Top 5 Museums to Visit in Munich

Things to Do — By Mike Richardson on November 26, 2011 at 10:29 am
  1. Alte Pinakothek – Munich’s top art museum, this has Bavaria’s state collection of paintings dating from the 13th to the 18th century.  As far as master works per square foot, it’s pretty hard to beat.  Some of the artists to be found here are El Greco, Valazquez, Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Peter Paul Ruben, and Rembrandt van Rijn.
  2. Neue Pinakothek – If modern art is more your thing, Munich’s 19th and 20th century state collection is just across the street from the old collection.  Artists represented there include Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Francisco de Goya, and many more.
  3. München Stadt Museum – The city museum of Munich is possibly the best city museum I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a LOT of city museums around Europe).  It attempts to explain not just Munich history, but Bavarian history, culture, tradition, and its place within Europe’s greater history.  A huge part of the museum was recently updated and feels lively, engaging, and modern.  In my personal opinion, this is a must for any visitor to the city.
  4. Deutsches Museum – This is the science museum of Munich.  In fact, it’s one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.  Although many exhibits have the worn out museum of the 1950’s look to it, the museum has a bit of everything.  If planning to go to the Deutsches museum, make sure you have all day.



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