Munich’s museums have been lauded as the best in Germany, putting even Berlin to shame. Covering every facet from art to architecture, and history to automobiles, here is our shortlist of the must-see museums for every museum buff.
Deutsches Museum - Dedicated to science and technology, the Deutsches Museum is the world’s largest of its genre, and also Munich’s largest museum. Spend hours navigating its halls, with exhibitions covering over 50 fields of science and technology. General admission costs 11 euros, while students get a discounted rate of 4 euros.
Pinakothek der Moderne - Pinakothek der Moderne is Germany’s resounding response to London’s Tate Modern. The modern art museum carries diverse collections of graphic arts, paintings, applied arts and architecture, with an emphasis on German artists. Audio guides are included in the admission fee.
Museum Brandhorst - Located right next to the Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst is one of the city’s relatively new offerings. The modern art museum features many renowned and diverse artists - Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Damien Hirst and Joseph Beuys all have their work displayed here.
Bavarian National Museum - The Bavarian National Museum is one of the largest art museums in Germany. It houses two main collections: art historical and folklore. Consisting of decorative art, German sculptures and tapestries, it is holy ground for any art history enthusiast.
BMW Museum - The BMW Museum pays tribute to one of Germany’s favourite vehicular sons. Travel back in time to the iconic brand’s first ever vehicles, from the Dixi to race cars and motorcycles, before propelling yourself into the future of BMW innovation with their art cars.