FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQs. Here you can find a summary of frequently asked questions, along with their answers. If your question hasn’t been included here you are welcome to get in touch with us via our contact form.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ADMISSION AND TICKETS

Different admission prices apply in the museums. You can find an overview of the admission prices for all museums via the link below.
If you would like to visit all four museums in one day, you can use the day ticket for 12 euros. Separate admission prices may apply for special exhibitions.
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

Admission is free for children and teens under the age of 18. Students and visitors over the age of 65 pay a reduced entrance fee. We additionally offer various other special concessions. 
An overview of our entrance fees and concessions can be found here.

Groups with at least 15 participants receive reduced admission if the the entire group's entry fee is paid as a whole. This ticket is not valid for all special exhibitions.
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

With the day ticket for 12 euros you can visit all five houses on one day. 
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

Currently, the 12 euro day ticket for visiting the Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst and Sammlung Schack is only available directly at our museums. 
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

Our tickets can be purchased directly at one of our museums, on the day of the visit itself, but also in advance. You can pay here in cash or by card. It is also possible to purchase regular admission tickets online via the online ticket shop of the National Museums and Collections
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

Unfortunately, vouchers or online tickets cannot be purchased from us. You are welcome to gift our annual ticket (to be purchased directly at the museum or via www.cedon.de).
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

The annual ticket is valid for the Alte Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Brandhorst Museum, the Sammlung Schack  and the Branch Galleries in Bavaria. It costs 90 euros (reduced: 60 euros) and includes all special exhibitions.
You can find an overview of our admission regulations here.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR VISIT

The Pinakotheken and the Museum Brandhorst are open daily from Tuesday to Sunday, the Sammlung Schack from Wednesday to Sunday.
You can find an overview of our opening hours here.

In general, our museums are closed on 1 May, 24 December, 25 December and 31 December. All other closing days and public holidays on which our museums are not open can be found in this overview.
You can find an overview of our opening hours here.

The Neue Pinakothek has been closed since 2019 for structural reasons and due to extensive renovation work. A selection of masterpieces of 19th century art is on display on the ground floor of the Alte Pinakothek (east wing) and in the Sammlung Schack.

In the Alte Pinakothek, the web app "Alte Pinakothek Unframed" is your digital guide through the museum with various tours in German and English as well as tours for children and in easy language.
In the Brandhorst Museum you can borrow an audio guide in German and English free of charge. Audioguides cannot be reserved in advance. In the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Pinakothek der Moderne App is available free of charge. Unfortunately, there is currently no audio guide for the Sammlung Schack.

If you would like to know whether a particular painting is currently on display, please check our Online Collection. There you can also find descriptive texts and further details about the individual works. 
Click here for the online collection.
Here is more information on the collection.

In the Pinakothek museums, the Brandhorst Museum and the Sammlung Schack, photographs may be taken for private purposes without a tripod or flash. In general, editorial and commercial photography and filming are possible in the museums of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. Please consult the press area for information on filming and photo requests.

We recommend arriving by public transport, as there are no parking spaces available in the immediate vicinity of the museums. In addition, there is an orientation plan for each museum to help you find your way around. An overview of the respective arrival options and orientation plans can be found under the pages of the individual houses.
Information on how to get to the Alten Pinakothek.
Information on how to get to the Pinakothek der Moderne.
Information on how to get to the Museum Brandhorst.
Information on how to get to the Sammlung Schack.
Information on the Branch Galleries.

Only a limited number of lockers are available. Larger pieces of luggage may not be able to be stored. We therefore recommend that you refrain from using backpacks and larger bags (size over DIN A4 format) during your visit. 1- or 2-euro coins are required for the lockers. 

There is an open checkroom in the Sammlung Schack without liability. Bags and backpacks will be accepted by the ticket office staff and placed in the checkroom locker. 

 

In addition to contemplating the works of art on display, be sure to factor in enough time to take a breather and enjoy a tasty bite to eat. We invite you to enjoy the rich offerings of our restaurants and cafés, some of which are accessible even outside of normal museum opening hours. Or perhaps you are still looking for the perfect gift in one of our museum shops? 

