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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 - 6:00 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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A must for artlovers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Molndal, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The collection here is absolutely amazing. The self portrait that Dürer painted in 1500 is all over the place but you can actually see it in person at this museum! The museum itself is under renovation for the next few years which means that they have some areas closed off BUT all major artworks are still on display and the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful collection of worldly known pictures which every of us is sure to have seen before as a reproduction in books. The ticket costs only 1 euro on Sundays. The museum has a very good shop. The only minus is reconstruction works but alas they have to be conducted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum today and found it an amazing art collection. We walked to one painting which was familiar and it was the Madonna and Child by Da Vinci. We had it all to ourselves with no urgency to step aside. We found this to hold true as numerous Rembrandt's had few if any viewers. Today... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One thing to note is that this museum is undergoing renovation so not all sections are open. Currently the side wings are closed which house the early German, and Netherlandish works and also the Spanish collection. This still leaves a considerable amount to see. The gallery's signature painting, Durer's self portrait of 1500 is still on display. In particular the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Alte Pinakoteck while staying one day in Munich prior to departure to the States. I was impressed with the wonderful collection of art. There were many pictures of the great masters, Leonardo, Raphael, Rubens to mention a few. The galleries are spacious, well lit and the art eras are presented in a manner that flows well historically. I... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

really big art gallery. has a day when it is free of charge or for 1 euro. you should visit it. have in the neighbourhood the museum of minerals. Not big?but beautiful

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Monday and felt like we had the museum to ourselves. We had visited the d'Orsay in Paris the week before and of course this is a smaller museum, but the experience was better. It only took us three hours to tour without rushing.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my son on a Sunday afternoon. Only 1 euro to get in and the art was amazing! Great way to relax for a few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housing the Renaissance art this is a lovely museum. It has some great works by Durer, Cranach and Rembrandt. The building itself is also beautiful

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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!

1 month ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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