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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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Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 23805216
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like gallerys, this is for you. You need to allow most of a day this is not a place for a quick visit. Best of all go on Sunday the price is reduced.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is not in quite the same league as the Louvre or the Met, but it certainly ranks somewhere in the world top twenty. A Leonardo Madonna; a stunning Durer self portrait; and another by Rembrandt, are just some of the real world class...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had read about how wonderful this museum of classical art was. We were not disappointed, even though we had paid "a king's ransom" to travel by taxi from the airport, in order to save time. There is a GREAT restaurant on the premises, and...More

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 6 days ago

THEY HAVE THE MONA LISA. I mean, I guess it's a copy that da Vinci did, but color me stunned because we walked into the room where she is and I had no idea she was going to be there and I basically freaked out....More

Thank birdieandbijou
Reviewed 6 days ago

The famous art museum is well worth a trip to Munich if you want to see European Art: Dürer, Schongauer, Botticelli, Rafael, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Boucher, and all the other big names before ca. 1760 A. D. (More recent artists are displayed in other...More

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout makes the museum easy to walk through...its huge. wish more translations in English though...Sundays entrance are discounted so very worth visiting on sundays.

Thank Faith F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some galleries were closed and we had to wander from one side to the other to see what was open. not as good or as well organised as the Neu Pinakotek across the park. This museum filled in the gaps we noted in the Dresden...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very good program for a weekend. On Sundays, the ticket cost only 1 Euro. Prepare to pass one whole day there. Magnificent artwork. Great collection.

Thank Marcone A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a fantastic collection of art, mostly German but not only, there is a room of Rubens, one of van Dyck, Canaletto.... and a terrific copy of the Mona Lisa in better condition than the original in the Louvre. Plan a couple of...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had the time to visit the permanent exhibition, so if you opt for the visit, do take the whole day. Waiting lines seem daunting at first but they actually moved quite fast so expect ten minutes or so and make sure you know...More

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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.
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.
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