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Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

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Address: Kleiner Schlossplatz 1, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 711 21619600
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Welcome to the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Located in the heart of the city,...

Welcome to the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Located in the heart of the city, between the Kleinen and the Grossen Schlossplatz, directly on the bustling Königstrasse, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart has long since become one of Stuttgart’s landmarks. No only its location but also its architecture contribute to the museum’s success. The glass cube houses three floors of exhibition space reserved for special exhibitions. Yet this part of the museum, visible from the exterior, comprises only one-fifth of the institution’s in total 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. Most of the museum is situated underground in a former traffic tunnel system. Presented on the ground and lower levels are highlights of the municipal art collection. Smaller thematic or monographic special exhibitions within the collection expand upon key aspects or set counterpoints. The »Frischzelle« series features young contemporary art.

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Some free exhibitions on offer

This has a limited free section for those on a budget and a nice shop for books. The price of some exhibits might put you off - try buying a tourist card if you are going to visit... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This beautiful gallery houses a fantastic collection of German concrete art, including installations, video work and sculpture. The collection is unique and worth a full day if you get chance. The gallery is open late on Friday evenings and it's great to have a look in between beers at the bar. Heaven.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This has a limited free section for those on a budget and a nice shop for books. The price of some exhibits might put you off - try buying a tourist card if you are going to visit a few museums in a couple of days.

Thank MixMasterMoll
Hamburg, Germany
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

While this building is very interesting from an architectural standpoint, and the special exhibition that I saw when I visited was also pretty interesting, the permanent collection in this museum is very regionally based, with little in it outside of this area of Germany. I found it pretty unexciting. That said, there were some great contemporary works in the beautiful... More 

Thank Diana S
York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great building, with fine spacious galleries, well exhibited paintings. Nice bar to take a drink in...short visit only but well worth a look.

Thank Peppa07
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The best way to see this museum is to walk by it at night. When lit up, it looks like a stone building inside a glass cube. The collection was disappointing. A few German expressionists, and some unimpressive contemporary works. Spend your time at some of the nearby museums or just enjoy people watching on the outside plaza.

Thank traveler070847
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The main contents apart from Otto Dix lack integrity and are dreadful . It's an emperors new clothes job , nobody dares say the contents are largely rubbish

Thank John B
US Expats
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Even just for their collection of works by Otto Dix and Willi Baumeister. Well presented and with a description in English.

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
Nueziders, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

the present exhibition about art and random is very interesting and well done -the permanent exhibition has quite some pieces of willi baumeister who lived in Stuttgart

Thank Stefan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Strictly speaking The Cube is the name of the restaurant on the top floor but the whole place is a glass cube. Entirely modern art and heavy on German modern art which can be a bit overwhelming for some. Has a good collection of Europrean and American. Excellent bookstore.

Thank Chinapjs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Worth visiting for the Otto Dix collection alone, spanning most of his working years. The other collections are variable in quality. Good amenities.

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