Top 5 Museums in Munich

Like A Local Guide • 23 Oct, 2016

Munich is home to many world-class museums. Most travellers only have time to visit one or two, however, and have the tough task of deciding what to see and what to skip. To help make choosing that little bit easier, our Munich local Toby has shared five of the most extraordinary ones worth checking out when you’re in town.

1. Deutsches Museum: Masterpieces of science and technology

This museum houses an abundance of technological achievements, along with exhibits about energy, transport, the natural sciences, materials and production, communication and more. It’s open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Entrance is €8.50 for adults and €3 for students. Book in advance to arrange a guided tour in English.


Photo credit: Tobias Leupold

2. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung: Excellent travelling art exhibitions

Located in the heart of Munich, this internationally renowned gallery hosts three to four major exhibitions annually. While the core programme mostly highlights western and modern classical art, it occasionally includes archaeological and interdisciplinary exhibitions. The gallery is open until 8 pm daily and is a great place to visit in the evening.


Photo credit: Hypo-Kunsthalle

3. Jüdisches Museum: Not your typical Jewish museum

Even though the Jüdisches Museum is located right next to Munich’s dramatic-looking main synagogue, its grand exterior still stands out. Unlike traditional Holocaust-focussed Jewish institutions, this museum mainly deals with the mass immigration of Jews from the late 1980s onwards. The most interesting part is the wall of comments where Jewish individuals explain how and why they emigrated to Germany. Closed on Mondays.


Photo credit: Tobias Leupold

4. Lenbachhaus: Bringing art to the people

Lenbachhaus was reopened in 2013 after years of renovations and the addition of a shiny new building. It houses an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century German art, with a special focus on the Blue Rider Group. Don’t forget to check out its picturesque courtyard. Closed on Mondays.


Photo credit: Heribert Pohl

5. Museum Villa Stuck: Synthesis of the arts

This glorious museum is dedicated to the life and work of art nouveau extraordinaire Franz von Stuck (1863–1928). Originally built as his residence, it now houses a significant collection of his works along with rotating modern art exhibitions. Closed on Mondays.


Photo credit: Villa Stuck


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