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“One of Europe's great art galleries”
Review of Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek
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Ranked #14 of 329 things to do in Munich
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“One of Europe's great art galleries”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

A fantastic collection that focuses on northern European art -- Germany and the Netherlands -- from the Middle Ages into the 17th century but has a fine collection of Italian, Spanish, and French art as well. I love to return to my favorites: Altdorfer's Battle of Issa, Duerer's "Four Apostles", Gossaert's Danae, Brueghel's Schlaraffenland, and appreciate the many other great works as well.

One criticism: compared with the situation in the New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which we visited a few days ago, the information about the paintings is very inadequate. Only if you read German -- fortunately I do -- will the books help you, IF they are available. And the audiotour necessarily excludes many works you may want to know more about. One small room with Dutch paintings has explanations in German and English. The rest of the collection needs to be adapted to in the same way. That said: this is a splendid collection, a "must see".

Visited July 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“German Medieval Paintings.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This gallery is the best of its kind in the world. Going around it is a sheer delight. The very high ceilings, big windows and air quality all combine to make this the first place to head for

Visited June 2013
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Pune
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“Classic museum”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Wonderful collection of paintings from 16C to about 18C. Well worth a visit just for them. The museum is very accessible with broad staircases and well marked galleries.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking museum”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Alte Pinokatheck is extraordinary....a seminal temporary exhibition of works by Breugel and gallery after gallery of exceptional works Old Masters to Tiepolo. to the Rubens room. A must see!

Visited June 2013
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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“Great art museum”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We visited this museum in June, we were very pleased with the selection of artists and their displayed works. Durer, Di Vinci, Rubens, you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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