Featuring exhibits ranging from 14th century to contemporary pieces, the State Gallery in Stuttgart is among the most popular museums in Germany. The imposing architectural complex itself reflects the connection of tradition and modernity.
The exhibition covers around 12,000 square metres. Objects on show include about 400,000 graphics, ancient Swabian panel paintings as well as works from the time of Swabian Classicism in the 19th century. The museum's main focus, however, is on Classic Modernism from 1900 to 1980, including highlights such as Henri Matisse's nudes from behind, works of Picasso and Joseph Beuys, and Oskar Schlemmer's figurines for the Triadic Ballet.
How to get there
From Stuttgart main railway station, you get to the State Gallery within a 10 to 15 minutes' walk. Take exit Königstraße and turn right at the city of Stuttgart information point towards Oberer Schlossgarten/Schauspielhaus. Follow the way through Schlossgarten park to Konrad-Adenauer-Straße. Cross the road, and you will get to the museum after about 80 metres. The gallery is on your righthand side.