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The Pinakothek

Address: Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstrasse, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 89 23805-216
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Ranked #14 of 391 things to do in Munich
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Newark, Delaware USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I am not an "art" person, but I've been here twice and enjoyed it both times. The collection is varied enough to keep a casual viewer interested. I definitely recommended getting the audio guide. Also you can't go wrong with 1 euro admissions on Sunday.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When you look at the buidling from the ouside you will imagine something different to be inside... Paintings collection presented here is not interesting, just like it. Go to Hermitage in St-Petersburg, Russia and you will understand what I am talking about. Most of the paintings in Alte Pinakothek are dedicated to the Bible. Just for your information - on... More 

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DUBLIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went to the NeuePinakothek (1700s - 1900s) and got in for €1 on a Sunday. It has paintings by most of the well known artists. There are also some beautiful works by lesser known and local artists. This part of the gallery complex is not huge and can be comfortably viewed in 2-3 hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Pinakothek is going through a programme of refurbishment, which will include new lighting - an acknowledgement that the existing lighting is not sympathetic to viewing the paintings. especially those at higher level, where the white light blinds the dark tones of the paintings. A great shame as the artwork is well worth seeing, so the refurbishment if very welcome.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The English audio tour was a great addition. I would devote an entire day here. There is just so much to see!

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Qawra, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

An absolute must in Munich - very good selection of art. Both museums offer a multicultural experience in art - not just local artists. Medieval art selection - out of this world. Would like to return when works are ready.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum is really worth visiting! You can see fantastic art by masters. I tend to feel very meditative while watching this.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the Pinakothek on New Years Day to see its Impressionist works (there were some interesting Van Goughs) and its Klimt paintings. The museum is located near a subway line and was a pleasant gallery to visit. It has lots of space and it also had an excellent café. The gallery also was interesting for its collection of German... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We saw an exhibit of 18th century Italians (Canalotti) that was quite memorable. The place was packed. The biggest problem is that there are three different kinds of tickets for one exhibit, the other exhibit or the whole museum. Figuring out which one was which without good command of the German language was hilarious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

well worth a visit to this famous art galleries, it is however undergoing renovations from Feb 2014 - end 2017, so some of the the areas are closed, this is reflected in the reduced entry fees. Tip: state/public museums are only 1 euro entry on a Sunday. They had a fantastic Special Exhibition of Canaletto paintings. Cafe Klenze is worth... More 

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