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Munich Museums, Arts and Culture

Like many German cities, Munich’s museums, art and culture can be found dotted throughout the city. Take a walk through the Munich Residenz, where the stunning decor and Neo-Classic architecture are definitely photo-worthy. Car fans will be in heaven at the BMW Museum Munich, while those who love technology will be in their element at the Deutsches Museum.

With more than 80 different museums, Munich promises a marvellous time for art-lovers and history buffs alike. From aircraft and automobiles to historic artworks and furniture, almost anything you can imagine can be found in one of Munich’s museums.


The largest museum in Munich, Residenzmuseum is found in the main palace of Bavarian rulers. Impressive and beautifully styled, a highlight of the museum is the Antiquarium, which is filled with statues and artworks featuring some of the most beautiful castles of Bavaria. Visitors to the Residenz can see stylings of Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classicist, and Rococo.  

Deutsches Museum

The largest museum of technology in the world, the Deutsches Museum in Munich is a must-see for lovers of technology and development. Filled with rare German aircraft, scientific demonstrations and almost every type of transport you can imagine, this museum is equally impressive and interesting. Take a guided tour or wander each department for yourself.

BMW Museum Munich

With permanent exhibitions dating back 90 years of history, the BMW Museum in Munich will have any car lover hooked. Explore seven different exhibition sections, from roadsters to art cars, or head over to the ‘Museum Bowl’. This wing of the museum houses temporary exhibitions, ensuring there’s always something new to take in.  

Alte Pinakothek

Constructed in 1836, Alte Pinakothek is designed with a castle appearance in mind. Home to a collection of paintings spanning the 14th through to the 18th Century, it’s one of the oldest art galleries in the world. Here you can see works by artists such as Rembrandt, da Vinci, Raphael, and Albrecht Altdorfer.

Munchner Stadtmuseum

Munchner Stadtmuseum, or Munich City Museum, is home to many collections of historical value. Here you can learn everything you need to know about Munich’s history, through almost every medium you can image. Permanent exhibitions include sculpture, portraits, furnishings, photographs and musical instruments, as well as examples of traditional marionette theatre.