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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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A Sunday bargain!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the "Must-Sees" in Munich. Famous for its collection of paintings by Dürer, Rubens and a lot of other important artists.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard there were many great artists work on display at this gallery so we made the effort to pay a visit, we were not disappointed. There is a lot of renovation work going but once passed the scaffolding you enter a beautiful spacious reception area. The entrance fee of €4.00 and €2.00 for seniors is very reasonably. The gallery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a wide range of arts in this museum. Some of it was boring but there were a lot of paintings that were super dope.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. All the galleries and museums in Munich were worth a few hours each. Plan your days carefully to make the most of these well planned out places.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent half a day on my own completely mesmerised by the paintings in this gallery. There is the biggest collection of Rubens paintings here. All paintings are from before the nineteenth century so it is for lovers of the old masters. Most paintings are religious in subject matter. These are things that I love to look at and if... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery has incredible works of art by some of the Old Masters. The building is beautiful and spacious and is under-going a major renovation project which has no impact on the visit. Entry was 4 euros each which included audio equipment. There is a cloakroom for a small fee or a locker room to store items and a café... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the moder art has van gogh and some very nice works. It is a museume that can be seen in a hour. I would advise going there by metro and foot, as taxi is expensive and car is impossible. The storage lockers cost a euro. the art is well worth the trip if you like early 20 centruy and classical... 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!

7 months ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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