Branch Galleries

Branch Galleries in Bavaria

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to the Pinakotheken in Munich. However, few people know that the high-calibre holdings of this unique collection extend far beyond the city. The treasures of the Pinakotheken can be explored in their nearly 20 branches, which are located all over Bavaria. The sites of the galleries, which can be found in old castles, magnificent residences and palace complexes, display superb works within their stately walls. The branch galleries (Staatsgalerien) reflect the enormous diversity of the collection.

Die Pinakotheken in Bayern

The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria

The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria

The Bavarian State Painting Collections are famous world over. Every year, visitors from home and abroad flock to the Alte and the Neue Pinakothek, the Schack Collection, the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst. But very few of them are aware that this unique, high-quality collection is housed not just in Munich, but far beyond. Thus Hans Holbein, for example, can be seen in St. Catherine’s church in Augsburg, Peter Paul Rubens in Neuburg an der Donau and (with a twinkle in his eye) the Norwegian caricaturist Olaf Gulbransson in Tegernsee.

From medieval altarpieces to media installations, from Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol, from Ansbach all the way to Würzburg… Richly illustrated and in the words of those who care for them, this volume tells of famous showpieces, uncovers hidden treasures and invites readers on journeys through the past and present of the Pinakothek museums in Bavaria: more than 25,000 works in 19 locations, but just one collection.

  •  Ideal companion for keen travellers and art lovers in a handy format

  •  Top-quality masterpieces and attractive excursion destinations

  •  The first guide to all the locations of the bavarian state painting collections throughout Bavaria

The Pinakothek Museums in Bavaria
Ed. Bernhard Maaz
With contributions by A. Bambi, P. Dander, B. Ebert, N. Engel, I. Graeve-Ingelmann, E. Hipp, J. Kaak, O. Kase, M. Neumeister, H. Rott, M. Schawe, B. Schwenk, A. Schumacher, C. Thierolf
With a photo essay by Martin Fengel

180 pages, 144 colour illustrations, 15 x 21 cm, softcover with flaps

ISBN: 978-3-7774-2544-3 |  9,95 £ [UK]
To the Website of Hirmer Publishers
Staatsgalerie Ansbach

Staatsgalerie Ansbach

In the festive gallery hall of the Ansbach Residence visitors will encounter selected works of Flemish, Dutch and French baroque painting. From still lifes to portraits, paintings of all genres are represented – even such brilliant genre pictures as "The Secret Lover" by Jean-Baptiste Le Prince or Jan Both’s "Roman Folk Scene" can be discovered here. The adjoining picture collection shows works by the local court artists. Only part of the works on display originated from the original margravial collection: numerous high-quality paintings of other origins characterize today’s presentation.

Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Residenz
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach

Opening hours
April-September: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
October-March: 10.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Closed on: January 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25 / 31

Admission charges
4,50 Euro | regular
3,50 Euro | reduced

Staatsgalerie Schloss Johannisburg

Staatsgalerie Schloss Johannisburg

Due to renovation works the state gallery will be closed from 05/10/2015 for the course of three years. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding. 

The gallery of paintings at Schloss Johannisburg is fundamentally based on the original collection, which was established by the last prince elector and archbishop of Mainz, Friedrich Karl von Erthal. Today, the collection still reveals the taste and collecting proclivities of the prince elector: genre painting, as well as Flemish and German landscape painting. The collection was further enriched by an impressive Passion series by Rembrandt's last student, Aert de Gelder works from the gallery of the cathedral dean Hugo Franz von Eltz. The focus of the Old German gallery centers around several works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his students.

The Staatsgalerie is located in Schloss Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg.

Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Schlossplatz 4
63739 Aschaffenburg
T +49 (0)6021 386570

Staatsgalerie in der Katharinenkirche

Staatsgalerie in der Katharinenkirche

Founded after 1806 and established in 1835 in the Church of St. Catherine, the gallery is the oldest branch gallery of the Bavarian State Painting Collections. It comprises paintings from the Augsburg and Swabian schools of the late Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance, the great period of Augsburg painting. Numerous works are among them, which were commissioned by patrician families for churches and monasteries of the old imperial city, among others also for Saint Catherine’s monastery. At the centre of the collection are Dürer's portrait of Jakob Fugger the Rich and the series of paintings of the seven Roman basilicas by H. Holbein the Elder, H. Burgkmair and the monogrammist L. F.

