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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” (74 reviews)
“da vinci” (49 reviews)
“self portrait” (35 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 6 days ago

About two-thirds of this grand dame of art museums is under construction and therefore off limits through sometime in 2018. Please be aware that visitors as of September 2017 are only viewing the old Masters on the second floor - virtually nothing else was available...More

Thank CoolTuneMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only about 40% of the museum is open due to renovations. But they have moved some of the more famous painting to the area that is still open so you can still see the more famous and popular paintings. We spend the best part of...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A "Pinakothek" is basically a picture gallery. This one concentrates on European art from the Middle Ages through the Rococo period. Right now, the museum is undergoing a major renovation. Because of that, the admission is reduced. You can also get a pass that combines...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worth a few hours of your time. There are all sorts of old masters on display in these vast galleries, which were designed to display huge "Last Judgment" by Rubens. The building itself presents a neoclassical exterior, and the rooms are sky...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the Alte Pinakothek was inexpensive (4 Euros for adults) and good thing, because the entire first floor is closed due to renovations, as is half of the second floor. What was most rewarding were the number of Rubens on display, a few...More

1  Thank Urbane415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is being renovated (parts of it are still closed, so some of the collection pieces are in storages). But still, it is worth to visit because of a big collection of Rembrandt, Rubens, Duerrer, da Vinci, Boucher and Flemish painters. The audioguide is...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the great museums with a fabulous collection!!! But much of the collection is NOT on view due to the renovations which will not be complete until sometime in 2018

Thank V B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here because it was a rainy day and close to our hotel via subway. The admission was only 1 Euro and the museum wasn't too crowded. It has lots of paintings by Dutch and German old masters. My favorite is the Duerer "Four...More

Thank sl0tta
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was very disappointed to see that entire rooms of the Alte Pinakothek were blocked off during our visit in July. I've been in many museums while they underwent renovations, as this museum is through 2018, but typically when that happens the important works of...More

1  Thank CAChris33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed going to this art gallery because we went on a Sunday so it was only one euro. There were some interesting paintings but most of the building was closed for repairs or renovation.

Thank Daniel S
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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