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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 23805216
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reduced rate for limited viewing, although many of the museum's treasures were assembled in the open galleries. Worth a brief visit.

Thank NinaKPaloAlto_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite art museums of ALL TIME! I was so impressed, and I absolutely loved it. Free audio guide for the main tour. Go do it!! It's amazing!

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The description speaks for it self. Everything interwoven with dutch artists and Christianity. A bit boring I have to say.

Thank Marielle V
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time of my visit the museum was under renovation to improve energy efficiency because of this the entrance price was reduced. The museum is located in the museum quarter of Munich and easy to locate. With entrance ticket in hand and handbag secured...More

1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on Sunday, May 21, 2017 (closed on Mondays), and the admission was one euro. They made me check a small travel umbrella in a locker. You insert a one euro coin, close the door, take out the key, and (in reverse) you're supposed...More

Thank PatriciaRick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building - great floors :) - and a pleasant stroll through several rooms with large displays of prominent artists from the 14 to 19 centuries. Staff could actually try to smile once in a while. (However in the 10+ German museums I have visited,...More

1  Thank WKGuy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful collection of old masterworks that are awe-inspiring, beautiful, disturbing and memorable.

1  Thank CoachDave37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK- my German is useless and I did not spot that on their website:with the almost complete closure of the main floor covering C16 and earlier art unavailable. However, I was forced to look mainly at early C17 up to mid C18 art which was...More

Thank DrLIndsay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is one of a group of three in Berlin: Alte, Nues and Moderne. All worth spending many hours in. Easy to get Museum fatigue.

Thank DocOrville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Neues Pinakothek, very well displayed and interesting art from the later centuries. Sundays have reduced price! The small cafe is worth a visit.

Thank Per N
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Is there any way to purchase a guided tour for just 2 people? I would much rather visit the museum with a real guide than an audio guide.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Sofie D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you email them in English because you have to boon that in advance probably
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
How much time should we plan on spending at the Alte Pinakothek?
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