The Staatsgalerie is located in Katharinenkirche Augsburg, access via the Schaezlerpalais

Adress
Staatsgalerie in der Katharinenkirche
Entrance Schaezlerpalais
Maximilianstraße 46
86150 Augsburg
T +49 (0)821 510350

Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday
10.00 a.m.-  5.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Open from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.:
Epiphany (Heilige Drei Könige, 06 January), Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Hohes Friedensfest (08 August), Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt, 15 August), Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit, 03 October), Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Year’s Eve (31 December)

Closed on:
Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve (24 December), New Year’s Day (01 January)

Admission charges
7 Euro | regular
5,50 Euro | reduced

To the website of Schaezlerpalais Augsburg

Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst im Glaspalast Augsburg

Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst im Glaspalast Augsburg

Current exhibition: "Uproar in Augsburg. German Painting since 1960" until 31 Dec 2019
Two generations of German post-war artists are placed side by side at Glaspalast Augsburg with major works from the collections of Pinakothek der Moderne. What unites them is the tendency towards figurative painting, which excludes neither personal nor political comments and thus counters the approaches of 1960s Concept and Minimal Art. With Markus Lüpertz, A. R. Penck and Jörg Immendorff, the exhibition shows positions of an eventful time in which painting asserts itself next to a multitude of emerging art trends and new media. Style and content are critically questioned, redefined and revolutionized. These changes shed new light on the works of the next generation, the so-called "Neue Wilde" (New Wild). In Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg, three artistic centres emerged, whose representatives, such as Salomé, Rainer Fetting, Markus Oehlen, Günther Förg and Walter Dahn, reveal their reflections on social upheavals in expressive, loud and vividly coloured works.

Adress
Staatsgalerie Moderne Kunst im Glaspalast Augsburg
Eine Zweiggalerie der Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Beim Glaspalast 1
86153 Augsburg
T +49 (0)821 3244155

Opening hours
Daily except Monday 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Admission charges
7 Euro | regular
5,50 Euro | reduced

To the Website H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast Augsburg

Staatsgalerie in der Neuen Residenz Bamberg

Staatsgalerie in der Neuen Residenz Bamberg

The Staatsgalerie is located in the New Residence in Bamberg and consists of two sections.

Old German section
In the former Prince-Bishop's Residence in Bamberg, masterpieces of late Gothic and early Renaissance art from the collections of the state and the City of Bamberg are exhibited, merging to form an important ensemble of Bamberg, Franconian and Cologne paintings. These include major works from the Boisserée Collection, the famous gallery of Old German, predominantly Old Cologne painting acquired by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1827 for Alte Pinakothek, which was then under construction.

Baroque Gallery
The Baroque section of the Staatsgalerie shows monumental paintings of picture galleries by Johann Michael Bretschneider (1656-1727), works by the Rubens teacher Otto van Veen (c. 1556-1629) and by Rembrandt contemporary Jan Lievens (1607-1674), as well as Dutch landscape paintings and still lifes. A separate room is dedicated to the collection of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops: 40 paintings in a multi-row hanging arrangement illustrate the habits of collecting and presenting during the Baroque period.

Adress
Neue Residenz
Domplatz 8
96049 Bamberg
T +49 (0)951 519390

Opening hours
April-September: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
October-March: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Open daily

Closed on:
January 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25 / 31

Admission charges
4,50 Euro | regular
3,50 Euro | reduced

Combination ticket
(New Residence in Bamberg/ Seehof Palace)
7 Euro | regular
5,50 Euro | reduced

To the Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
To the Website "Museen um den Bamberger Dom"
www.residenz-bamberg.de

Staatsgalerie Bayreuth

Staatsgalerie Bayreuth

The branch Gallery in the New Palace in Bayreuth contains more than eighty Dutch, Flemish and German paintings dating from the late seventeenth to the eighteenth century. Displayed in elaborate frames in the recently restored picture gallery founded by Margrave Friedrich and his wife, Wilhelmine, they give a good idea of how a late Baroque art collection must have looked.

A major focus is Dutch painting from around 1700, the end of the Golden Age. In the late seventeenth century French influence “ennobled” the visual arts in the Low Countries. Painting there began to be dominated in form and content by classical antiquity and acquired a new decorative elegance. The first room in the Bayreuth State Gallery focuses on history painting, e.g. by Gerard de Lairesse, Gerard Hoet and Adriaen van der Werff. These figure paintings appear alongside masterpieces by the finest still-life painters of the age: Lavish flower pices by Rachel Ruysch and Jan Huysum or Jan Weenix’s much-admired hunting still lifes.

The second room centres on German landscape painting of the eighteenth century, with major pictures by artists who took their cue from Dutch seventeenth-century painting, including Philipp Hieronymus Brinckmann, Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich and August Querfurt.

The third main focus of the State Gallery is especially distinctive. A separate cabinet is devoted to charming portraits, genre paintings and still lifes by the Flemish artist Peter Jakob Horemans (1700-1776), who was active as court painter in Munich. Horemans’s lovingly detailed images captured the richness of eighteenth century culture, giving present-day viewers an insight into everyday life in southern Germany in the Rococo period.

