Expand your knowledge by visiting Munich's Museums




Alte Pinakothek

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Alte Pinakothek

The dukes, electoral princes and kings of the House of Wittelsbach collected over 800 masterpieces of European art from the 14th to the 18th century, which have been on display in this building erected by Leo von Klenze since 1836. The Alte Pinakothek contains one of the world's most important international art collections with pieces by famous artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Tizian, Tintoretto and Velasques.

Contact

Phone: 089 238 052 15
Website: www.alte-pinakothek.de


Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

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Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

The first building in the museum complex was built in 1859, on the orders of King Maximilian II. Until 1900, it was extended several times by Gabriel Seidl, in the historism style. The Bavarian National Museum is one of Europe's greatest art and history museums. Its diverse collections of art handicrafts and folklore is not limited to items from Bavaria. The collection of nativity scenes in the basement is one of the most beautiful and most valuable in the world. Furniture, precious tapestries, sculptures, paintings, toys, musical instruments and other every day items give the visitor a vivid insight into the past.

Contact

Phone: 089 211 24 01
Website: www.bayerisches-nationalmuseum.de


BMW-Museum

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BMW-Museum

On roughly 5000 m² with 125 exhibits, the BMW Museum provides insight into the more than ninety-year-long history of the Bayerische Motorenwerke (BMW). Both the permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibitions in the circular building present the company and product history in an exciting and imaginative way. A visit is not only worthwhile for car enthusiasts!

Contact

Website: www.bmw-welt.com/de.html


Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

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Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

The building,constructed by Augustinian hermits at the end of the 13th century, has housed the largest museum on the history and development of hunting and fishing in the German-speaking world since 1966. In addition to the famous antler collection of Count Maximilian von Arco-Zinneberg, 500 wild animals, including cave bear, wild boar and Irish giant deer can be admired here, as well as hunting trophies, prepared freshwater fish, fossilized prehistoric fish, hunting paintings, hunting and fishing tools and utensils from the Stone Age to modern times. There is also an extra petting corner for small children.

Contact

Phone: 089 220 522


Deutsches Museum

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Deutsches Museum

At the time of its opening in 1906, the Deutsches Museum was already considered the world's largest museum of technology and natural science.After partial destruction during the World War II and a fire in the 1980s, it was rebuilt, partially restructured and expanded. Nowadays it covers 55,000 square meters. In addition to the impressive large exhibits and demonstrations, visitors can conduct playful experiments or walk through a coal mine. A visit to the planetarium is also recommended.

Contact

Phone: 089 217 91
Website: www.deutsches-museum.de


Flugwerft Schleißheim des Deutschen Museums

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Flugwerft Schleißheim des Deutschen Museums

The Flugwerft Schleißheim is a branch of the Deutsches Museum, located on the grounds of Germany's oldest airport. Over 50 aeroplanes, helicopters, hanggliders, various on-board and ground appliances, as well as part of the European rocket Ariane give visitors a glimpse into the stirring history of air travel. Visitors can also take a peek through the workshop windows to watch restoration work being carried out.

Contact

Phone: 089 2179-333
Website: www.deutsches-museum.de/flugwerft-schleissheim


Haus der Kunst

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Haus der Kunst

After the Glass Palace burnt down in 1931, Hitler commissioned the construction of the "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" (House of German Art) from Paul Ludwig Troost. The monumental building, modeled on Schinkel's museum in Berlin, was inaugurated with the first "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung" (Great German Art Exhibition) in 1937. At the same time, a probably far more interesting exhibition of "degenerate art" was shown at the "Hofgarten" in Munich. After World War II, the building became a casino run by the US army and was handed back to the Bavarian government in 1948. Within the past 50 years the Haus der Kunst became one of the most famous galleries for modern and contemporary art. It now houses the kind degenerate artwork, which it was originally supposed to counteract.

