Munich's main museum for artworks that belong to the Nineteenth century.
The Neue Pinakothek is an art museum in Maxvorstadt that houses a collection with works by the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, and Goya. The original Neue Pinakothek, built between 1846-53, was destroyed in the war and replaced with the building that stands today. It was the first museum whose intent was to preserve and commemorate the art that was being produced at the time. Back then, spectators may have debated the merits of Klimt painting. Now, of course, we can all see the brilliance of the work on display. Nevertheless, the tradition of the Neue Pinakothek lives on thanks to its visitors.
Walking around the Neue Pinakothek, you can either move from one numbered room to the next or, if you are in a hurry and there are only certain paintings that you wish to see, you can walk through the central connecting hub of the building and get around the museum a lot quicker. The audio guide included in the ticket price makes the experience even more engaging. The recordings that are available for each painting provide a wealth of information and context about the painting in question as well as the artist and the time that they were living in. You should definitely come to see Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or Monet’s Water Lillies, but stay and be turned on to the German works which are here, such as Carl Rottman’s, Die Landschaften Griechenlands; a series of paintings that show the then desolate sites of previously glorious Greek cities. You will definitely find something in the museum that will surprise you even if you think you know what you’ll find.
Barer Str. 29, 80799 München