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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 - 18:00
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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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Art for the soul

Lovely building bursting with gorgeous art. Very friendly and helpful gallery staff. The u bahn and tram run close to here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely building bursting with gorgeous art. Very friendly and helpful gallery staff. The u bahn and tram run close to here.

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Kirchheim bei Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All classical painters are represented by their masterpieces: Cranach, Altdorfer, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, etc. not to forget thee painters from Romantic to 20th century in the nearby New Pinakothek

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great classic arts. A good couple of hours at this museum will definetly worth, however, you might want to spend more.

Thank Filipe B
Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on the Sunday and the entrance is only 1 euro. Go to the undergroud level to leave all your belongings then head into 12 rooms full of some very famous or less famous paintings and sculptures. It was a very pleasant and rich time there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew what to expect, and the many, many old huge pictures were fun to see. We are not art experts so we needed the audio guides. There are places to sit and contemplate the pictures. I am amazed that so many of these pictures have survived.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there was a good selection of paintings spread across the old and new building separated by a park (covered in snow when I went), they have a few well known paintings (Dali, Klimpt, Rubens etc) and of course many German and Dutch painters across the centuries. The layout was good, it was not too crowded and the information was in... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

was very impressed by the works there, liked how it was organised, the atmosphere, clear navigation maps in several languages, after the exhibition attended the caffe - very good food and coffe and desserts... liked this place

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

On a non-Sunday visit a concessional ticket to all three art museums is available. On a Sunday each is a bargain at 1 euro. We were fearful that this would mean uncomfortable crowds, but this proved not to be the case. This museum houses the 14th-18th century art collection, and some of the works are on a massive scale. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The collection of art here is extensive, interesting and beautifully displayed. Nearby are the other galleries in the state collection covering contemporary, modern and design but I think this is the best part where the building, fine as it is plays, second fiddle to the contents rather the other way round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most exquisite collection of paintings. The sheer number of the paintings is amazing. You won't be disappointed.

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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!

8 months ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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