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State Art Gallery (Staatliche Kunsthalle)

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Address: Hans-Thoma-Str. 2-6, 76133, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 721 9263355
10:00 - 18:00
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Nice regional Art museum - worth the visit

I found this Art museum to be enjoyable and would recommend it on a rainy day in Karlsruhe. They have art paintings from many different periods through the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2013
Washington, DC
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The building itself it is worth to see. It was built for museum originally, and the halls and rooms are very nicely decorated on the ground floor. They have an excellent cpainting collection! It is a must if you are int Karlsruhe.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

i spent an hour and a half here but walked out feeling quite numb...no great art and certainly no warm welcome from disinterested museum staff.

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Antwerpen, België
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

What better to do on a rainy day in a city than visit it´s museums. So here we are on a rainy tuesday morning checking the state art gallery. Unfortunately half of the museum is closed as they are preparing new expostions in the Orangerie part and in the Junge kusthalle, for in two weeks. But this happens... The museum... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This super building on the edge of the Schloss gardens is actually one of three museums included in your ticket: 1 The main gallery has a reasonable collection of classical art but the highlight is the Thoma Kappelle - which is a rather good wooden creation in the basement. 2 The modern gallery which is in another lovely building (see... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The engraving and print gallery section was very interesting but the collection of paintings was incredibly average. Frankly, I expected better!

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Beautiful gallery but really poor collection of art..I was expecting much better at the hefty admission fee and walked out feeling really cheated.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

The collection itself isn't too bad. On its own it's decent, if not a little repetitive. 12 Euros seemed a little steep though. You WILL need the map/floor plan if you want to see it all. Many of the rooms and wings are connected only by narrow unmarked doors that look like they don't want you to use them. Some... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I've been to art museums all over world and all of them have cleaning buckets & drop lights but this is the ONLY museum where these items are not in the janitors closet, they are on display as the art. The front desk person also wanted me to leave my cane at the front desk while were trying to pay... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

This Museum has impressive facilities. The 19th century era rooms on the first floor are stately and richly decorated. The upper story Gallery's are spacious, well laid out, and well lit. Nonetheless, the collection is, in my view, dreadful. It consists mostly of schmaltzy or saccharine 19th-century French and German painting. The collection of earlier works mostly consists of the... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I found this Art museum to be enjoyable and would recommend it on a rainy day in Karlsruhe. They have art paintings from many different periods through the Impressionist/Expressionist period to modern abstract with several well known Artists. There are 2 parts of the museum. First part is in the main Kunsthalle building and then just down the street is... More 

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