Alte Pinakothek, Munich

4.5 out of 5 stars 28 Reviews

Barer Straße 27, 80333 Munich ++49 - 89 23805216

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Alte Pinakothek
    by Roadquill
  • Cafe Klenze
    Cafe Klenze
    by iaint
  • Lion Hunt (Rubens, 1621)
    Lion Hunt (Rubens, 1621)
    by mindcrime
  • culgharper's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by culgharper Written Sep 9, 2007

    I read that this was one of the world's most famous art galleries before I traveled to Munich for vacation in November and warned my two teenagers ahead of time that I wanted to go. I don't know much about art but I appreciate a beautiful painting and was determined to expose my kids to cultural activities. We spent a couple of hours here and I could have easily spent several more. The paintings were incredible and some were immense in size. Cheap to get in and you could pick up headsets that explained each painting in English. I especially enjoyed that as I gained a greater appreciation of the art when they pointed out what to look for. My 15 year old son actually enjoyed it though he wasnt happy about going...my 13 year old daughter was bored to tears. But they did enjoy the snowball fight on the grounds when we got out! No crowds in November. Was easy to find on my own using a map and reasonable hike from our hotel even in the cold. Nice gift shop inside.

    Alte Pinakothek
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo

    Oldie but a goodie

    by iandsmith Updated Jul 20, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Alte Pinakothek is yet another of the classic European art galleries. Me, I can't get enough of them though I have to admit that after about two hours I tend to get physically tired.
    The design of this gallery, by Leo von Klenze in 1836, is of such significance that many other European galleries have copied its layout.
    Centre piece of the museum is the prolific Rubens and here you'll find one of the largest collections of his works. At the top of the list of Italian painters is Titian and there are many Dutch artists on show, not the least of which is Frans Hals.
    The German artist Durer has some of his finest on display here such as his "Four Apostles" and his self-portrait (1500).
    The spacious layout and excellent lighting make this a must-see stop on your Munich trip.
    I took advantage of the late opening hours on Tuesday (open till 8 p.m.) and arrived in the chill air of the early evening with intermittent drizzle prevailing. This, however, failed to dampen my spirits once inside and viewing the quality of works on display.

    Even the building is impressive
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Seniors
    • Study Abroad

    Was this review helpful?

  • Wildono's Profile Photo

    Götterdämmerung!

    by Wildono Written Apr 1, 2007

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Alte Pinokothek is nothing less than an excellent, easily navigated museum. Albrecht Dürer's work, including his self-portrait, was rather impressive. The majority of works on exhibit in October of 2002 contemplated the Final Judgment. My favorite painting was Pieter Bruegel the Elder's "Land of Cockayne", with the clergyman, merchant and boatman sprawled in the grass amidst a living feast begotten through serious consumption of medicinal powders. Several of Hieronymus Bosch's surrealistic paintings presented their difficult to imagine hellish figures - doubtless generating a sense of dread among Early Renaissance art afficionados; still inspiring contemporary film representations of horrific beasts and demons.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • paoseo's Profile Photo

    The Alte Pinakotheke

    by paoseo Written Apr 20, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The timetable of the Museum is :
    Daily except MON 10.00 - 17.00
    TUE 10.00 - 20.00
    Closed: Mondays, Shrove Tuesday, May 1st, Christmas Eve (24.12.), Boxing Day (25.12.), New Year's Eve (31.12.)
    Ticket's price:
    Regular Admission: 5,50 Euro | Concessions 4 Euro
    Including Audio-Guide
    Sunday admission 1 Euro
    Audio-Guide on Sundays 4 Euro

    The Audio Guide is quite helpful and it's free, so it's a good thing.

    Rubens
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Roeffie's Profile Photo

    Loads of beautiful paintings!

    by Roeffie Updated Jun 16, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Alte Pinakothek is one of the most famous museums of art in the world.

    Leo von Klenze started building the museum in 1826 and ten years later it was ready to accomodate the many paintings.

    If you love paintings simply a must do! I am not a big fan, but liked it anyway!