Contact

Phone: 089 211 271 13
Website: www.hausderkunst.de


Karl Valentin Musäum

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Karl Valentin Musäum

In 1959, Hannes König opened this collection of oddities in the towers of the Isartor (city gate), in honor of one of Munich's most famous sons: the folk singer and comedian Karl Valentin (1882 - 1948). Visitors can look at pictures and texts, as well as items from the life of Valentin and his partner Liesl Karlstadt, such as the nail on which he hung his carreer as a carpenter, or a lying stand-up collar. A paradise for Valentin-fans and anyone with sense of humor. Visitors can also enjoy refreshments in the cozy atmosphere of the Folk Singer Café.

Contact

Phone: 089 223 266
Website: www.valentin-musaeum.de/


Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung

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Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung

The exhibition hall Hypo-Kunsthalle, founded by the Hypo foundation for culture Hypo-Kulturstiftung, has been one of Munich's most important cultural institutions since fall of 1983. The exhibitions range from prehistoric times to the present day. Since 1986, the foundation has awarded an annual prize of € 75,000 for the upkeep of historical monuments. It also organizes piano concerts, enabling talented young musicians to get international notice.

Contact

Phone: 089 224 412
Website: www.hypo-kunsthalle.de


Münchner Stadtmuseum

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Münchner Stadtmuseum

The late Gothic building of the former armory houses versatile cultural-historical collections with impressive holdings on the city's history, as well as international exhibits and diverse temporary and special exhibitions, some with demonstrations, under one roof: in addition to the exhibition Stadtbild München (Munich Cityscape), the Deutsches Brauerreimuseum (German Brewery Museum), the Fotomuseum (Photography Museum), the Puppet Theater Museum (Puppentheater Museum) and the Musikinstrumentenmuseum (Musical Instrument Museum) with around 2,000 exhibits from all over the world and an extensive collection of Far Eastern gongs. Occasionally, there are also concerts and presentations. The associated Film Museum shows historical films and important works from all over the world in the original version, often in the presence of special guests and lecturers. The Stadtcafé on the ground floor is also worth visiting, especially on sunny days when tables are set up in the picturesque inner courtyard.

Contact

Phone: 089 233 223 70
Website: www.stadtmuseum-online.de


Museum Brandhorst

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Museum Brandhorst

In 2009, Munich's "Kunstareal" (art district) in Maxvorstadt was enriched by a new museum. On roughly 3200 m² of exhibition space, the Brandhorst Museum houses over 700 works of art from the collection of Anette and Udo Brandhorst. The couple started collecting modern and contemporary art in the 1970's, paying special attention to artists that influenced art after 1945. But the museum not only impresses with its exhibits, the building itself is also well worth seeing. 36,000 multicolored ceramic bars create different visual impressions, depending on the perspective, and give the museum its unique appearance. The adjoining café "Gaeta" can be visited without an admission ticket for the museum.

Contact

Phone: 089 238 052 286
Website: www.museum-brandhorst.de/


Museum der Phantasie

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Museum der Phantasie

Located in Höhenrieder Park on the shores of Lake Starnberg, the museum's multi-structured and varied building, designed by Günther Behnisch, is intended to reflect the diversity of the collections on display, which the artist Lothar-Günther Buchheim has compiled over 30 years. In addition to many Expressionist works, one can find a folkloristic and ethnological collection with religious and everyday items from Asia and Africa, autodidactic works, and handicrafts from all over the world. There are also special exhibitions and various events, such as concerts, readings, plays or films, and art workshops for adults and children.

Contact

Phone: 081 589 970 60
Website: www.buchheimmuseum.de


Museum Mensch und Natur

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Museum Mensch und Natur

In 1990, the Bavarian State Natural Science Collections opened the Museum of Man and Nature in the north wing of Nymphenburg Palace. Visitors are taken on an exciting journey through the history of the earth and humanity. The development of planet earth and living organisms, the diversity of lifeforms, human biology and man's relationship with his enviroment are taught in a lively, entertaining way. Dioramas, models, replicas, interactive exhibits and impressive natural objects turning even dry topics into an experience that also inspires children in particular.

