‘Open for All’, ‘Experience Originals Digitally’: Visitors around the world are invited to enjoy digital access to the Alte Pinakothek and its art treasures in the permanent exhibition via Google Arts & Culture. All galleries at the Alte Pinakothek have been digitized in 360° images. We’re also offering over 25 interactive and multimedia narrative-based feature stories to provide an exciting and informative look at a selection of masterworks held at the Alte Pinakothek – from Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Raphael through to Boucher and Murillo. G.CO/AltePinakothek
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are stepping up their cooperation with Google Arts & Culture as part of the museum’s wider Digital Strategy. True to our guiding principle ‘Open for All’, having the Alte Pinakothek featured on Google Arts & Culture allows us to achieve our aim of expanding and facilitating access to our exhibition spaces through digital media. By undertaking this step, we also open up the museum – at least on a virtual level – to people interested in our artworks but who for a range of reasons are currently unable to visit the Alte Pinakothek in person.
In the #Kunstminute (art minute) we invite you to rediscover 23 selected masterpieces from our collections. For the first time we will introduce you to the people behind the paintings as well as the artworks. In the #Kunstminute, our curators give you very personal insights into their world, their everyday work and convey their enthusiasm for art. Discover all #Kunstminute-videos with English subtitles on YouTube
With its Online Collection, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) is making its entire holdings accessible to the public: that’s 25,000 artworks in Bavaria, Germany and Europe viewable on a single platform! It is possible to have an overview not only of all the artworks on display in the Munich galleries – the Alte and Neue Pinakothek, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Museum Brandhorst and the Sammlung Schack – and in the other state galleries of Bavaria (several thousand works in total), but also of works in the museum storerooms (17,000 works) and more than 4000 works on permanent loan from the Munich collections to over 400 sites, some belonging to institutions which are only partly open to the public.
Every artwork is documented with a photograph, basic information (catalogue/accession number, artist, title, support, size, provenance), and details of its location. The relevant specialist area is also given, to assist with classification.
CLOSURE OF THE EXHIBITION "FROM GOYA TO MANET" FROM 19 OCTOBER UNTIL PROBABLY FEBRUARY 2022.
Due to construction works on the ground floor of the Alte Pinakothek, the presentation of 19th century art FROM GOYA TO MANET will no longer be accessible to the public from 19 October this year. The closure is expected to last until January. We thank you for your understanding.
FAQs on protective measures to help contain COVID-19
Are all museums open?
Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst and Sammlung Schack are open. The opening hours can be found on our website.
What crowd-control measures are in place?
We request your active assistance and alertness in helping us comply with the physical distancing regulations. Please avoid lingering in front of specific artworks for too long if you notice others behind waiting to get closer. We ask you to be keenly aware of other visitors queuing and clustering, especially at the ticket counters, information desks, or restrooms. To avoid unsafe crowding, you may be asked to briefly wait before entering certain exhibition galleries. In such cases, please pay attention to the gallery stewards’ instructions – our stewards are there to protect the art and to protect you.
Individuals suffering from Covid-19 are not permitted to visit due to current regulations.
Are any additional hygiene measures in place?
The cleaning intervals have been increased at all our museums. Contact surfaces have been reduced to a bare minimum.
Do the normal ticket prices apply?
Due to the advance booking fees of the online ticket new prices are valid:
Alte Pinakothek: 8,80 Euro (regular), 6,60 Euro (reduced)
Pinakothek der Moderne: 12 Euro (regular), 8,80 Euro (reduced)
Sammlung Schack: 5,50 Euro (regular), 4,40 Euro (reduced)
Museum Brandhorst: 8,80 Euro (regular), 6,60 Euro (reduced)
One-Euro Sunday Ticket: The One-Euro Sunday Ticket is still available for 1 euro.
Informations on our regular reduced-entrance prices you can found on our website.
How do I get my ticket for the visit?
To ensure a visit at the desired time and to avoid waiting times, we recommend that all visitors purchase their tickets online with an admission time slot via München Ticket. The booking is made via München Ticket or at all München Ticket advance booking offices. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to book tickets for groups at the ticket desk in the museums. Please use the online ticketing for this purpose as well. You can find all information here: www.pinakothek.de/en/ticket
Currently, only a certain number of days is unlocked for booking. If your desired date is not yet displayed, try again at a later time.
If you have booked your ticket online, you will receive it by e-mail. Please print the ticket or show it on your smartphone at the entrance. Further instructions can be found directly on the München Ticket website.
Tickets for Annual Pass holders, children and young people under 18, concessions and the One-Euro Sunday Ticket are also available as a ticket with a time slot via München Ticket online or at one of the three ticket agencies mentioned above. In addition to your ticket, please have a valid photo ID ready when you visit the museum to prove that you are entitled to a discount.
Only a limited number of lockers are available. Larger pieces of luggage may not be able to be stored. 1- or 2-euro coins are required for the lockers.
There is an open checkroom in the Schack Collection without liability. Bags and backpacks will be accepted by the ticket office staff and placed in the checkroom locker.
Are audio guides available?
In the Alte Pinakothek, the audio guide is available for free from Tuesdays to Saturdays. On Sundays, the audio guide is offered at the ticket desk for 5,- Euro. Alternatively, you can access the audio guide for free as a web app for your own smartphone or tablet. You will receive a QR code at the info counter or use this link.
Unfortunately, there is currently no audio guide available at the other museums.