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Alte Pinakothek, Munich
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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. Add Alte Pinakothek and other attractions to your Munich trip itinerary using our Munich trip itinerary planner.
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  • It was too bad having to negotiating a smaller building while they modernized the place, but the collection of Italian, German, and Dutch masters is thorough and rapturous. Keeping with the theme, the...  more »
  • Even though the place was under renovation and some areas were closed (actually half), it is still worth a visit. It is 20-30min from city centre if you decide to walk. Entrance is confusing due to re...  more »
  • actually not so big museum with great paintings, good explanation next to the paintings. The museum is partially under construction. 
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  • The Pinakothek der Moderne is my favorite museum in Munich. It contains for instance the architecture museum of the TUM, which has changing architecture exhibitions, which are always very interesting! The other changing exhibitions about modern art are always very impressive too! The building itself is very monumental and impressive. I totally recommend visiting it. Students get a discount at the entrance. Every Sunday the entrance fee is only 1€ - with the ticket you can enter all the other Pinakotheken & Museum Brandhorst! So go visiting the art area on Sunday!
  • Planned to visit both museums and ended up spending the whole afternoon here- it's such a great space with a multitude of artworks! I also learnt a lot about the art genres I wasn't so familiar with, so that's nice! Go if you like modern art/museums in general.
  • There is a permanent design exhibition for chairs, cars and different objects downstairs and 2 temporary exhibitions. They're usually interesting. The building is great to walk around and discover.
  • One euro on Sundays - a fantastic value! Like most modern art museums the exhibits can be hit-or-miss with respect to your enjoyment of them. It's a medium sized museum, with several different specialty exhibits at any given time. Good for killing a few hours on a rainy day.
  • I really enjoyed the visit here: the building itself is a display of art. Although some pieces were harder to 'digest' (like the dead cat or the newspaper covered 'structures') the overall experience was nice and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a dofferent type of museum. And the 1EUR ticket fee was a plus.