Alte Pinakothek

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The 'Alte' or 'Old' Pinakothek is named after the historical era that the collection spans, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.

The Alte Pinakothek also referred to as the Old Gallery in Munich, has architecture that spans the first half of the nineteenth century and the decades following World War II. In German history and architecture, both of these eras are significant.


  • Families looking for educational opportunities or tourists interested in art and art history will find it a haven here:

A visit to the Old Pinakothek will enable you to trace the development of painting from the Middle Ages to the Rococo era. View artwork in this museum by Raphael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Velasquez, among others, to see examples of various artistic styles.

  • Admire the architecture:

One of Leo von Klenze's most renowned designs is the revolutionary museum, with expansive halls illuminated by skylights.

The Alte Pinakothek sustained significant damage during World War II. Still, thanks to Hans Dollgast's efforts in the 1950s, it could be restored to its former glory, becoming an illustration of successful reconstruction architecture.

  • Marvel at and take in the 47 cabinets and 19 halls; there are well over 700 paintings:

Since 1836, art lovers have been able to peruse the impressive rooms on two floors that the architect Leo von Klenze created. It exhibits more than 700 pieces of European art, including one of the largest collections of works by Albrecht Dürer and Peter Paul Rubens.

Highlights in the history of art include, for instance, pieces by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Albrecht Altdorfer. This group of paintings includes works by some of the most renowned painters in history, including Rubens, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, and Botticelli.

  • Programs for kids as well as drawing classes:

Some special events include performances, readings, workshops, and movie screenings. Various activities are included in the children's program, including workshops, interactive drawing classes, and kid-focused guided tours.

  • The Old German painting collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind:

The most breathtaking sight in the entire museum is the Peter Paul Rubens oil painting 'The Great Last Judgment,' which is displayed on the top floor in the room devoted to Flemish paintings from the 17th century and stands more than six meters in height.

  • Pop-ups and exhibitions:

Presentations from Alte Pinakothek's collection and presentations of special exhibitions focusing on particular themes in European painting round out the exhibition schedule.

  • In the neighborhood:

New Pinakothek

Odeonsplatz, also known as King's Square

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    2 hours

Address of Alte Pinakothek

Barer Str. 27, 80333 München, Germany

Opening & Closing time of Alte Pinakothek

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