for the Wittelbachs Collection. Archictect Leo von Klenze accepted this job
The Alte Pinakothek (Old Pinakothek) was at that time the largest museum
in the world with a neo-renaissance exterior.
So, the museum looked like a castle, which was common in the 19th. century.
|Alte Pinakothek Munich Germany Own Picture|
gallleries in the world like Rome (Italy), Saint Petersburg (Russia) and
Munich Alte Pinakothek around 1900 - Source picture: Wikipedia
During World War I the building was seriously damaged by bombing.
In the late 1950's it was restored and back opened for public.
I visited the museum in 2014 during a holiday in Munich and its architecture
really fascinates me a lot. There also is a huge collection of Early Italian,
Old German, Old Dutch and even Flemish paintings. More than 800 of these
are shown in the Alte Pinakothek. It is really worth a visit!
Me with a lion near the Alte Pinakothek in Munich
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