Old Pinakothek (Alte Pinakothek)
An art museum in the Kunstareal district, the Old Pinakothek, or Alte Pinakothek, is one of the oldest galleries in the world. It houses famous collections of the old master paintings from the 14th through 18th centuries. More then 800 works from the premier European painters, German, Italian, and Dutch alike, are all on display in the galleries. One gallery was specifically designed to showcase Rubens's masterpiece, Last Judgment - one of the largest canvases ever painted.
Explore the development of painting from the Middle Ages to the Rococo era, compare artistic styles, or simply admire the masterpieces at the Alte Pinakothek. This museum boasts quite an impressive list of artists under its roof, from Dürer to Raphael, Botticelli to Titian, and Rembrandt to Velasquez, the Alte Pinakothek could have an art history book devoted entirely to its vast collection.
Review by Suzy S, February 2013
Beautiful museum which boasts a large and varied collection. Had a bit of trouble following the set up, would have liked to have moved in a bit more efficient fashion as this is a very large museum.
In addition to the custom room for the epic 6 meter (about 20 feet) high Last Judgement by Rubens, the Dürersaal room houses Dürer's Christlike Self-Portrait and the humble looking The Four Apostles. The collection of historic masterpieces in the Alte Pinakothek mirror the eclectic tastes of the Wittelsbach rulers over the centuries and is one of the most comprehensive collections in a museum today.