Stiftung Moritzburg Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt: Outstanding works of art between tradition and modernity

The art museum is housed in a late 15th century castle which used to be the residence of the Magde­­bur­g Arch­bishops. During the Thirty Years’ War, the Moritz­­burg suffered heavy damage and was extended into a muse­­um around 1900. Between 2005 and 2008, the Spanish firm of architects Nieto So­­be­­ja­­no completed further spectacular extensions und covered the west and north wing of the castle with a modern roof construction. This added a modern touch to the historical styles which had characterized the Moritzburg’s appearance. In the new exhibition rooms, the foundation displays its valuable collection from the Clas­­sical Modern world, including two portraits form Lyonel Feininger’s famous Halle cycle, along with works by ex­pres­­sionists such as Brücke, Blau­­er Reiter, constructivists such as El Lissitzky and the school of Verism. The Hermann Ger­­linger collection with outstanding portraits and graphic works of the “Brücke” (“the Bridge”) are on permanent loan to the museum. The permanent exhibition in the new wing continues with post-1945 to the present day, while the 19th century pioneer Modernists are shown in the historical rooms of the museum room.


  1. Address

    Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5
    D-06108 Halle (Saale)
    Telefon +49 (0) 345 212 590
    Telefax +49 (0) 345 2029 990

  2. Direktor

    Thomas Bauer-Friedrich
  3. Gründungsjahr

    Headquarters in the
    Moritzburg of Halle since 1904
    Converted to a public foundation in 2003
  4. Employees


  5. Business activity

    Special and permanent exhibitions of six collections of paintings, statues, graphics, photography, handicrafts and design as well as academic research into the works