Dive into the world of German art from Romanticism through to Symbolism at the Georg Schäfer Museum in Schweinfurt, Bavaria. You will discover the most important private collection in the field, housed in a masterpiece of contemporary architecture by Berlin architect Volker Staab who calls it a “treasure chest”. The congenial cubic building holds many “treasures” indeed, for example the largest existing collection of works by Biedermeier artist Carl Spitzweg (1808 –1885). Showing German art from late Rococo to Classicism and Romanticism through to famous impressionists and secessionists, the collection is at a level with the London Tate Gallery, the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin and the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. With the first planning steps already taken in the late 1950s, it took 40 years to finally open the museum in 2000 in Schweinfurt, the home town of the late industrialist and art collector Georg Schafer (1896 –1975).