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The Pinakothek

Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstrasse, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
49 0 89 23805-216
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As featured in 3 days in Munich
Ranked #4 of 159 attractions in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are of course two Pinakotheks - the modern art one blew us away with the Blue Rider paintings, especially more Kandinskys than even the Royal Academy managed for their Kandinsky exhibition a couple of years or so back. If you only have a limited time, go straight to the top of the building to see the Blaue Reiter exhibition.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The "old" covers paintings up to 1800 but was under major renovation. The "new" covers 1800 to 1900 and is the best of the three - Rodin, Munch, Klimt, etc. The "modern" covers from 1900 onwards.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Albrecht Durer self portrait makes it all worthwhile. and they have deeply discounted the entrance fee due to construction / closing wings. Go anyway and plan on going to the other museums in area.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The size of the Pinakothek is perfect for really appreciating the wonderful works on display. There were so many great pieces and you could appreciate them nicely without feeling overwhelmed.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To be honest we wanted to go the Neue Pinakotehek but for some reason it was closed on Tuesdays. So we went to the Alte. There are some impressive works from Reubens, Brueghal etc but I find them very dark and the interesting Spanish/Italian section was closed for renovation.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Alte Pinakothek is the foremost museum in Munich’s arsenal of art galleries, located in the Maxvorstadt neighborhood just northwest of the Old Town. I visited here during an afternoon when the 90 degree-plus heated dictated an indoor attraction as opposed to outdoor strolling. The post-war reconstructed building is easy to find, with a little bit of a bonus in... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Impressive works from German, Italien and Dutch painters inclduing Durer, Rubens, Rembrandt. Due to construction works, half of the gallery is closed, however the entry fee is drastically reduced. Since there are no explanation to the exhibits, we recommend audioguides.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

a lot of wonderfiull collection are there, it is very pleasant to visit this museum. The restaurant there offer the capability to eat good food. Audioguide is interesting .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Due to renovations admission is only 4 Euro and this includes free audio guides in English which are really excellent and help you understand the Bruegels, Rembrants. and Reubens. There is a wonderful Victorian dinning area/ Cafeteria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

"Wow" would be an accurate description of pretty much everything you find there. The have a great collection, and despite of the fact some parts of the museum are indeed under repairs-and hence closed for visitation, for the 4€ entry fee it's a bargain. Plus, the staff was helpful and have me great tips on how to better enjoy the... More

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