch 17th-century paintings were created. In a diverse range of activities and learning approaches, they discover many facts on the processes and work steps involved in the painters' workshops, the training painters received and the materials and techniques used at the time.
The reconstruction allows children to get a real, hands-on feel of what a workshop was like, while numerous utensils, tools and raw materials give a clear visual insight into the painting process in the leaning buffet. Finally, a ten-part Q&A game informs children on the running of a painter's workshop, as demonstrated in a large work by the artist Johannes Stradanus.
Families can go on a journey of discovery here before or after viewing the actual masterpieces in the Gemäldegalerie itself. They can learn things together, find out more about the techniques and materials used by the artists.
School groups can visit Kinder-Reich with the Gemäldegalerie's own art appreciation teachers. The wealth of visual aids just a few paces away from our unique collection of old masters gives a whole new twist to the art appreciation class.
The new place of learning has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, the traditional society of friends for the Gemäldegalerie and Sculpture Collection.
A range of one-hour events are on offer, suitable for children attending primary school, which combine a visit to Kinder-Reich and the permanent collection.
Kinder-Reich is only designed to assist in art appreciation. Practical work is possible in three-hour events held in our educational workshop, Studio MP.
Information and booking: Tel. 030 / 266 42 42 42
U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)
Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Due to an special event the Gemäldegalerie will be closed on Wednesday 13 February from 2 p.m.
Due to an special event the Gemäldegalerie will be closed on Thursday 28 February from 6 p.m.
The Studiengalerie is currently closed.
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Old Master Paintings
10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
Annual ticket Basicpermanent exhibitions, certain times
Museum Pass Berlin 3 days for permanent exhibitions
29,00 EUR Concessions 14,50
Annual ticket Classictemporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00
Annual ticket Classic Plusall exhibitions
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,00 EUR