Museums in Munich

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BMW Welt
BMW Welt

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Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) is home to a selection of world-class museums, ranging from modern art to incredible science and technology to varied ethnological collections. There is truly something for everyone in the varied museums in Munich.

The neighborhood of Maxvorstadt is home to many Munich universities, including the famous Pinakothek art museums, along with the Glypotothek, home to Munich’s precious antiques. The Alte Pinakothek is devoted to Old European masters through the 18th century, with an impressive collection of German masters in particular. The Neue Pinakothek has a lovely collection of 19th and 20th century work, both by well known masters such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Caspar David Friedrich, as well as some local Munich painters. Round out your view of Munich art at the Pinakothek Der Moderne, German’s largest collection of modern art. This museum is actually a fusion of four museums, offering a stimulating and varied museum visit. You can visit any of these museums in Munic for just 1 Euro on Sundays.

Other museums of interest in Munich:

If science is up your alley, head over to the Isar and visit the Deutches Museum. This impressive and incredibly large collection will have you occupied for hours. As it can be overwhelming, perhaps budget a few hours for the exhibits that most interest you.

At the southern part of the Englischer Garten sits the Haus der Kunst, boasting contemporary art, along with a restaurant and café, and in close proximity to P1, one of Europe’s hottest clubs.

The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum highlights the history and culture particular to Bayern from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

If jewelry is your interest, head to the Museum Reich der Kristalle (Museum of the Crystal Realm) and check out the giant gems and crystals.

For the car aficionados out there, head to BMW Welt and BMW Museum, located next to Munich’s Olympia park. This is were the newest BMWs are picked up and the newest models are shown off. The SiemensForum also offers an interesting and educational day, showcasing various electronics.



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Allison Stendardi-Deptolla

This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.

Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.

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