The 8 Must See Museums in Munich 2023
The third largest city in Germany has more than 80 museums that cover everything from technology and cars to ancient sculpture and… potatoes! On Mondays, many museums are closed, and the best day to go is Sunday, when all state-run museums are only €1. Try to plan your trip to coincide with the “Long Night of Museums” in August. With one ticket, you can get into almost any museum in the city until the early hours of the morning.
The Glyptothek is a beautiful neoclassical building on the Königsplatz. This beautiful building is said to be the only museum in the world that only shows sculptures from the past. Instead of putting its exhibits behind glass, this museum lets you walk among them and get close to the past. It doesn’t feel like a stuffy, old-fashioned museum at all. Instead, it feels like an art gallery and is proud of its interesting modern twists. For example, key statues have been carved out of wood with a chainsaw to make modern copies of them. Your admission ticket also gives you access to the State Collection of Antiques in the building across the street. On Sundays, it only costs €1 to get in.
Museum Brandhorst just opened in 2009, but it is already a well-known stop on the art museum trail in Munich. The museum is in a very modern building, but instead of being full of exhibits, it has wide open galleries and big white walls. It always has on display works by famous modern artists like Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, and Andy Warhol, including his portrait of Marilyn Monroe. On Sundays, you can get in for only €1, and you should avoid going on Mondays when the museum is closed.
The most well-known museum in Munich is also the world’s largest science and technology museum. 1.5 million people come every year to see the 28,000 objects on display, which cover everything from amateur radio to nanotechnology. Even though you can’t always count on English translations for many of the displays and captions, most exhibitions have strong visual elements, and there are a lot of interactive presentations like the lightning show and stereotypical wacky scientists with foaming test tubes. Accept that you can only see a small part of it, and choose which of the 35 sections you want to see before you go.
The Museum of Five Continents
The first ethnology museum in Germany was this grand building on Maximilianstraße. Its collection of more than 200,000 items is spread out over a huge 4,500 square meters (48,438 square feet). It has the oldest kayak in the world and a great collection of Buddhist statues. To make it easier to find your way around, it is split up by geography and plays soft music from that area in the background. Visitors like to look at the parts about Asia in particular. The price of a ticket is just €5, or €1 on Sundays. Free admission is given to children under 15 years old.
State Collection of Egyptian Art
Even though its collection spans more than 5,000 years, this museum is proud of the fact that it presents its ancient artifacts in a way that is easy to understand. The building itself is worth seeing. It’s set below ground and has bare concrete walls, big halls, and even custom neon lights. It’s modern and interesting, and it goes well with what’s inside. If your German is good, you can go to one of their regular talks about the culture of ancient Egypt. If not, don’t worry. The museum’s multimedia guide has tours in English as well.
This shrine to a common carbohydrate might not be a “must-see,” but the potato museum is definitely the strangest museum in Munich. It takes up eight rooms and has strange potato statues, a special library for scientists, and a tribute to this simple vegetable that looks like it was made by Andy Warhol. In 2006, the museum grew to include Pfanni, which had the only potato farm in Munich in the 1960s. Even if you don’t learn anything new about potatoes, the good news is that it’s free to get in.
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This museum is a reminder of a part of Munich’s history that the city tries to forget about too often. More than just a collection of Nazi documents, it focuses on the history of anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of racial prejudice. It has white walls and a quiet, library-like atmosphere, which show how serious it is. It’s mostly text-based exhibits, so much so that there are reading stools to save your legs. Make sure to use one, because you’ll probably spend more time here than you planned.
The Pinakothek family of art museums is made up of three sites that are separated by the type of art and when it was made. When it was built in the 1800s, the “Alte” Pinakothek, which is 127 m (147 ft) long, was the largest gallery in Europe. It has art from as far back as the 1400s, including Rembrandt’s self-portrait. The “Neue” Pinakothek has 450 pieces of art from the 19th century. Its slogan is “From Goya to Picasso.” Lastly, the “Modern” Pinakothek brings together four collections of art, architecture, and design under one roof. There is a Pinakothek for everyone, whether you like the classics or something more modern.
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