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Lower Saxony State Museum

Lower Saxony State Museum

Lower Saxony State Museum

The Lower Saxony State Museum comprises the State Gallery (Landesgalerie), featuring paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, plus departments of archaeology, natural history and ethnology. The museum includes a vivarium with fish, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods.

State Gallery

The State Gallery features art from the 11th to the 20th centuries. The collection includes German and Italian works from the Renaissance and the Baroque, 17th-century Flemish and Dutch paintings, Danish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a print room featuring old German masters, Dutch drawings, 19th-century printworks, and drawings by German Impressionists. Some of the best-known artists include Rembrandt, Rubens and Albrecht Dürer.

The gallery includes German and French Impressionist paintings, works by Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt, Bernhard Hoetger, Fritz Overbeck, Otto Modersohn and Paula Modersohn-Becker. Caspar

Natural History

The natural history department features a life-sized model of a dinosaur, and a vivarium with more than 2,000 native and exotic fish, amphibians and reptiles. The department also has zoological, botanical, anthropological, geographical and geological exhibits on the ancient history of Lower Saxony’s regions.


The Lower Saxony State Museum has a major archaeological collection, with over a million artefacts showing the economic and technological development of human settlement, the display covers almost 500,000 years of history.


The ethnological collection includes around 20,000 artworks and everyday artefacts from all parts of the world. A wide range of religions and cultures in America, Africa, Oceania and Asia is displayed through the findings of explorers and ethnologists.

Highlights of the Lower Saxony State Museum

  • “The Morning” by Caspar David Friedrich

Lower Saxony State Museum

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