Located in the heart of Leipzig, the Museum of Fine Arts is unique in the vastness of its space. Here, the contemporary works on display are much a part of the experience as the architecture itself with courtyards, terraces, and stairwells turning into exhibition spaces. Expect masterpieces from the 15th to the 21st century. Highlights from the permanent collection include the Dutch Golden Age paintings, German Romanticism, and French impressionism.
The impressive museum building, a glass cube designed by the Berlin architects Hufnagel, Pütz & Rafaelian, towers over the surrounding buildings at a height of 36 meters. The structure with large voids cut out of the volume, viewing terraces and picture windows integrates the building into the city’s fabric.
Grand views and reflections of the city are everywhere, both inside and outside the building, and the interior floors are like theatre stages with Leipzig in the starring role.