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The top-8 museums in Munich

Munich has several museums that give you the chance to discover the city's rich history and culture. You will find the BMW Museum, the German Museum and the Musée de la Residenz. We have listed the best museums in Munich for you.
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1. Musée de la Residenz Munich

The Residence Museum Munich housed Bavarian highnesses for centuries. The imposing Baroque building therefore looks more like a castle than a typical museum. Stroll through the richly decorated interior and admire works of art by Rembrandt van Rijn and others in the large halls. The antique furniture and original decor make your visit extra special. You can regularly attend a concert or lecture on past life at court.
Address: Residenzstraße 1

2. Deutsches Museum

The German Museum Munich showcases scientific achievements from, among others, natural sciences, engineering and design. It is considered the technology museum of Munich. You can admire more than 25 million objects on display, so take plenty of time to visit this Deutsches Museum. The collection includes many ancient tools, fossils and artworks from different eras, and you will always find something that interests you. Throughout the year, the museum organises special events such as concerts, workshops and seminars linked to the collection. You can also take a guided tour for additional information about the exhibits.
Address: Museumsinsel 1

3. BMW museum in Munich

In het BMW museum, you will learn about the history and present of the world-famous car brand. The museum, also called BMW Welt (ie BMW World), is located near the company's headquarters. You will find an impressive collection of cars, motorbikes and vintage cars. Through the exhibitions, you will discover the history of BMW, from its beginnings as a manufacturer of aircraft engines to the most modern technologies. In a fun, interactive way, you will see the technology of BMW's vehicles. There are several interesting guided tours for young and old available.
Address: Am Olympiapark 2

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4. FC Bayern Museum

The FC Bayern Museum is located in the Allianz Arena. Here you will see the history of this famous German sports club. Interactive displays, multimedia exhibits and special objects tell the story of the club from its foundation in 1905 to the present day. Between April and December, you can take a guided tour for additional information about FC Bayern.
Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25

5. The Jewish Museum Munich

The Jewish Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of Jewish culture. The museum was founded in 1998 by members of the Jewish community. Even then, visitors learned about discrimination and the persecution of Jews. Browse the permanent collection to get a good idea of the development of German-Jewish culture over several centuries. Modern issues facing the German-Jewish community are also on display. Changing exhibitions ensure that you can see something new with every visit.
Address: Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 16

6. Alte Pinakothek Munich

The Alte Pinakothek was founded in 1826 by King Ludwig I as part of his 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. You can see paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The collection of European painting from 1300-1800 is one of the most important in Europe. It features masterpieces by, among others, Rubens, Titian and Rembrandt van Rijn.
Address: Barer Straße 27

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7. Design museum Die Neue Sammlung

To admire modern art, there are several places to go in Munich. Good museums with modern art include the Pinakothek and the design museum Die Neue Sammlung. Here, you will find more than 120,000 works of applied art from the 20th and 21st centuries. You will learn all about industrial design and product design at this oldest design museum in Germany.
Address: Barer Straße 40

8. The Kunsthalle Munich

The Kunsthalle, fully called the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, is an exhibition space in a downtown shopping arcade. Changing exhibitions present the work of internationally renowned artists. These can be works from painting, design, photography or other art fields.
Address: Theatinerstraße 8

Visit museums in Munich by train

Getting to the museums in Munich with public transport is very simple. From the Hauptbahnhof, you can take the S-Bahn to various stations near the museums.
You can reach Munich city centre directly with the night train. If you prefer to travel during the day, you can do so from Amsterdam with just one transfer in 7.05 hours with Intercity Berlin or ICE International. The starting price for a one-way trip on day trains is € 38. On the night train, a seat costs from € 35 for a one-way trip. For all trains: the earlier you book, the lower the price!

Museums in Munich

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