Alte Pinakothek

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by zabelle on February 4, 2001

This museum is incredible. Before I start just one note, entrance is reduced on Sunday so you can save yourself a lot of money if you can make it on Sunday. But as you can see by the price we found the museums to be very inexpensive in Germany.

This collection was begun by the Wittelsbach family and has grown into one of the premier collections in the world. There are 6 paintings by Albrecht Durer including his famous self portrait (the one where he looks like Christ) his painting of Lucretia, and his panel work the 4 Apostles. There are 3 Raphael Madonnas and a Madonna by da Vinci. I loved the Lippi Madonna and child. She is in a side gallery and she has a wonderful pink dress with a blue cloak, her head and neck are covered by a lacy headdress that the child is reaching for.

There is a Roger Van der Weyden altarpiece and several pieces from Lucas Cranch the elder. There are works by Rembrandt, a room full of Rubens including portraits of both his wives, Van Dyke, Hals and there are a whole section of Bruegels father and son.

You will need at least 2 hours to do this museum justice and maybe even more. They have a nice gift shop and a small cafe where you can get a rest and some nourishment to continue across the street at the Neue Pinakothek, which is also reduced in price on Sunday.

Alte Pinakothek
Barer Straße 27
Munich, Germany, 80333
+49 89 23805159

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