Hardly any other epoch in art history saw such sweeping changes as the late Gothic era in the 15th century.

The advent of the printing press made it possible to distribute images and text on a previously inconceivable scale. Artists such as Niclaus Gerhaert von Leyden or Martin Schongauer gained widespread fame and came to influence the evolution of the arts right across Europe. The innovations that emerged during this era have continued to shape our understanding of art and images to this day.

Late Gothic: The Birth of Modernity is the first comprehensive exhibition to focus on the long transitional phase between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the German-speaking world. Focusing on the dialogue between painting, sculpture, printmaking and handicraft, it showcases the full diversity of the art of this epoch.

Definition of “Late Gothic”






10785 Berlin
fully accessible to wheelchairs
Time Slot Reservations
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Museum admission is free for children and teenagers up to 18 years of age.
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Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Monday closed
Please inform yourself online about possible changes

Until further notice, visits are only possible with a time slot ticket, which can only be booked online. Please inform yourself about the current hygiene and safety measures before visiting the museum.

Further information:

Information, Booking

Tel +49 (0) 30 266 42 42 42

Getting There
U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25, (Potsdamer Platz)
Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke)
M41 (Potsdamer Platz / Voßstraße)
M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)

Trailer Late Gothic

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Die Heilige Dreieinigkeit als Gnadenstuhl, um 1470, Holz auf Tischlerplatte, 81 x 110 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Lecture (in German): Between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era – Late Gothic Art in Germany


Kölner Meister: Flügelaltar aus St. Gereon, um 1420, Eichenholz, 194 x 362 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Christoph Schmidt

Events for the exhibition


Ausstellungsansicht © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, David von Becker

Live-Tour with Michael Eissenhauer and Jan Richter (in German)





Gemäldegalerie Innenansicht

News and Information


Discover the Exhibition’s Catalogue


Königin von Saba

Exhibition Background and Stories

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