Neue Pinakothek
Barer Straße 29
Eingang Theresienstraße
80799 München

Telephone: +49 (0)89/23805-195



The Neue Pinakothek

"Rediscover the Nineteenth Century" is the motto of the Neue Pinakothek (New Painting Gallery). Paintings and sculptures from Classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau and the Gründerzeit are represented in a varied manner as well as masterpieces of the great pioneers of Modernism: Max Liebermann, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh or Paul Cézanne. Regular thematic exhibitions and accompanying events, such as concerts or readings in the Neue Pinakothek, extend and deepen this spectrum.


Ludwig I (1786-1868) commissioned the Neue Pinakothek to be built opposite the Alte Pinakothek to put the art of his own time in relation to the "Old Masters". After its destruction in WWII, the remains of the Neue Pinakothek were demolished and the building was replaced by a modern new construction designed by Alexander von Branca (1919-2011). Today's Neue Pinakothek was built on the site of the previous building destroyed in the war and opened in 1981. Today, in addition to the gallery, the administration of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections) and the Doerner Institute in charge of the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are housed in the same building. In terms of interior design, the complex is considered one of the most extraordinary museum buildings of the post-war period in Germany.

The Neue Pinakothek is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen.