from cranach to dear man

The KunstWelten offer an impressive tour of European art history: receiving one of the most important medieval collections in Germany with unique altarpieces and sculptures, the visitors travel to the Italian Baroque age and to the heyday of Dutch painting.

At the beginning of the tour through the KunstWelten, the focus is first on the Lower Saxon area - with its important altars from the International Gothic period around 1400. Among them are the Barfüßeraltar from Göttingen and the famous Goldene Tafel, which was originally placed in the St. Michael's Church in Lüneburg.

Artists such as Lucas Cranach and Tilman Riemenschneider then show the visitor the fine art of the German Renaissance, followed by the great Italian masters Sandro Botticelli and Jacopo Pontormo.

Baroque art flourished in the Netherlands, represented here by works by Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn or Jacob van Ruisdael. For the German art of the 19. There are works by Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Spitzweg, Arnold Böcklin, Hans Thoma, Wilhelm Leibl, Adrian Ludwig Richter and others.

»The works of caspar david friedrich are among the highlights of the exhibition in the national museum.« Julian 28 years

Notice: The historic glass roofs of the 1902 constructed museum building are renewed. The "new masters" therefore take a break. During the construction phase, the discounted rate applies
Entrance to the collections (not combinable with other discounts).

Finally, the collection of German impressionism and early expressionism is unique in the world: In the Landesgalerie there are important groups of works by Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt, Lovis Corinth and Paula Modersohn-Becker. The French Impressionists are also represented by important works, among others by Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley. This extensive impressionism collection already refers to the classical modern age.

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»My favorite work in the art worlds is the painting> st. maria della salute in venice <by paul signac. I just sink into it. "Susanne, 40 years


With its 20.000 hand drawings and print graphics, the graphic collection in the Landesmuseum Hannover provides an excellent insight into the manifold events of European art history from the late Middle Ages to the early 20. Century.

Hundreds of Dürer's works, as his famous Hieronymus in the case, numerous Italian drawings, including a sketch sheet from the circle of Leonardo da Vinci, hundreds of works Rembrandt, the epochal Caprichos of Francisco de Goya, a landscape Camille Pissarro and hundreds of drawings and graphics by Max Liebermann, Max Slevogts and Lovis Corinths are examples of the artistic richness of our Kupferstichkabinett.

In small temporary exhibitions, we present selected sheets, and on request, the visitors to the otherwise carefully stored in cabinets works are presented to study and enjoyment.

coin cabinet

The coin cabinet enables visitors to immerse themselves in the diverse and entertaining world of money. Coins and notes have always been more than just a means of payment - as everyday items of everyday use, they convey image and writing information in large quantities and over great distances. They are and were a real mass medium, in which the respective taste of the times was expressed as well as messages of political power. Coins and medals as “shaped history” provide a fascinating insight into the most varied historical events and developments.

The collection of more than 43.000 numismatic objects (coins, medals, banknotes and arithmetic money) goes back to the Royal Coin Cabinet in Hanover, which was created in the 18th century. Due to the personal union between the Electorate and the later Kingdom of Hanover with the Kingdom of Great Britain (1714-1837), the collection focuses on Lower Saxony and the British Isles. There are also numerous coins from the British colonial empire (including Australia, India and Canada).


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