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Alte Pinakothek

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Address: Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 0 89 23805-216
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Alte pinakothek is a great museum with an excellent collection of paintings mainly from the renaissance until the 18th century. I was particularly surprised by the quality and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mateus V
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alte pinakothek is a great museum with an excellent collection of paintings mainly from the renaissance until the 18th century. I was particularly surprised by the quality and extent of the collection of Italian (Giotto, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Titian...), Dutch (Rembrant...), Spanish (Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Zurbaran) and Flemish Masters (Van Dyck, Rubens). Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Part of the museum was closed, but the price was reduced for that reason so it's still worthwhile to visit if you are interested in the old masters. I mainly wanted to see Rubens and there are so many of his paintings here. But the whole collection is really interesting, I would definitely go again next time.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not very big, but has a great collection of Rubens. Very interested works of Durer, Cranach, Bruegel. Very highly recommended.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to renovation work until 2018, sections of the gallery are closed, but we saw other important works by German. Dutch andf French painters, such as Bruegal, Rubens and Atdorfer. These were all collected by the city's Dukes, Electors and Kings. Impressive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Durer exhibition was smaller the normal because of renovations to the ground floor it still is an amazing experience. The number of paintings are just overwhelming. So bring a lot of time to enjoy the Alte Pinakothek.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even those it doesn't hold a lot of paintings or even great ones like other art museums in other big cities of the world, Alte Pinakothek did a great job of presentation. The rooms are huge with very very high ceilings and lots of room of their paintings. A few rooms were closed for renovations. Pictures were allowed but with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing museum you have never heard of!! It is full of Rubens, Van Dycks, Titians, Raphaels, Michelangelos, Rembrandts and Goyas plus a whole lot more. Must see!! It is being remodeled and the first time we went by we thought it was closed.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is going through some major renovation, so some of the galleries are closed and some of the major pieces are not on display. But it is still an amazing museum--perhaps the best collection of Rubens paintings anywhere.....

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across the Alte Pinakothek purely accidentally when we got a bit lost looking for something else but glad we went in to take a look. The building isn't finished and only has exhibits on two floors but the parts they have finished are very good with a vast collection of classics well worth a see. The building itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has many superb pieces of art. The depth and breadth of the collection is unbelievable. The staff wS helpful. The audio tour is superb and available in multiple languages. A must see while in Munich.

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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!

3 months ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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