The collection is largely 19th century art, with a bit of scope creep into the adjoining centuries, and it was first established by King Ludwig I whose philhellenism made Munich a showcase of neo-classicism. There is an impressive showing of English works – Gainsborough, Turner, Constable – as well as masterpieces of German and French Romanticism. Look out for Carl Spitzweg’s The Poor Poet, an affectionate dig at the Romantic cult of the impoverished, garret-dwelling writer. Many visitors will be delighted by the Impressionist collection, which boasts works by almost all of the movement’s leading lights as well as those who came immediately before or after: Monet, Manet, Cezanne and Gauguin, to name a few.
Tours & Tickets
While you’re in Munich for Oktoberfest, take a few hours’ break from the festivities to see the city’s major attractions on an afternoon Segway tour! Cruising ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Are you a fan of FC Bayern Munich? After a city tour of Munich, experience the Allianz Arena, constructed for the 2006 Soccer World Cup and home ground for FC ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Experience the best of Munich – from top attractions to its legendary beer – with this Munich Super Saver that combines two tours at a discounted price! Spend ... Read more
Duration: 1 day (approx.)