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Alte Pinakothek

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum has an amazing collection of paintings, even Dutch masters such as Rembrandt. As long as the Neue Pinakothek is closed for renovation (until 2025) and there is a popular exhibition (now there was the Florence exhibition) perhaps better avoid Sundays, if you don't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For art lovers a mandatory visit ; I say budget for 4 hours minimum, although you can easily spend the day Easy to get to and adequate café and restrooms

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GenHan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world-class museum which also hosts great temporary exhibitions. We were lucky to see masterpieces of Renaissance artists of Florence from the collections all-over the world - one piece on loan from the British Queen!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bryuzga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good overview of the old masters and a phenomenal Rubens collection. The Neue Pinakothek was closed so really enjoyed this.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Know that the 1 Euro admission on Sundays (GREAT deal!) does not cover special exhibits. Still a fantastic opportunity though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sesame77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The German masters alone—Duerer, Cranach, Altdorfer—are worth the price alone. But then you have many Ruebens and the occasional Rembrandt or Van Der Weyden added to the mixed. Glad we arrived early and had much of it to ourselves.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

The Florentine exhibit is most impressive. We also purchased the audio guide which was well worth the value as it provided many insights and thoughts for contemplation. This is well worth the entrance fee of 11 or 12 euro! We attended on a Sunday and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dave j
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is the museum that houses the older art collection of Munich.... Great Italian and Dutch paintings....Easy to view and only costs one euro on Sunday...Do not miss!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sak01
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Good museum - we lucked out and Sunday was only 1 Euro admission. Otherwise, a bit steep. Heavy on religious paintings - perhaps almost 80% but many old masters.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is one of the world's great art museums, with a treasure trove of Old Masters. Allow a minimum of 2 hours; then have lunch and visit the Neue Pinakothek.

Date of experience: October 2018
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mrs_gee_38
19 May 2018|
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Response from CultureVulture60657 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived on a weekday just at the 10 am opening and there was no line. Due perhaps to the renovations and the smaller collection on view, there did not seem to be very many people, even by noon.
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Chocolate627
14 March 2017|
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Response from karen t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not replied sooner. I have only just opened your message. I hope you got your query resolved and enjoyed your visit if you have been.
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Yuko M
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!
17 June 2016|
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Response from Luis M | Reviewed this property |
i didnt know that the Alte Pinakothek is going to be renewed. Anyway the 3 museums you mentioned are together. Anytime I go there I spent the whole day. If you have some free time due to the museum is -let say- half closed... More
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