The Alte Pinakothek is one of the great sights of Munich. Its mysterious history lures to look into the wonderful world of art of the middle ages. The very name “Pinacoteca” originates in ancient Greece. It was the name of the room in the Acropolis of Athens, where the pictures offering to the goddess Athena were kept. Stepping through the pages of time, Ancient Rome, the Renaissance period, it reached us, perfecting and exalting its value.
From the premises in ancient Greece and rooms in ancient Rome, a collection of paintings in the Renaissance period up to a huge art gallery nowadays — it is art for people. Art gallery in the capital of Bavaria is one of the most famous galleries in the world. It has one of the finest collections of paintings, filled with the echo of the greatest masters of the middle ages, the Renaissance, the Flemish school of the XVII century and paintings of the XVIII century. The Italian Department, shrouded with the glory of the legendary names: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and other great artists will leave special impression. The masterpieces stored in the Alte Pinakothek will not leave indifferent any guest of the capital. Only entering the Museum, You will be overwhelmed by the exciting haze of the past. The building of Pinakothek will impress the viewer by gray and gloomy character of medieval castles, and the inner rooms will amaze by ascetic decoration — nothing will distract You from the masterpieces of art.
The history of the Old Pinakothek
All this magnificent property, which we can see today arose because of the ruling in Bavaria representatives of the Wittelsbach house, or rather because of their love of art. In 1529 William IV put the beginning of the collection, ordering the works of ancient history to brilliant artists Alt Dorfer, Vaseline, the Burg Cmaera. Thus, we caught sight of a beautiful picture of Viola Dorfer “The Battle of Macedon and Darius”, it is considered to be the discover of the future famous collection gallery. After that the collection is constantly replenished by the followers of the dynasty, their love of art gave us the greatest collection of world art painting, which allows all of humanity to know the divine beauty of the universe. Excursion to the art gallery Alte Pinakothek will show You the most interesting pages of history and will greatly expand Your vision about the art of that time.
In his time the king of Bavaria, Ludwig I, who loved not only art, but also his people, systematized collection activities of their predecessors and in 1826 laid the construction of the Museum and commissioned it to the famous architect Leo von Klenze. In 1836 it was already the official opening of it to the public. Passing through the prism of centuries, through war and devastation during the World War II, Alte Pinakothek pleases and delights us by seven hundred paintings of the greatest masters in 19 huge halls and 49 cabinets. Some masterpieces, seeing once, are impossible to forget, You want to contemplate them over and over again: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Madonna of the carnation” 1478, Raphael “Madonna Tempi”1507, Alt Dorfer “Battle of Alexander”,1529, Peter Bregel “Lazy Country” 1567, Rubens “The Death of Seneca” 1613, and “The Last Judgement” 1617 , Van Dyck, “Self-Portrait 1619 and “Susanna and the elders” 1622 year, Francois Boucher “Resting girl” 1752 and “Portrait of Madame de Pompadour” 1758, as well as wonderful paintings by Albrecht Dürer, Bosch, Rembrandt — admiration has no limits. Two floors of the Alte Pinakothek will keep Your attention for at least three hours and paint Your life with bright colors of positive emotions.
Touch the beauty, discover Your inner power and You will see the world through the eyes of amazing artists, allowing us to be connoisseurs of art.
Order of excursions to the Alte Pinakothek
You want to visit this magnificent gallery with a professional guide who has a thorough grounding in the art and can tell the story of the creation of each painting in the Alte Pinakothek? We are happy to arrange it and also we can provide You by comfortable transfer from specified place in Munich or any other city in Europe. To book a guide to the picture gallery “Alte Pinakothek” You should call us +49(1766)225-25-26, which is available in and or fill the application form below.