Museum Gunzenhauser

Top choice in Leipzig & Western Saxony

A former 1930 bank building, built in austere New Objectivity style, is now a gallery of 20th-century art, most famous for its expressionist works by such key artists as Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and local boy Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Pride of place, though, goes to a career-spanning collection of works by Otto Dix on the 3rd floor. It's a superb collection and shouldn't be missed by modern art lovers.

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1. DAStietz

0.38 MILES

Beautifully renovated, this former 1913 department store now houses the city library as well as the Neue Sächsische Galerie, which presents contemporary…

2. Neue Sächsische Galerie

0.38 MILES

The renovated DAStietz building harbours the Neue Sächsische Galerie, which presents postwar works by Saxon artists.

3. Museum für Naturkunde

0.38 MILES

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0.56 MILES

Occupying a converted department store, this state-of-the-art museum is a brave attempt to celebrate all those crocks, bones and pieces of primitive…

5. Karl Marx Monument

0.61 MILES

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6. Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

0.74 MILES

Flanking Chemnitz' most beautiful square, the historic Theaterplatz, this lovely art museum stages large-scale temporary exhibits, sometimes drawn from…

7. Schlosskirche

1.11 MILES

This 12th-century Benedictine monastery has been recast into a weighty Gothic hall church and houses Hans Witten’s intriguing sculpture Christ at the…

8. Schlossbergmuseum

1.13 MILES

This late-Gothic monastery houses the city history museum, whose vaulted interior is a rich backdrop for Saxon 15th- and 16th-century sculpture.