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Museums and Galleries

There are so many museums in Munich that you could easily fill a two-weeks holiday just visiting  exhibitions. We selected several highlights for you.


You are interested in select artists? A list of Munich's galleries can be found on the website of the City of Munich. 

Nature and Technology

Deutsches Museum

German Museum (Deutsches Museum)

Sailing ships, models of atoms, windmills, space probes, diesel locomotives, industrial robots, organs, lifeboats,...this unbelievable abundance of technical achievement - and lots more - can be found in the Deutsches Museum.

BMW Museum

BMW Museum

A museum not just for car enthusiasts: the BMW Museum is a sight in its own - from outside as well as from inside. Beautiful cars and motorcycles are shown, and company history and knowledge about technology is being conveyed with the help of state-of-the-art museology.

Museum Mensch und Natur

Museum Man and Nature (Museum Mensch und Natur)

Models, displays and educational games help to understand nature and the origin of the earth.


Hunting and Fishing Museum (Jagd- und Fischereimuseum)

This museum introduces you to wild animals and fish from local areas as well as from all over Europe.

Art Collections

Pinakothek der Moderne

Pinakothek der Moderne

The biggest museum for modern art in Germany is situated in the immediate vicinity of the Alte and Neu Pinakothek: the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Alte Pinakothek

Alte Pinakothek

The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest and most important galleries in the world. More than 800 masterpieces by European artists bring to life the development of art from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period.

Neue Pinakothek

Outstanding works of European art and sculpture from the late 18th to the beginning of the 20th century are in the spotlight of the Neue Pinakothek.

Ancient World and Archaeology


King Ludwig I. and his architect Leo von Klenze erected this monument to the ancient world right on Königsplatz. The Glypthothek shows an impressive collection of greek sculptures.

Staatliche Antikensammlung

Bavarian State Collection of Antiques (Staatliche Antikensammlung)

King Ludwig's famous collection of vases as well as jewellery, bronze objects and statuettes are on display in the Staatliche Antikensammlung which is located opposite of the Glyptothek.

Archäologische Staatssammlung

Bavarian State Archaeological Collection (Archäologische Staatssammlung)

Gold treasures, art objects and burial goods: interesting  insights into the cultural history of Bavaria from  the Stone Age to  Charlemagne.

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