Cities & Culture
Alte Pinakothek Munich
More than 700 European paintings from the 14th to 18th centuries are on display at the Alte Pinakothek gallery in Munich – and that's just in the permanent exhibition. The historical museum building is considered to be pioneering for its time.
The Alte Pinakothek presents the evolution of art from the Middle Ages right up to the end of the Rococo period, covering the Renaissance and Baroque movements along the way. It is home to genuine masterpieces, including self-portraits painted by Dürer and Rembrandt, Altdorfer's "The Battle of Alexander at Issus", Tintoretto's humorous interpretation of Venus' adultery and Leonardo da Vinci's "Madonna of the Carnation".
The Alte Pinakothek boasts a total of 19 halls and 47 gallery rooms, which are home to some 700 European paintings dating back to the 14th to 18th centuries. A special guided tour takes in a selection of around 100 masterpieces. As if the art on display wasn't enough, the Alte Pinakothek building itself is considered to be a pioneering work of architectural art. It officially opened its doors back in 1836, having been commissioned by King Ludwig I and designed by architect Leo von Klenze. Opening times: Every day except Monday: 10 am–6 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am–8.30 pm