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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
+49 89 23805216
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful and vast collection of various old (and very old) paintings. Enormously satisfying but also quite tiresome - long halls, high walls, avalanche of information and emotions!

Thank Yury R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alte Pinakothek exhibits paintings from the 14th till the 18th century. It´s a large exhibition where you can spend several hours. Worth every minutes.

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alte Pinakothek is great place to spend the afternoon and watch the art collection of south germany its not that crowded

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to spend 2-3 hours (with a good tea-room for a break). Almost every item is a masterpiece and moving from room to room chronologically gives you a fantastic education in how the art and culture evolved.

1  Thank westchestercouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pressed for time , I was able to see a lot , enjoy audio tour art commentary , meet a friend afterwards and relax at the Museum Cafe - with a German beer - Heavenly visit ! The floor plan , arrangements , decor all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your walking shoes for an art-lovers feast for the eyes and the soul. Easily navigated. There is a delightful cafe on the ground floor offering fun bavarian treats in case you need to take a break.

Thank Lillian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful Museum to admire the old masters. Very good selection and well-appointed rooms make this a superb museum.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alte Pinakothek has a lot of impressionists paintint. Besides, we were surprised about the amount of german painters, the curators made an splendid work!. AND you MUST go the the very fine restarurant at the basement!

1  Thank aliciaramirez2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We lost ourselves in the Alte Pinakothek for about 3.5 hours. Great collection of Renaissance era works and Dutch Masters collections. Very enjoyable time.

1  Thank Chris Perez K
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A great place to slow down and relish art history. Helpful staff, lovely old building, a space to just appreciate art history.

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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