Old and New Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Old and New Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich
  • Address: Barer StraBe 27

Assembly this picture gallery is the envy of any Museum in the world. The collection of the Pinakothek has grown so much that I had to split it into two galleries, and then three. The basis of the collection was the collection of the Bavarian kings, Dukes and counts. In the first half of the 19th century on Sundays the entrance to the gallery was free, which ensured an unprecedented tide of urban public. Today in a rare day there are no queues.

All the collection of masterpiece paintings divided between the three museums in chronological order. In the Alte Pinakothek displays paintings from the Middle ages to the Enlightenment, in the New Pinakothek, contains the best examples of painting of the 19th and early 20th century, and the Pinakothek der Moderne you can get acquainted with works of the second half of the 20th and early 21st century. All congregations are United by one idea, one program, despite the fact that the collections are in different buildings.

About Old Pinakothek

The exposition of the Alte Pinakothek is located on two floors specifically for the gallery built mansion. The first floor is divided into two parts: the Left wing is given over to temporary exhibitions, which continuously follow each other; the Right wing presents to the audience the works of the Flemish and German artists of 15-17 centuries. The work of Pieter Bruegel, Lucas Cranach the full solemnity of temper and drama.

On the second floor there is the spirit of restrained but powerful of the Northern Renaissance. It all starts with the works of the Dutchman Lucas van Leyden, and then the viewer finds himself under the spell of the great dürer and the inimitable Stefan Lochner. Then follow the halls with paintings of Italian geniuses: Botticelli, Perugino, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci. The number of masterpieces is breathtaking. Italians follow Flemish: van Dyck, Jordaens, Rubens. For the Flemish people are Dutch: Rembrandt, Hals.

The right wing housed a collection of paintings by Baroque and Rococo. Are Italian, French and German art. A chic collection of works by the Spaniards El Greco and Murillo.

Currently undergoing renovation of the building of the gallery, so some rooms may be closed. In this regard, the administration has reduced the entrance fee from 7 to 4 euros. For temporary exhibitions will have to pay another 3 euros (there is a possibility to buy a combined ticket and save a little). According to tradition, founded by king Ludwig the First, on Sundays, entrance is 1 Euro.

After examination of the collection of the Old Pinakothek needed rest. Do not try to catch at once and all in one day. Nothing but headaches and nightmares, it will not. Ahead of the New Pinakothek.

Collection of Neue Pinakothek

Collection of this part of the gallery delights visitors with an excellent collection of works by masters of romanticism, classicism, realism. Gradually the strict styles of the first half of the 19th century are replaced by rebellious creatures Impressionists and also works of the Cubists, expressionists, etc. If in the first half of the gallery you can enjoy a sensual Johan Dahl and Gustave Courbet, the second part is Monet, Degas, Picasso, Gauguin, van Gogh, Maillol.


Unlike the Old Pinakothek, here, in addition to paintings and sculpture.

   The entrance to this part of the gallery – 7 euros. For temporary exhibitions need to pay.

Pinakothek der Moderne

The third part of the Munich art gallery – Pinakothek der Moderne. This part includes four different exhibitions devoted to contemporary painting, graphic arts, architecture and design. In fact, they are separate meetings. Everyone can find here something especially interesting and close. Someone will like the work of Surrealists, someone will admire bizarre layouts the best architects of the world, someone in an indescribable joy will lead the creations of the designers. Unexpected song, an original color and spatial solutions. It’s full of surprises.


This part of the Pinakothek is the most “expensive” – entry 10 Euro.

The Pinakothek der Moderne invites visitors to purchase a “day pass” to visit all parts. This helps to save money, but do not understand only one thing – is it possible to see everything in one day. However, if you walk through the halls of the gallery at a run, then… =)

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