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Alte Pinakothek

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Address: Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 89 23805216
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's collection...

Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's collection includes renowned international works from the 14th through the 18th centuries.

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A great art gallery

The Alte Pinakotek is one of the very best collections of pre-modern European art in Germany. Starting with Italian art of 13th and 14th centuries (including great names like... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alte Pinakotek is one of the very best collections of pre-modern European art in Germany. Starting with Italian art of 13th and 14th centuries (including great names like Giotto), continuing with Renaissance artists like Fillippo Lippi and his students Filippino Lipi and Raphael, a number of excellent Tizians, and ending up with Durer, Van Dyck, Rubens, Rembrandt and what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are pictures from a lot of old masters: Durer,Holbein,Bosch,Memling,Rembrandt,Rubens, Van Dyck,Giotto,Fra Angelico,Da Vinci,Tiepolo, Canaletto,El Greco,Murillo,Velasquez,etc.You need a lot of time to enjoy them!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovers of art must visit the Alte Pinakothek and the Neue Ponakothek when in Munich; both are outstanding museums. The Alte Pinakothek has a vast collection of European art from the 14th to 19th centuries which are well displayed. Photography is permitted in this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am ignorant of art but try and understand and appreciate. The Alte Pinakothek has some awe-inspiring pieces of work. I was with two children which limited the attention I could give but I'd love to come back on my own. Go on a Sunday and it is just one euro entry!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite things about the Alte Pinokothek, aside from the obvious beauty of the building and artworks, is that the museum has done an excellent job describing the meanings behind the paintings briefly and succinctly in the placards. Too many museums simply tell you the painter and offer little intepretation, but here you can understand that paintings of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alte Pinakothek is my favorite museum of Munich so far. The design is very nice and the paintings are just wonderful! The museum is not big, or at least currently due to the work on the museum, but you can go for 1€ on sundays!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday admission is only 1 EURO, can't beat that anywhere in Europe!, with some very important work from many important Renaissance Masters - including a Da Vinci Madonna. It is relatively quiet, compared to the Louvre or the Offici, which allows you lots of time to gawk at (I mean visually appreciate) these pieces at close distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently in the process of restoration so some pictures not available. Allow some time as there is much to see. A good cafe here as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Talking about serious masterpieces here. If you are into art, then that's a place to visit. Lots to see and learn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was too bad having to negotiating a smaller building while they modernized the place, but the collection of Italian, German, and Dutch masters is thorough and rapturous. Keeping with the theme, there's more than a few Reubens on premises. I might wait until the construction is done to get a more accurate look at the scale of the collection... More 

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For an art geek and somewhat obsessive must-see-everything type person, how much time should I allot to Alte Pinakothek in its current state of renovation? As a ball park, if I were to view/listen to everything on an audio-guide, how long would it take? Also, a general sense of scale would be great. Is it like the Louvre, which using my approach takes at least 3 days to see the whole thing satisfactorily (one day per wing) or is it more like the Art Institute of Chicago, which I was able to see pretty much everything in 1.5 days? Other museums that can be used as a point of reference are the Met in NY, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the National Gallery in London, the Uffizi in Florence or Museo el Prado in Madrid. (I am trying to list the larger, encyclopedic museums since that is what I understand Alte Pinakothek to be).

Currently, I have a day allotted to Alte Pinakothek, a day allotted to Neue Pinakothek, and a half day allotted to Pinakothek der moderne (purely based on my lesser interest in contemporary art). Again, I am not interested in how much time it would take a typical traveler to see the museum - I see 3 hours cited as a good amount of time, but I would spend 3 hours in small museums like the Frick in NY, so I can't imagine 3 hours would be anywhere enough time for me to see Alte Pinakothek.

I will be visiting in September 2016. I am finding the museum's website unhelpful in terms of pinpointing what is closed and what is open or even a sense of proportion (half closed? 1/3 closed?)

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

5 months ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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