Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek, Munich: Hours, Address, Alte Pinakothek Reviews: 4.5/5

Alte Pinakothek
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Housing much of the city's most famous artwork, this museum's collection includes renowned international works from the 14th through the 18th centuries.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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How to get there
  • Theresienstraße • 7 min walk
  • Königsplatz • 8 min walk
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4.5
2,639 reviews
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1,696
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203
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,136 contributions
Alte
Jun 2021 • Couples
Loved this museum. I believe the only Da Vinci in Germany is located here. Saw other greats from Rafael, Klimt and Van Gogh. Great gallery to spend a few hours.
Written 2 September 2021
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Paul S
San Diego, California333 contributions
Hundreds of European Masterpieces
Jul 2021
Excellent collection of European masters including Giotto, Durer, Bosch, El Greco, Bruegel, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and more. The Ruben collection includes development drawings and masterpieces like Saint Michael Expelling Lucifer and Rebel Angels, Fall of the Damned and the Great Last Judgement. The large format paintings are impressive. Luckily, we managed to walk in just after the museum opened to get our tickets. After nearly three hours, there was a line for tickets out the door.
Written 27 August 2021
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Giles Kemp
Palm Beach, FL1 contribution
Worst museum ever
Aug 2021 • Couples
Of the last 200 museums I have visited, this is the least welcoming and most poorly organized. The staff seems to embrace the attitude that we have great art and, you, the public, are not worthy to see it.
Written 26 August 2021
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Robyn P
Bucharest, Romania282 contributions
Museum With Significant Collection of Old Master Paintings
Aug 2021 • Couples
The Alte Pinakothek  is one of the oldest art galleries in the world, and was completed in 1836. I was interested to discover that "Alte" means "Old" in German, and the Museum name refers to the time period covered by the collection from the 14th -18th century. The process to visit the museum was easy, as tickets can be purchased on line and public transportation readily available. I want to acknowledge "Franz" , who greeted us at the door, as the friendliest museum employee we have encountered in Europe! The building layout is pretty straightforward with elevator access as well. Bathrooms are clean and free and lockers available with a Euro coin deposit ( returned when items retrieved). There is a cafe on sight, serving dessert and coffee ( even though the sign also lists sandwiches, the employee told us they don't have them- with no further explanation). Audio Guides cost 5 Euros. All exhibits have explanations in English. There were a tremendous amount of museum personnel in exhibit rooms, regularly cautioning people not to get too close to the artwork. They have some FAMOUS paintings at this museum, including: Self-Portrait with Fur-trimmed Robe, by Albrecht Dürer, The Rape of Daughter of Leucippus by Peter Paul Rubens, a self portrait by Rembrandt, and
Beggar Boys Eating Grapes and Melon by Bartolome Estebanand Murillo. The museum also has one of the Van Gogh Sunflower paintings " One Vase with Twelve Sunflowers". These are just a few examples. This museum is a great place to spend a few hours in Munich and a chance to see Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish and Germany old master paintings.
Written 23 August 2021
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NTXTravelBug60
97 contributions
Terrible Communications
Jul 2021
We so much wanted to visit this museum. We tried to buy tickets online but could never figure out how. We walked over there (about a mile) to arrive at opening time, only to be told they had no tickets available for the entire day. "Come back in two days and try again" was the best they could do. Now why would I come back? Love to travel and see new and interesting things; do not enjoy wasting half a day for someone who has zero interest in sharing their culture with me. At least I'm sure the guys at the front door got a good laugh. I saw them turning away more people than they were letting in. I would encourage people not to waste their time.
Written 5 August 2021
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Karol H
Bratislava, Slovakia3 contributions
Huge disappointment
Jul 2021
We wanted to buy tickets online however the entire webpage was in German and not working for 3 consecutive days. The webpage said we could just come over and buy tickets right there but the employees didn't even allow us to enter without online tickets. They should improve their online communication about the rules of visit and make the ticket webpage in English as well, unacceptable in 2021.
Written 6 July 2021
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R.A
Munich, Germany12 contributions
Definitely recommend
Apr 2020
We visit the old pinakothek quite often, we switch between the new pinakothek and the modern one. This one is my personal favourite.
Written 9 November 2020
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Poncik
Germany627 contributions
Must visit
Oct 2019
The Alte Pinakothek is a must-visit in Munich. Many Italian and Flemish artists are exhibited here and on Sunday the ticket costs only 1 Euro.
The neighborhood is plenty of bars and and parks where to chill.
Written 4 August 2020
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,341 contributions
Breathtaking
Jul 2020
My other half suggested we visit here for the day so the little one stayed in bed and we visited on our own. It's about a fifteen to twenty minute stroll from the train station. The museum is vast with artworks on two levels. I thin we paid about 14 Euros for the two of us and like with other museums we had to leave our bags in the lockers, for which there is a 1 Euro returnable deposit.

We started on the first floor by walking of a long steep flight of stairs. The artworks went from the fifteenth up to the eighteenth century and contained lots of Italian works as well as art by Rembrandt, Van Dyke and Rubens, who works were wide and varied. I think this is the largest Rubens collection outside his native country. There were also other items by Raphael and Breugel. the collection is vast and you need to take it all in as you walk round. The rooms have all the doors removed so you can just walk through, and each room has lots of central seating so lovers can sit and admire the stunning works as they move round.

After completing the upstairs we went to the cafe for a spot of lunch and had coffee and cake. I had Lavender cake and mum had a slice of lemon tart. The portions were substantial and cost about 15 Euros in total. All the tables in the cafe were respecting social distancing and the staff all has masks on, as did all the other staff on duty throughout the museum. After lunch we visited the smaller collection on the ground floor of eighteenth and nineteenth century works. this contained works by Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, Gainsborough, Klimt, Rodin and an original of Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Each painting was priceless. I could have sat all day and admired this collection, beautiful is an understatement.

We were here for hours, the Rubens collection is magnificent on its own. Anyone with an interest in European art needs to visit this place. Entrance is cheap, the art is substantial and the collections are amazing. Tourists to Munich must not pass this up an opportunity to visit this place.
Written 1 August 2020
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sneaux
Geneva, Switzerland14 contributions
Wonderful collection
Jul 2020
Impressive collection, from Boucher to Rembrandt. Rubens's Last Judgement alone worth the price of admission. Highly recommend getting a guided tour, especially if you have kids/teenagers with you. Like everywhere in Munich at the moment, masks are required inside.
Written 31 July 2020
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 - 20:00
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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