Neue Pinakothek

Current information: Closure of the Neue Pinakothek

Dear Visitors,

On 31 December 2018 the Neue Pinakothek will close to the public for structural reasons and in preparation for a comprehensive renovation scheme.
A selection of masterpieces of 19th-century art will be shown from the summer of 2019 onwards on the groundfloor of the Alte Pinakothek (East Wing) and in the Sammlung Schack.
Please take these changes into consideration when planning a visit to the ‘Kunstareal’ and the Pinakothek Museums. Details about the selection of works to be shown will be available on our website from October this year.

Opening Hours

Daily
10 am - 6 pm
On Tuesdays
closed
On Wednesdays
10 am - 8 pm
Regular
7 Euro
Reduced
5 Euro
On Sundays
1 Euro

Admission

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Admission is free for children and young people under the age of 18.

Reduced
5 Euro
Regular
7 Euro

ON SUNDAYS
PINAKOTHEKEN, MUSEUM
BRANDHORST, SAMMLUNG SCHACK

Regular
1 Euro

DAY PASS
PINAKOTHEKEN, MUSEUM
BRANDHORST, SAMMLUNG SCHACK

Regular
12 Euro

5-VISIT PASS
PINAKOTHEKEN, MUSEUM
BRANDHORST, SAMMLUNG SCHACK

Regular
29 Euro

Neue Pinakothek

“Rediscover the 19th Century” is the motto of the Neue Pinakothek. A richly varied tour provides an opportunity to view paintings and sculptures of the Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, Art Nouveau and Gründerzeit periods and to encounter masterpieces by major pioneers of Modern art: Max Liebermann, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. Regularly presented thematic exhibitions and accompanying events, such as concerts and readings in the Neue Pinakothek, expand and deepen this spectrum. The original edifice of the Neue Pinakothek was built from 1846-53 at the behest of Ludwig I, King of Bavaria, to house his collection of contemporary art of the time, which was intended to be the most important of its kind in Germany. Accessible to the general public from the outset, the Neue Pinakothek was thus the first museum in the world devoted to the permanent presentation of works by contemporary artists. After its complete destruction during the Second World War, the architect Alexander von Branca was entrusted with the design of the current building, which opened its doors in 1981.

Directions

Neue Pinakothek
Barer Straße 29
Entrance Theresienstraße
80333 München

You can reach the Neue Pinakothek by

Tram
No 27 to Pinakotheken

Underground (U-Bahn)
U2: to Königsplatz or Theresienstrasse
U3 | U6 to Odeonsplatz or Universität
U4 | U5 to Odeonsplatz

Bus
No 154 to Schellingstraße
No 100 (Museumslinie/ museum line): to Pinakotheken
No 100 (Museumslinie/ museum line): to Maxvorstadt / Sammlung Brandhorst

We recommend the use of public transportation. Parking is not available.

Coach
Two coach parking spaces are available in front of the Neue Pinakothek. Parking is limited to two hours (with parking disc) between 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

Take a closer look at our map (PDF, 178 KB) to get a better overview.
Your way through the Neue Pinakothek (PDF).

Online Collection

With its Online Collection, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) is making its entire holdings accessible to the public for the first time: that’s 25,000 artworks in Bavaria, Germany and Europe viewable on a single platform! It is now 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.

DISCOVER OUR ONLINE COLLECTION

Architecture

Today’s Neue Pinakothek opened its doors in 1981 and replaces the previous building dating back to 1853 that was destroyed in the Second World War. Ludwig I. had commissioned the construction, which was designed by Friedrich Gärtner und August Voit and to stand on the site opposite the Alte Pinakothek, as a gallery for his collection of contemporary painting. His vision was to facilitate a dialogue between the art of his day and the Old Masters, who were seen as role models.  Whereas Leo von Klenze’s Alte Pinakothek was rebuilt by Hans Döllgast after the Second World War, the ruins of the Neue Pinakothek were demolished and replaced by a modern, new building in accordance with the plans of Alexander von Branca, which incorporated not only the gallery of the Neue Pinakothek but also the administration of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and the Doerner Institute. The exterior of Branca’s Neue Pinakothek was sometimes criticized because of the striking references to historical form and style elements. However, the interior is undisputedly regarded as one of the best museum buildings of the post-war period in Germany thanks to the richly varied sequence of outstandingly well lit rooms oriented to meet the requirements of the works on display.

sHOP

Publications of the Neue Pinakothek as well as postcards, posters or gift articles are available in our shop.

Opening Hours
Daily except Tuesdays | 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
On Wednesdays | 10 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Contact
T +49 (0)89 28996500

All Publications are available in the museum shop Cedon: CEDON-service.

Restaurant

Restaurant Hunsinger

Opening hours
Daily 11.00 a.m. - 00.00 p.m.
Kitchen open from 11.00 a.m. - 2.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
On Tuesdays closed
On Sundays 11.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Kitchen open from 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Contact
T +49 (0)89 24290204
www.restauranthunsinger.com

Edgar Degas, Die Büglerin, c. 1869

Audio Guide

In the Neue Pinakothek, an Audio Guide for the permanent collection is included in the admission fee.

On Sundays, museum admission costs 1 Euro; the Audio Guide then costs 4,50 Euro.

The Audio Guide is available in the following languages:
German, English, French, Italian

The Audio Guide was developed in cooperation with Antenna International.

Orientation and Barrier-free accesibility

ORIENTATION / TOUR / MAP
in English (PDF)

Access to museum
Barrier-free access from Barer Strasse /corner of Theresienstrasse. A ramp leads down to Restaurant Hunsinger, next to which is the entrance to the museum.

Parking
In front of the main entrance to the Neue Pinakothek on Theresienstrasse are three designated parking spots (disabled parking permit required). 

Lifts
One lift is available. Access to all galleries is guaranteed.

Seating and wheelchairs
Light, portable folding chairs and two wheelchairs are available at the information desk. 

Restrooms
Restrooms for the disabled are on the ground floor and basement. 

Cloakroom
The cloakroom is in the basement.

Information
+49 (0)89 23805-195