Neue Pinakothek

Munich, Germany

Neue Pinakothek


The Neue Pinakothek (German: [╦łn╔ö╩Ć.╔Ö pinako╦łte╦Ék], New Pinacotheca) is an art museum in Munich, Germany. Its focus is European Art of the 18th and 19th centuries, and it is one of the most important museums of art of the nineteenth century in the world. Together with the Alte Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne, it is part of Munich's "Kunstareal" (the "art area").

The museum was founded by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1853. The original building constructed by Friedrich von G├Ąrtner and August von Voit was destroyed during World War II. The ruin of the Neue Pinakothek was demolished in 1949.

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