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.