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Review of Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's collection includes renowned international works from the 14th through the 18th centuries.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The history in paint on these walls is amazing. So much to see, so much history and faith and beauty. Staff isn't very welcoming or helpful, but don't let that stop you.
Enjoy!

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

A Must-See in Munich, but allow for many hours, or days. The collection runs from Medieval to later 19th century, with the rooms organized by national groups. Leonardo Da Vinci's first known portrait is here, and there are many surprises by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyke, Murillo, Titian, and many many more. You could spend weeks here studying the history of European Art.
The audio tour is highly recommended and comes in several languages, and is easy to use. The voices are clear, distinctive, and the information given is stimulating.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Specialising in paintings dating from the 13th to 18th century, in particular works of the Old German, Dutch and Flemish masters, this museum is highly recommended. Some of the highlights include self-portraits by Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt. Exhibits also include smaller collections by Spanish and Italian artists, including Raphael & Tintoretto.

Unlike some other museums, I was pleasantly surprised that the museum allowed photos to be taken quite freely...as long as flash is suppressed. I spent about two and a half hours here till the museum closed but for visitors who have a special interest in the paintings of the period, it could take at least three to four hours to do it justice.

The museum is a 5- to 7-minute walk east from the Theresienstrasse U-bahn station along buildings that belong to the Technical University of Munich. Because it's such a student-heavy district, there are also good eating options nearby.

3  Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This museum is the first of three art museums all sitting next to each other. The old, new and modern pinakothek museums are all next to each other and you can get a pass to visit all 3 on the same day for 12 euros, which is what we did. I though this museum was the best, although the other 2 were very also good. It houses many wonderful paintings and the free audio guide which is available in many languages really enhances the experience. If you like old masters, Renaissance, Dutch and Flemish art this museum is a must see. Also don't miss the cafe -- it's a charming place for a light lunch, coffee, tea and cakes. Highly recommend this museum for art lovers!

2  Thank DottieNH
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

This museum possibly has a corner on the Peter Paul Rubens market! Two whole rooms of them. We also enjoyed the rest of the 15th & 16th century German, Dutch and Flemish art. If you're looking for Italian, this is not your cup of tea--there is one Da Vinci and some Tintoretto & others, but the collection is a German one--and a good one. We would come back again. The audio guides help a great deal. The one criticism that I have is that the titles of the works are not translated into English (as they are in the New Pinakothek) and my German is pretty weak.

Thank Virginia F
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