Museums, Galleries, and Memorials in Munich

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History

Schloss Schleißheim
Schloss Schleißheim

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Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is the third largest city in the country. About 1.3 million people inhabit a cultural and historical city. There are many sights and events to take in.

Dachau (Dachau vacation rentals | Dachau travel guide) Concentration Camp Memorial Site

An incredible and sobering experience, this is a worthwhile excursion. Not recommended for small children.

Deutsches Museum

Located in Haidhausen. The Deutsches Museum is quite probably the largest technical museums in the world. It has a hands-on, interactive section for natural science, engineering, construction, etc. as well as an impressive collection of full-scale aerospace vehicles. Plan lots of time if you want to try and see everything. There is also a major transportation exhibition branch located near Theresienhöhe (above the Oktoberfest grounds).

Pinakotheken

The Alte Pinakothek in Munich features 15-18th century religious paintings, the Neue Pinakothek 19-20th century Impressionist and Expressionist art and the Pinakothek der Moderne has 20th century paintings, modern art, design and architecture sections.

Statue of the Bavaria

A nearly 20 m high statue, standing on the west border of Theriesienwiese next to the Hall of Fame. There is a small viewing platform inside her head.

National Bavarian Museum

One of the most important cultural history museums in Europe, housing a large collection of European artifacts from the Middle Ages until early 20th century. There's a wide range of important antiques in this Munich museum, from medieval armor to pottery, from furniture to porcelain, and seasonally displaying the world's largest collection of nativity scene sets.

Schloss Schleißheim

Not really in Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), but you can take the S1 S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim (Oberschleißheim vacation rentals | Oberschleißheim travel guide) to get there. A jewel of Baroque architechture. Built during the reign of Elector Max Emanuel, it was intended as a Royal residence, though the Elector himself was forced into exile and never lived here. Building work begun in 1701 by Zuccalli and continued between 1719-26 by Joseph Effner the Younger. French architectural features are evident in the facade and the most impressive rooms are the Große Saal, the Viktoriensaal and the Große Galerie. Worth noting is a terrific 980-seat beer garden, Schlosswirtschaft Oberschleissheim, literally on the palace grounds.

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