ALBRECHT DÜRER: The Sources of his Art

Albrecht Dürer was the first German artist who already during his lifetime enjoyed wide recognition all over Europe.
This is the first large exhibition devoted to Dürer’s early art and the circumstances of the young painter’s life which enabled his unique work.
Dürer’s artistic development will be shown for the first time within the context of his time in order to extricate him from the aesthetic notion of the isolated genius.


The largest Dürer exhibition in Germany in 40 years.

Five exhibition sections take the visitor from biography and surroundings, through the core phenomena of the early work, to the question of Dürer’s role as archetype of the modern artist.

» The Themes of the Exhibition


Concerts, guided tours, events and more offered in conjunction with the exhibition

Walk in the steps of Albrecht Dürer and take advantage of the variety of supporting events. Our calendar is constantly updated and expanded and offers you an overview of all activities related to the exhibition.


Find out surprising and interesting details about Dürer's works and companions

» Dürer A-Z



For the generous support of the exhibition we thank the following:


Now the exhibition has a prominent ambassador. The “little” Dürer.

Guided Tours

Education Department of the Museums in Nuremberg (KPZ).
Tel. +49 911 13 31-238
Fax +49 911 13 31-318

» Online reservations


24 May – 2 September 2012

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00 (10:00 am–6:00 pm)
Wed 10:00–21:00 (10:00 am–9:00 pm)

Special opening times
In addition, the Dürer exhibition is open all day Mondays and Thursdays until 21:00 (9:00 pm).

During these times you can also visit the museum café Arte and the museum shop.


Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00 Uhr
(10:00 am–6:00 pm)

Wed 10:00–21:00 Uhr
(10:00 am–9:00 pm)

Tour Guides and Drivers eat free.
T: +49 911 13 31-286

Museum Shop

Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00
(10:00 am–6:00 pm)

Wed 10:00–21:00
(10:00 am–9:00 pm)

T: +49 911 13 31-371

From the Press

Literature about Dürer fills meters of library shelves. Does this mean everything has been said? Absolutely not, according to the scholars at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) who, only half-way through their large project, already can show interesting results. The project is supported by an 860,000 euro grant from the Leibniz Gemeinschaft ...

» Nürnberger Nachrichten (German)