Gemäldegalerie - Impressions of the Thirty Years’ War

100 years after Martin Luther’s Reformation, the famous Defenestration of Prague of 23 May 1618 marked the symbolic beginning of a series of long-running wars in Central Europe. Striking visual documents from the collection convey the events and the underlying mood of the society of the time. In addition to the printed portraits and satirical pamphlets that enjoyed such popularity at the time, a number of image series depict the effects of the war on the general populace.
Hans Ulrich Franck, Ein Überfall (A Raid), 1643, engraving © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz

Start date: July 10, 2018
End date: November 11, 2018
Address: Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin, Germany (see map below)
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