The Pinakothek Museums in Munich

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    About the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne

    The Pinakthek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    Dave Morris

    Munich is home to a unique ensemble of three museums, each of them highlighting a different period in art: The Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, all in walking distance to each other.The three galleries are part of the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen (Bavarian State Picture Collection) along with the Schackgalerie and Museum Brandhorst in Munich, as well as museums from Ansbach to Würzburg.

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    Alte Pinakothek

    Alte Pinakothek
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    First, there is the Alte Pinakothek (Old Pinacotheca), which was contracted by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. It was opened in 1836, and with its grand galleries lit by large skylights, the Alte Pinakothek influenced the architecture of museums and galleries all over Europe.

    One of the oldest art galleries in Germany, the Alte Pinakothek is home to over 800 European masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo; important collections include Early Italian, Old German, Old Dutch and Flemish paintings, with masterworks by Albrecht Duerer, Peter Paul Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci.
     

    Visitor’s Information Alte Pinakothek

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm, Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Monday)
    • Admission: 7 Euro (5 Euro reduced); on Sunday 1 Euro; Day Ticket for all three Pinakotheken 12 Euro
    • Address: Barer Straße 27 (entrance Theresienstraße), 80333 München
    • Getting there: Subway U2: stop Königsplatz or Theresienstraße, U3 and U6: stop Odeonsplatz or Universität, U4 and U5: stop Odeonsplatz
    • Website Alte Pinakothek

    NOTE: Visitors face the temporary closure of sections to improve energy efficiency until 2018. Current reduced admission during renovations is 4 euro. 

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    Neue Pinakothek

    Neue Pinakothek
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    The Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek) features about 400 paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. Founded by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1853, the museum’s highlights include German art of the 19th century with paintings from romanticist Caspar David Friedrich and the private art collection of King Ludwig I. There is also a fantastic collection of French impressionists including Monet, Degas, and Renoir.

    Visitor’s Information Neue Pinakothek:

    • Opening Hours: Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm, Thursday – Monday 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Tuesday)
    • Admission: 7 Euro (5 Euro reduced); on Sunday 1 Euro; Day Ticket for all three Pinakotheken 12 Euro
    • Address: Barer Straße 29 (entrance Theresienstraße), 80333 München
    • Getting there: Subway U2: stop Königsplatz or Theresienstraße, U3 and U6: stop Odeonsplatz or Universität, U4 and U5: stop Odeonsplatz
    • Website Neue Pinakothek

     

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    Pinakothek der Moderne

    The Pinakthek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    Dave Morris

    The Pinakothek der Moderne, completed in 2002, is the largest museum for modern art in Germany. The vast gallery complex unites four collections under its roof: The State Graphic Collection with more than 400,000 prints, drawings and works on paper; the International design Museum Munich; the Museum of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich, the largest specialist collection of its kind in Germany; and the State Gallery of Modern Art, which showcases stars such as Picasso, Magritte, Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, and Warhol.

    Visitor’s Information Pinakothek der Moderne:

    • Opening Hours: Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, daily 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Monday)
    • Admission: 10 Euro (7 Euro reduced); on Sunday 1 Euro; Day Ticket for all three Pinakotheken 12 Euro
    • Address: Barer Straße 40 (entrance Theresienstraße), 80333 München
    • Getting there: Subway U2: stop Königsplatz or Theresienstraße, U3 and U6: stop Odeonsplatz or Universität, U4 and U5: stop Odeonsplatz
    • Website of the Pinakothek der Moderne

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