The State Gallery is located in the New Palace in Bayreuth.

To the website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Ludwigstr. 21
95444 Bayreuth
T +49 (0)921 75969 0

Opening hours
April-September: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
October-March: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Open daily

Closed on:
January 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25 / 31

Admission charges
5,50 Euro | regular
4,50 Euro | reduced

Staatsgalerie in der Burg Burghausen

Staatsgalerie in der Burg Burghausen

This branch gallery is located in the palace of the citadel at Burghausen, one of Germany's largest fortresses. 15th and 16th century paintings from the South German (Bavarian) and the neighboring Austrian region are exhibited here. On the third floor there is a large-format painting on the subject of Bavarian ducal history that is part of the cycle completed by the painter Hans Werl for the old Herkulessaal of the Munich royal residence. The holdings are supplemented with a selection of sculptural works from the Bayerische Nationalmuseum collection.

The Staatsgalerie is located in Burghausen Castle.

To the website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Burg zu Burghausen
Burg Nr. 48
84489 Burghausen
T +49 (0)871 92411 0 

Opening hours
April-September: 9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
October-March: 10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
open daily

Closed on:
01 January, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

Admission charges
4,50 Euro | regular
3,50 Euro | reduced

Staatsgalerie im Hohen Schloss Füssen

Staatsgalerie im Hohen Schloss Füssen

This collection includes Late Gothic panel paintings and sculptures from the Swabian-Bavarian and Allgaeu region, works which are well matched to the location of the castle and its great hall. A large part of the holdings stem from the collection of Prince of Oettingen-Wallerstein, which was acquired by Bavarian King Ludwig I in 1828. These works include the famous five panels with scenes from the legend of St. Magnus, and the impressive depictions of "war" and "plague" that were executed by a painter from Upper Swabia in 1510.

The Staatsgalerie is located in the Hohes Schloss in Fuessen

Link to the city of Fuessen

Adress
Hohes Schloss
Magnusplatz 10
87622 Füssen
T +49 (0)8362 940 162 (Information desk)
T +49 (0)8362 903 191 

Opening hours

April - October
Tuesday - Sunday
11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

November - March
Friday - Sunday
1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Admission charges
6 Euro | regular
4 Euro | reduced
7 Euro | Combination Ticket Museums

Staatsgalerie Neuburg

Staatsgalerie Neuburg

The branch gallery of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in the royal Residence Palace in Neuburg a.d. Donau contains 120 works devoted exclusively to Flemish Baroque painting. On commission from Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm of the Palatinate-Neuburg, Peter Paul Rubens completed three altar paintings for the court church in Neuburg: "The Great Last Judgement" (Alte Pinakothek, Munich) as well as two works for the side altars, "The Adoration of the Shepherds" and "The Descending of the Holy Spirit". These paintings, which were brought to Neuburg in 1620 and about which information exists through extensive correspondence between Rubens and Wolfgang Wilhem concerning their execution and remuneration, were brought to Dusseldorf in 1692. They then found their way to Munich with the entire collection of works from the Dusseldorf Gallery in 1805. Virtually hidden in a repository after the Second World War, the works now form the heart of the Staatsgalerie collection "Flemish Baroque painting" in Neuburg. In addition to these there are six further paintings from Rubens and his studio. Two other outstanding Antwerp painters of the time, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, who developed their own unmistakable style in addition to that of Rubens, are represented with history paintings and portraits. In Antwerp, all fields of painting were cultivated during the 17 th century: history, portrait, landscape, still life, hunting scenes and genre works. Each is shown through important examples from the best representatives of their respective field, including Hendrik van Balen, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jan Cossiers, Frans Francken the Younger, Frans Snyders, David Teniers, Paul de Vos and Jan Wildens.

The State Gallery Flemish Baroque Painting is located in the Residence Palace in Neuburg a. d. Donau.

Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Residenzstr. 2
86633 Neuburg an der Donau
 T +49 (0) 8431 64430

Opening hours
April-September: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Oktober-März: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Closed on:
January 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25 / 31

Admission charges
5,50 Euro | regular
4,50 Euro | reduced

Staatsgalerie at Benediktiner-Abtei Ottobeuren

Staatsgalerie at Benediktiner-Abtei Ottobeuren

Numerous paintings in this gallery collection – Swabian, and especially Late Gothic altar panels from the Allgaeu region – were completed for the Benedictine monastery in Ottobeuren. Especially noteworthy are the panels done by an anonymous master from around 1450, which depict the moral lessons of the immaculate chasteness of the Virgin Mary in 27 individual scenes. The holdings are rounded out by a selection of 17 th and 18 th century paintings, including works by Giovanni Battista Pittoni.

