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!
Adults: € 5,00
10:00-20:00 Tue & Thu;
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
This recently renovated museum houses a veritable treasure of works from European masters from the 14th to 18th century.