Photos of Nürnberg and the
German National Museum in Nürnberg

In the German National Museum you may enjoy a great exhibition:
"The Allure of the Masterpiece"

Great artists: Dürer, Rembrandt, Riemenschneider

The public is invited to view the foremost masterpieces in the museum's collections from an entirely new perspective. The GNM submits its masterpieces, great and small, from between the age of Dürer and the era of the Baroque to critical scrutiny and poses some provocative questions: What makes a work of art a masterpiece? And who makes that determination? The innovative presentation includes works by Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Baldung Grien, Rembrandt, Tilmann Riemenschneider, Peter Vischer and Ignaz Günther, together with rare treasures of the decorative arts. This fascinating new approach promises not only a rewarding encounter with great works of art but also a new appreciation of their remarkable quality.

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Some impressions of the "German National Museum" and of "Downtown Nürnberg" are shown below:




Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
German National Museum

Reception hall

Museum at the straight of human rights


Explanation of the collection of artworks:

  1. Dürer’s colorized woodcut of a syphilitic man of 1496
  2. Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) Nürnberg’s most famous Renaissance artist. Self-portrait of the year 150
  3. Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915) about whom Emil von Behring said at his funeral in Frankfurt/Main, ‘He was a true “Magister Mundi”.
  4. It is speculated that Dürer contracted malaria while he was in Antwerp in 1520/1521. The sketch shows a postcard that Dürer sent to his physician in Nürnberg to ‘diagnose’ the disease that affected his spleen
  5. One of Nürnberg’s most enchanting sites, the beautiful fountain in foreground and the Church of the Lady in the background
  6. Nürnberg’s historic beauty
  7. Ehrlich in his laboratory with Dr. Hata from Japan, who made great contributions to the development of Salvarsan®. Ehrlich and Hata were Nobel Prize nominees for chemistry; had Ehrlich not died early he would probably have been the only ever Nobel laureate to win in Medicine (1908) and Chemistry
  8. THE MAGIC BULLET – a historic commercial package of a Salvarsan ampoule with Ehrlich’s signature
  9. Paul Ehrlich and what he enjoyed most: time in the laboratory ‘without disturbance’.