Link to the Benedictine monastery in Ottobeuren

Adress
Benediktinerabtei Ottobeuren
Sebastian-Kneipp-Str. 1
87724 Ottobeuren

Opening hours

Individual visits are only possible in January on Wednesdays, 10.00 a.m.–12.00 a.m. and 02.00 p.m.–04.00 p.m. (please make an appointment by telephone at the abbey gate). Group visits are possible on request daily from 10.00 a.m.–12.00 a.m. and 02.00 p.m.–04.00 p.m.

From 01 February to Palm Sunday, the Abbey Museum and the Staatsgalerie are closed. Group visits on request are still possible.

Opening hours from Palm Sunday to All Saints' Day:

daily 10.00 - 12.00
and 02.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.

Access via the Abbey Museum

Staatsgalerie Schleissheim

Staatsgalerie Schleissheim

In the former summer palace of the Prince Elector Max Emanuel a distinguished painting gallery is open to the public and has been set up to supplement the holdings of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. On display are works from the European Baroque era, including paintings from Lodovico Carracci, Guercino, Carlo Saraceni, Luca Giordano, Carlo Dolci, Jacopo Amigoni, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis van Dyck, David Teniers the Younger, Joachim von Sandrart and Joseph Vivien.

Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Neues Schloss
Max-Emanuel-Platz 1
85765 Oberschleißheim
T +49 (0)89 315872-0

Opening hours
April-September:
9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
October-March:
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Closed on:
01 January, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

Admission charges
4,50 Euro | regular
3,50 Euro | reduced

Combination ticket (Old Palace / New Palace / Lustheim Palace)
8 Euro | regular
6 Euro | reduced

Olaf Gulbransson Museum Tegernsee

Olaf Gulbransson Museum Tegernsee

Norwegian artist Olaf Gulbransson (1873–1958) first gained international attention as a draughtsman for Munich’s legendary satirical magazine Simplicissimus, and eventually became one the shrewdest caricaturists of his time. In 1929 he settled at Tegernsee and purchased thefabled Schererhof, and it was here that he created the majority of his work. The distinctive graphic quality of Gulbransson’s works remains impressive to this day; Luis Murschetz called him a titan of the art of drawing. In 1966, the Olaf Gulbransson Museum was built in Tegernsee, designed by Sep Ruf. Since 1974, it has operated as a branch gallery of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, managed by the Olaf Gulbransson Gesellschaft e.V. The museum’s permanent exhibition presents a selection of outstanding caricatures by Olaf Gulbransson, his rare and delicately rendered oil paintings, as well as an extensive collection of his celebrated book illustrations such as Ludwig Thoma’s Lausbubengeschichten, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, and Gulbransson’s own autobiography Es war einmal. Since 2008, special exhibitions of works by related artists have been shown in an annex financed through third-party funds. 

Website of Olaf Gulbransson Museum

Adress
Olaf Gulbransson Museum, Tegernsee
Im Kurgarten 5
83684 Tegernsee
T +49 (0)8022 3338

Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Easter Monday and Whit Monday
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
31 Dezember
10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Closed on:
January 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25

Admission charges
6 Euro | regular
5 Euro | reduced
3 Euro | Tegernsee Card
1 Euro | Students
Free admission for children and young people under the age of 18.

Staatsgalerie in der Residenz Würzburg

Staatsgalerie in der Residenz Würzburg

After its renovation, the Würzburg branch gallery of the Bavarian State Painting Collections has been reopened since 02 December 2016 and invites you to a journey through the great centuries of Venetian painting. The Staatsgalerie is located in the north wing of the Prince-Bishop's residence, world famous for the magnificent architecture by Balthasar Neumann and the spectacular frescos by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Renaissance paintings from the workshop of Titian and Veronese, by Palma Giovane and the Bassanos recall the splendid tradition of the art and trade metropolis of Venice. Outstanding works by Amigoni, Piazzetta, Pittoni and Tiepolo stand as a testimony to the European dominance of Venetian painting in the 18th century. The exhibited devotional and historical pictures, allegories and portraits offer a variety of insights into the social, political and religious life of the lagoon city. Two unusual history paintings by Joseph Heintz the Younger even show Venice as a city of celebrations and amusement.

Website of the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Adress
Residenz
Residenzplatz 2
97070 Würzburg
T +49 (0) 931 35517 0

Opening Hours
April-October:
09.00 a.m. - 06.00 p.m.
November-March:
10.00 a.m. - 04.30 p.m.
Open daily

Closed on:
Januar 01, Shrove Tuesday, December 24 / 25 / 31

Admission charges
7,50 | regular
6,50 | reduced