Neue Pinakothek

Munich, Germany

The Neue Pinakothek is an art museum in Munich. Its focus is European Art of the 18th and 19th century and is one of the most important museums of art of the 19th century in the world. Together with the Alte Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne it is part of Munich's 'Kunstareal' (the 'art area').

The museum was founded by the former King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1853. The original building constructed by Friedrich von Gärtner and August von Voit was destroyed during World War II. The ruin of the Neue Pinakothek was demolished in 1949. Designed by architect Alexander Freiherr von Branca the new postmodern building with features such as arched windows, keystones, bay windows and stairways, opened in 1981. It combines a concrete construction with a stone facade design.

The museum is under supervision of the Bavarian State Painting Collections which houses an expanded collection of more than 3.000 European paintings from classicism to art nouveau. About 400 paintings and 50 sculptures of these are exhibited in the New Pinakothek. It has one of the world's leading collections of French Impressionists masterpieces like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin etc.

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Founded: 1853
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Costa Kat (18 months ago)
A fantastic collection of 18-19th centuries, mostly paintings and a few great sculptures. A stark contrast between old school and impressionist painting, some pointillism and old German and Dutch styles. Free admission, free WiFi, restrooms. Would be boring for kids, however and exposes quite some nudity. Good lighting and coaches for a small break.
Katherine Fourie (18 months ago)
Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Klimt... Loved this. They were also handing out free tickets and audio-guides when I arrived!
Jason Lim (2 years ago)
Popular place with locals and tourists alike. Good job by the curators to limit the number of visitors in the galleries. Coat and bags deposit is available at level -1.
Shiv Patel (2 years ago)
It was definitely worth the money. Try to go on a Sunday as the entry fee is reduced to 1 euro for everyone. Unfortunately the Neue Pinakothek will be closing for quite long (around 6 years) sometime in 2019 for renovations.
Rob van Mechelen (2 years ago)
Impressive but for me too much. Fascinating photo sharp paintings of people who lived 150 years ago. Unbelievable paintings of Rome around 1850 to see how it at that time looked like a village. I was happy to visit the coffee garden to relax in between looking at all these master pieces.
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