    Admission:
    Adults: € 5,00

    Opening Hours
    10:00-17:00 Tue-Sun;
    10:00-20:00 Tue & Thu;

    Alte Pinakothek

    Was this review helpful?

  • jlee008's Profile Photo

    Pictures Pictures Pictures

    by jlee008 Updated Jun 4, 2005

    This is a great gallery. There are so many examples of paintings from various centuries. There are the typical themes of religion by greats such as Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo DaVinci. Some of my favorite artists also have some of their works there, such as Tintoretto and Canaletto.

    The gallery is vast, but makes perfect sense if you follow their handy map. I also suggest taking a virtual tour through their website before going just so that you get an idea of what you want to see. The painting that I have a picture here of is however not in the virtual tour. It was my favorite picture!!

    Painting in Alte Pinakothek
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 12, 2004

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The first thing that strikes you when you approach this huge museum is that the facade bricks have different colours. This is because the house was bombed during WWII and when rebuilt, it was decided that everything that was repaired should be shown in a different colour to the old bricks. This gives a very good overview of how extensive the damage really was!

    Inside, you will find paintings from the 14th to the 18th century. Much of it is German, but also from the rest of Europe. Albrecht Dürer's self portrait is one of the most famous, along with paintings by Memling and the Breughels. Best known however, is maybe the Rubens collection.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • acemj's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by acemj Updated Aug 20, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery) has an amazing collection of paintings highlighted by one of the world's greatest collections of German, Flemish, Dutch and even Italian artists. I spent a good two hours walking around the beautiful building, which was commissioned by King Ludwig I and built between 1826 and 1836.

    Some of the most memorable paintings were Albrecht Durer's "Self Portrait" that I remember studying in school. The painter who considered himself almost divine depicts himself in an almost Christ-like fashion. I also really liked Albrecht Altdorfer's amazing and complex painting "The Battle of Alexander." There is SO much to look at in this work and the details are staggering.

    Was this review helpful?

  • dcwizard's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by dcwizard Written Feb 25, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Alte Pinakothek houses mostly European paintings from the 14th to 18th Centuries. The older works are not my cup of tea, but it holds a rather substantial selection. The original building was built in 1836, and was the second museum commissioned by Ludwig I, outside what used to be Munich's city walls. The museum was renovated in 1957 to repair WWII air raid damage. Take advantage of free Sunday admission!

    Facade of the Alte Pinakothek
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • aliante1981's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by aliante1981 Updated Jan 2, 2004

    Alte Pinakothek is without any doubt one of Europe’s largest art galleries, and it features European paintings from the 14th to the 18th century. Already the foundation stone was purposely laid on the anniversary of Raphael’s death as a tribute to that great artist. Among the artists whose works are featured I found Pieter Brueghel, Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens, as well as many Italian Renaissance painters, like Raphael, Titian, Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also see German paintings - these by Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Altdorfer and Matthias Grunewald.

    Was this review helpful?

  • arlequin_g's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by arlequin_g Updated May 1, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This big museum has nothing to envy to other great museums like Le Louvre, The Metropolitan...
    Enjoy the magnificient works by the great old painters. You can find important works by Bruegel, Durero, van Dyck, Rubens (the best collection of Rubens in the world), and much more. Some rooms have enormous paintings. Take it easy, there are hundreds of works. It's 5 euros.

    Open daily, except Mondays, 10-17
    Tuesday and Thursday 10-20

    Was this review helpful?

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek

    by CliffClaven Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    As one of Europe's finest galleries, the Alte Pinakothek is definitely worth a visit. You'll find 800 paintings here by some of the greatest names in the history of European art. The photo here shows the self-portrait by Dürer.

    Was this review helpful?

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo

    Alte Pinakothek.

    by richiecdisc Updated Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This recently renovated museum houses a veritable treasure of works from European masters from the 14th to 18th century.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Munich

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

31 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Alte Pinakothek
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.3 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
0.3 miles away
Show Prices
Show Prices

View all Munich hotels