The Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) is unique in presenting an exciting contrast between 500-year-old surroundings and modern art. The first impression upon entering is the late Gothic four-wing complex, which was initially built around 1500 by order of Ernst of Saxony as the Archbishops’ residence. A modern extension of both the North and West wings was opened in 2008. Amongst other treasures, an outstanding and internationally recognised collection of 19th and 20th century art awaits the visitor, with an emphasis on classic modernism. From the German romantics such as Caspar David Friedrich and Carl Blechen, on to the symbolism of Gustav Klimt and modernists like Beckmann, Marc and Nolde on to Bauhaus artists and Constructivists like Feininger and Lissitzky, the list is of a stunning range.