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"Oldie but a goodie" Alte Pinakothek Tip by iandsmith

Alte Pinakothek, Munich: 30 reviews and 71 photos

  Even the building is impressive
by iandsmith

Alte Pinakothek is yet another of the classic European art galleries. Me, I can't get enough of them though I have to admit that after about two hours I tend to get physically tired.
The design of this gallery, by Leo von Klenze in 1836, is of such significance that many other European galleries have copied its layout.
Centre piece of the museum is the prolific Rubens and here you'll find one of the largest collections of his works. At the top of the list of Italian painters is Titian and there are many Dutch artists on show, not the least of which is Frans Hals.
The German artist Durer has some of his finest on display here such as his "Four Apostles" and his self-portrait (1500).
The spacious layout and excellent lighting make this a must-see stop on your Munich trip.
I took advantage of the late opening hours on Tuesday (open till 8 p.m.) and arrived in the chill air of the early evening with intermittent drizzle prevailing. This, however, failed to dampen my spirits once inside and viewing the quality of works on display.

Address: Barer Strasse 27 entrance through Theresienstrasse
Directions: Closed Mondays
Phone: ++49 - 89 23805216

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2007
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