Munich's Museums District

Munich - a city of arts and culture.

 

Not far from Ruby Lilly you find the finest art and historic museums, the Bavarian capital has to offer. All of them are located next to each other in the museums district called 'Kunstareal'. 

Strength yourself well in the morning, because there is much to discover. Be fascinated by the six meters high painting named 'Great Last Judgement' by Rubens in the Alte Pinakothek, visit Europe's biggest collection of works by Andy Warhol in the Museum Brandhorst, go underground for the exhibits of Egyptian history, take a relaxing break in the beautiful garden of the Lenbachhaus, receive some answers to the German NS history and much more.

 

We created an overview of the main art galleries and historic museums, especially suitable for a rainy day but for sure, always worth to spend some of your precious hours during your Munich city trip.

By the way, on Sundays you only pay € 1 entrance fee for most of them.

Lenbachhaus

Lenbachhaus

The Lenbachhaus is a landmark of Munich's cultural landscape and hosts permanent exhibitions of the artists group ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ as well as the collection known by the term ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’. Moreover, by temporary exhibitions, the Lenbachhaus offers its audience to engage with changing art works. Beside the exhibits, the villa entails a wonderful garden, which invites guests to take a break from the busy city life and enjoy its beauty.

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Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek

The Alte Pinakothek comprises 700 art works among others by none less than Botticelli, da Vinci and Dürer. One main highlight is definitely the 'Great Last Judgement' by Peter Paul Rubens, which raises in front of the spectator with a height of six meters.

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Pinakothek der Moderne

Pinakothek der Moderne

The Pinakothek der Moderne is concerned with classical modernism and contemporary art, from Expressionism, Cubism, New Objectivity and Bauhaus to Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimal Art. Further it is home to Munich's Design Museum, the Architecture Museum of Munich Technical University and the National Graphic Arts Collection.

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Museum Brandhorst

Museum Brandhorst

For the last decade Museum Brandhorst developed to a central location for avantgarde art and is home to the largest collection of works by Andy Warhol in Europe. Until April 2020, the Brandhorst Museum also hosts the exhibition ‘Forever Young’.

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State Museum of Egyptian Art

State Museum of Egyptian Art

The State Museum of Egyptian Art is entirely located underground. The collection convinces with high quality instead of quantity and gives the audience an overview of 5000 years of Egyptian art and culture.

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Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

As a sign of remembrance and to deal with the terrible history, the Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism was opened in 2015. The permanent exhibition addresses the origins and rise of National Socialism, the special role of Munich and the difficulty to deal with this past.

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