Contact

Phone: 089 179 58 90
Website: www.musmn.de


Neue Pinakothek

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Neue Pinakothek

Having discovered his passion for modern art, King Ludwig I collected more than 400 paintings, mainly from the Munich School (Münchner Schule), until his death in 1868. After 1909, Hugo von Tschudis completed the collection with international pieces. Paintings by the "Blauer Reiter" (the Blue Rider) group, "Brücke" (the Bridge), and surrealist artists, as well as paintings by Cézanne, Picasso and Van Gogh can also be seen here.

Contact

Phone: 089 238 051 95
Website: www.pinakothek.de


Pinakothek der Moderne

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Pinakothek der Moderne

The Pinakothek of Modern Art is located on the grounds of the old Türkenkaserne. The new building fits into Munich's unique museum district, alongside the Alte and Neue Pinakothek across the road, the Lenbachhaus, the Glyptothek, and the Antikensammlung. The impressive, open architecture puts the works on display in a way that emphasizes both their individuality and their relationship to each other. The museum shows the development of the fine arts in the 20th and 21st century and is a center of modern art of international standard. The exhibition space is divided into four sections: art, graphic art, design, and architecture. Visitors are presented with a unique overview of modern art, in all its variety, of the highest level. Refreshments are available in the Museum's Café-Bar 48|8.

Contact

Phone: 089 238 053 60
Website: www.pinakothek.de


Prähistorische/Archäologische Staatssammlung

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Prähistorische/Archäologische Staatssammlung

The State Archaeological Collection, founded in 1885, gives an insight into prehistoric and protohistoric Bavaria. Artistically prepared items of daily use, sacrificial offerings, burial gifts, and finds from early settlements in Bavaria, from the early Stone Age through the early Middle Ages, are exhibited alongside finds from the Mediterranean and the Orient to show bilateral influences and parallels. Special exhibits also cover historical themes up to modern times.

Contact

Phone: 089 211 24 02
Website: www.archaeologie-bayern.de


Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde

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Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde

In the building erected around 1860 as the Bavarian National Museum, visitors can go on a voyage of discovery through all the continents of the earth. The oldest objects go back to enthnographic collections of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Explorers and travellers added further pieces and collections. Burial objects, clothes, masks and religious artifacts from America, Africa, India, Japan and China can be admired in the permanent exhibition. In addition, there are exhibitions with holdings from Australia, Oceania, Tibet, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Contact

Phone: 089 210 136 100
Website: www.voelkerkundemuseum-muenchen.de


Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau

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Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau

This "Tuscan" villa was built in the 19th century for Munich's great artist Franz von Lenbach. Several private rooms have been restored to provide insight into life during the Wilhelmine era. The museum houses Lenbach's unique collection of works by the "Blauer Reiter" group: there are over 60 paintings by Kandinsky alone, but Klee, Marc, Macke and Münther are also represented. There are also paintings of the Munich School of the 18th and 19th centuries, Art Nouveau, and New Objectivity styles. In 1994 the Kunstbau, designed by Uwe Kiessler, was opened to extend the exhibition area below Königsplatz. The original rooms are now used for temporary exhibitions, especially of modern and contemporary artists.

Contact

Phone: 089 233 320 00
Website: www.lenbachhaus.de


Villa Stuck

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Villa Stuck

The Museum Villa Stuck was opened in 1992 by the city of Munich. It houses the historic studio and living quarters of the famous Munich artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), as well as a significant collection of his works. Additional space was set aside for International exhibitions of art from around 1900, as well as of modern and contemporary art. The Villa Stuck itself is a work of art, combining life, architecture and art.

Contact

Phone: 089 45 55 51-0
Website: www.villastuck.de

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