Alte Pinakothek, Munich

4.5
#5 of 54 in Museums in Munich
Three museums, each highlighting a different period of art, are housed at Alte Pinakothek. The museums are within walking distance of each other, so you can easily explore all three on foot or by bicycle. First, stop by one of the oldest art galleries in the country. It houses a collection of at least 800 masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period. Look for works by Durer, Rubens, and da Vinci, among others. Next, visit the gallery that displays about 400 paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. Highlights include works by Monet, Degas, and Renoir. Finally, explore the gallery opened in 2002 to display a vast collection of modern art. Here, you'll find notable pieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, and Warhol. Purchase a day ticket for all three museums online. Put Alte Pinakothek at the forefront of your travel plans using our Munich online day trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Alte Pinakothek
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Alte Pinakothek reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,627 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • We visit the old pinakothek quite often, we switch between the new pinakothek and the modern one. This one is my personal favourite.  more »
  • 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.....  more »
Google
  • There was a long queue for tickets on Sunday because it only costs €1 on Sundays. I couldn’t fine how to buy tickets online. I feel like there are many old school practice in Germany. They arrange rooms chronologically and each room is denoted to an artist. They have many rooms for Rubens. The description next to the paintings were very informative and educational. They talk about the technique, the layout, the colour, etc. Something you often only expect with a guided tour. They also had a special exhibition for Caravaggio inspired pairings. Unfortunately the guided tours were mostly in German. It’s interesting that you have to climb a long staircase to reach the exhibition level. Then there were two heavy wooden doors that you need to push by yourself to enter the exhibition rooms. Metaphorically you can think of it as a journey to the enlightenment. When you reach the top, you get all the good views.
  • I loved this museum. I was bummed I wasn't able to see the entire collection due to the renovations, but so happy for what was available. I loved it, and was deeply moved. Gorgeous stairway, windows especially at the right time of day. I can't wait to go back once it's the renovations have been completed.

Plan your trip to Munich

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Munich

See all ›
©
Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
©
Water Body
English Garden
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Landmark
Marienplatz
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
©
Observation Deck
Frauenkirche
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Munich

See all ›
©
Specialty Museum
Munich Residenz
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
BMW Welt
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
BMW Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Lenbachhaus
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Munich

©
Castle
Schloss Neuschwanstein Schwangau
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Historic Site
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
©
Water Body
Konigssee Schoenau am Koenigssee
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
©
Art Museum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Munich

See all ›
©
Religious Site
St. Peter's Church
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
©
Religious Site
Asamkirche
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Historic Site
Rathaus-Glockenspiel
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Munich

©
Religious Site
St. Michael's Church
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Landmark
Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
©
Art Museum
Pinakothek der Moderne
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Munich

©
Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
©
Walking tour
SANDEMANs New Munich, Free Walking Tour
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
©
Bike Tour
Mike's Bike Tours and Rentals
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
©
Arena / Stadium
Allianz Arena
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min