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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
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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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Fantastic, especially at 1 euro pp on Sundays!

Great gallery, lots of different artists. The audio guide was extra, I don't remember if there were English descriptions. But at 1 euro pp, you can zip through it quickly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great gallery, lots of different artists. The audio guide was extra, I don't remember if there were English descriptions. But at 1 euro pp, you can zip through it quickly without feeling guilty or obliged to stay long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Wittelsbach Dynasty had wonderful taste in art. You will not find a better collection outside of Paris, London, or Vienna. Most of the great masters are on exhibit here, but I want to single out the Durers. The Rubens collection is outstanding as well. I could go on listing artists, but you should just come. Admission on weekends is... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a ton of classical artwork that is great but unfortunately due to construction you can only see about half of the collection now

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was undergoing renovations when we visited but most of the artwork was still available for viewing. While it is accessible via the U Bahn, be prepared with your walking shoes because it is about a mile away from it. While the museum looks vast from the outside, there isn't a tremendous amount to see on the inside. It... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be hard-pressed to come away from this exhibit without a greater appreciation for the Old Masters. The presentations are very thoughtful with brief and informative written explanations on plaques off to the side of many of the paintings. The paintings here are originals. We came to see Albrecht Durer's self-portrait, etc. as many of his works on display... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hit four museums for four Euros on a Sunday morning. This one was the best of the bunch. There are a couple important paintings in the collection but the museum is under repair so there are some restrictions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the visit a lot. the audio guide is excellent - to too much info but still plenty to get around the museum. nice set up as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a rainy weekend day- only moderately crowded. Several areas were closed off due to renovation. Lots of interesting displays that my kids even enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of artworks but this gallery clearly impressed me. The collection is rich, even I spent a fair few minutes viewing the masterpieces! The pinakotek is worth a visit.

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Molndal, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two pinakotek, neues and altes and both are worth a visit. You can bye a combiticket to both of them.The art are fabulous and some paintings are enormous. Tip: It is a bit cold inside so I recommend women in dress to take a scarves or a something to warm themselves during the visit.

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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!

2 months ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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