 

In addition to contemplating the works of art on display, be sure to factor in enough time to take a breather and enjoy a tasty bite to eat. We invite you to enjoy the rich offerings of our restaurants and cafés, some of which are accessible even outside of normal museum opening hours. Or perhaps you are still looking for the perfect gift in one of our museum shops? 

In addition to contemplating the works of art on display, be sure to factor in enough time to take a breather and enjoy a tasty bite to eat. We invite you to enjoy the rich offerings of our restaurants and cafés, some of which are accessible even outside of normal museum opening hours. Or perhaps you are still looking for the perfect gift in one of our museum shops? Information on the various museum cafés can be found on the  visit pages of our museums.
Alte Pinakothek
Pinakothek der Moderne
Museum Brandhorst

QUESTIONS ABOUT GUIDED TOURS AND REGISTRATION

All public art education programmes and registration information can be found in our programme calendar
You can book additional guided tours via our online contact form.

Unless otherwise stated in the description in the programme calendar, there is no need to register for our public tours. For guided tours with a limited number of participants, participation wristbands are normally handed out at the ticket office 30 minutes before the tour begins. However, there is no guarantee of participation. Please inform yourself about the respective event via our programme
You can book additional guided tours via our online contact form.

Workshops, children's tours and family tours are usually limited to a certain number of participants. You can register at programm@pinakothek.de. Occasionally there are also open programmes for which you do not need to register. Please check our programme for information on the individual offers.

 

We are happy to arrange a guide for your private tour. You can choose between different thematic focuses, overview tours and tours of special exhibitions. Please book your guided tour via our online contact form.

 

Please register your groups, even if you do not wish to book guided tours. You can find more information here under "Register group".

 

Please understand that we do not offer guided tours outside opening hours. You can book a guided tour within opening hours via our online contact form, see also here.

 

Please register your school group's visit by sending an email to buchung@pinakothek.de. School groups from the EU and the accompanying teachers receive free admission to our museums upon presentation of appropriate proof. Guided tours (for foreign-language school groups, for example) can be booked using our booking form. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT US

In Munich, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) include the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Brandhorst Museum and the Schack Collection. You can find an overview of our Branch Galleries throughout Bavaria here.  

 

Please understand that the rooms of our museums are not available for rentals. We focus on the development and implementation of a diverse cultural program - matching the individual museums and ongoing exhibitions.

 

With our newsletter we inform you about exhibitions, openings, special events and our education and outreach programme. Please sign up for our general newsletter here (only in german). For a separate newsletter with art education programmes for adults or children and families, please email programm@pinakothek.de.

 

Students of art history and related subjects generally have the opportunity to complete internships of up to three months in various departments of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, if required and under certain conditions. If you are interested, please send a brief application with the usual documents by email to the Human Resources Department. Unfortunately, we do not offer internships for school students.
A scientific traineeship at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen can only be completed within the framework of a traineeship at the state collections and museums in Munich. Vacancies are advertised on the website of the Deutscher Museumsbund (German Museums Association). There you will also find more detailed information on the requirements and the course of the traineeship.

 

Please inform yourself about current vacancies here.

OTHER QUESTIONS

In the Pinakothek museums, the Brandhorst Museum and the Sammlung Schack, photographs may be taken for private purposes without a tripod or flash. In general, editorial and commercial photography and filming are possible in the museums of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. Please consult the press area for information on filming and photo requests.

 

The holdings of works of art in the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are documented in approx. 20,000 black-and-white photographs as well as a large number of colour photographs in high resolution for reproduction purposes.
Order your image or file in the photo orders section.

 

Exhibition catalogues can be purchased directly in one of our museum shops or online at www.cedon.de or www.buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de.

 

You can find an overview of our collection catalogues and publications here (in german).

 

Due to the infection control measures that began in 2020, the appraisal of paintings in the Neue Pinakothek had to be discontinued. However, the renovation of the building as well as data protection regulations do not allow for a continuation of the painting appraisal. If you have any questions about the authentication or value of a painting, please contact the art dealer or one of the publicly appointed and sworn experts. The names and addresses can be found in the local directory of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.