CITY GUIDE KARLSRUHE: STAATLICHE KUNSTHALLE
In 1759, Marquess Karoline Luise commissioned the artist François Boucher to paint her two shepherding scenes. These paintings, along with French and Dutch works from the 17th and 18th centuries, form the core of the collection from Baden royal houses. Today they can be admired at the Kunsthalle, which holds a total of 800 paintings and sculptures spanning eight centuries. Works by Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald, Joseph Anton Koch or C.D. Friedrich are representatives of outstanding German painting. The main building of the museum, the latter having been largely preserved in its original state in the Botanical Gardens, dates back to 1846. It is complemented by an orangery housing works by artists from Kandinsky to Sigmar Polke, and the Junge Kunsthalle, which holds exhibitions specifically for children.
Address: Hans Thoma Straße 2-6 , Karlsruhe, opening hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m , Thur. 10 – 9 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m; please consult the Museum’s Website for the opening hours on public holidays.