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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 good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Barer Strasse 27 | Eingang Theresienstraße, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank CAChris33
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to be in Munchen on Sunday, when museum tickets cost only 1€. Lovely nice experience for that amount of money.

Thank nnn274873
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about 3 hours here and was in awe of the art work. I felt like I just walked into the art history books with so many famous artists. Went on Sunday which cost only 1 Euro, then rented the headphones for 4 Euro. A...More

1  Thank BarbN504
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love renaissance art but every piece in the Alte Pinakothek revolved around death, destruction, hell, rape, drunkenness etc etc. so I seriously felt that it was not worth the 7 Euro I paid (after a student discount). However, the fact that I witnessed a...More

1  Thank raisagd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museus is at the same level of the big ones in Europe. Prepare to walk a lot to enjoy the magnificent collection.

Thank Marcilio_Faustino_Jr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it is under construction, it is well worth visiting especially to view Durer's self-portrait, the extraordinary Rubens room, and the Brueghel. A must if one is in Munich.

Thank chappaquamaestro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alte Pinakothek hosts one of the largest collections devoted to the works of Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hans Holbein the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Tiziano, Peter Paul Rubens and many other Italian, Dutch, French and Spanish painters. To the attention...More

1  Thank louieanderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a couple rainy days in Munich so we made it a point to visit museums we wouldn't have normally gone to and Alt Pinakothek did not disappoint. It was not crowded, cool and spacious, and the audio tour was very good. We spent...More

Thank Jlee7575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to ongoing renovation all the ground floor and roughly half of the first were closed. Renovation is obviously inevitable yet I thought was it necessary to close such a large part of gallery at once? Especially frustration was that closed are rooms containing paintings...More

Thank Ramūnas B
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Chocolate627
14 March 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.
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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!
17 June 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
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heather w
25 July 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
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