It's often possible to equate a city's cultural clout with how much international renown is earned by its institutions. We can safely say that, due to the collection of three museums known as the Pinakotheken, that Munich has quite the clout. The Alte (Old) Pinakothek consists of 15th-18th century religious paintings, the Neue (New) Pinakothek houses 19th-20th century Expressionism and Impressionism, and the Pinakothek der Moderne displays 20th century art in its many forms. Located at Barer Strasse, day passes for all three museums are about $15 USD and are well worth the price for pieces by European greats such as Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, and more. We know its a lot of paint on canvas to spend a whole day appreciating, so we suggest taking a break to stretch your legs in the Maxvorstadt district or hitting up the beer and natural greenery of the English Garden to the east prior to returning to the museums.