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Alte Pinakothek

Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 23805216
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Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's collection includes renowned international works from the 14th through the 18th centuries.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old masters” (81 reviews)
“da vinci” (51 reviews)
“self portrait” (36 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 23805216
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like paintings by the Old masters this is the place to come to see and contemplate their work.It is a big place with many paintings so more than one visit may be necessary to fully appreciate them all but it is possible to...More

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is big. There is collection of arts mostly from baroque period from. The collection is from famos artist mostly Rubens, Rembrandt...but there is no some really famous arts from them. Anyway worth for visit, and on Sunday entrance ticket is only 1€.

Thank Jelena M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s part of the galley closed due to on-going renovation works, however there is still plenty of paintings on show. It has a feeling of old grandeur as the building opened in 1836 and has a lot of works from old masters. I’d recommend getting...More

Thank CeeLiggo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although part of this museum was closed for renovation when I was there, with the reduced admission fee it was worth a visit. They have a vast collection of European art from many Old Masters and other artists. A must for art lovers.

Thank Squidhead
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I was in Munich on business but managed to squeeze in an hour. Admission price is 1€ on Sundays. It’s possible to see everything on just over an hour. Worth reading up on the collection first if you have a chance. There’s a very nice...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Spent Tuesday afternoon visiting this great museum with a wonderful collection of work. A highlight was the original sketch of Reubens' 'Lion Hunt' piece placed within perfect view of the final version as well as El Greco's 'Disrobing of Christ'. The audio guides are free...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Visited while only half of the gallery was open, due to construction work (discounted entry as a result). Still an impressive place.

Thank James P
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Fantastic collection of Reubens, Rembrants, other Dutch artists and even a DaVinci. Check times of opening and closing. Usually closed Mondays. I went on sunday and admission to upper galleries was 1 Euro.

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed October 13, 2017

At this time there are a lot of rooms that are closed due to renovation. But enjoy what you can while there. The café is very crowded - cannot recommend this, it is also involved in construction.

1  Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed October 8, 2017

This is a marvellous museum, under some renovation but still worth visiting. It has the most incredible collection of Peter Paul Rubens I've ever seen under one roof, and for that alone is worth a look.

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March 14, 2017|
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Response from karen t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not replied sooner. I have only just opened your message. I hope you got your query resolved and enjoyed your visit if you have been.
Yuko M
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!
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Luis M | Reviewed this property |
i didnt know that the Alte Pinakothek is going to be renewed. Anyway the 3 museums you mentioned are together. Anytime I go there I spent the whole day. If you have some free time due to the museum is -let say- half closed... More
heather w
July 25, 2015|
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Response from hopingfortravel | Reviewed this property |
It needs definitely at least 2-3 hours - more, depending on what is closed. They are trying very hard to minimise the effects of important renovations - and they are even charging less as a consequence. The Brueghels are... More