Famous Museums in Munich
Some of Munich's museums are among the most famous ones in the world. They can easily compete with world-class museums like the Louvre, British Museum, MET, ...
On a rainy day during your stay in Munich (and it can rain in any month of the year!), a museum visit is one of the best things you can do.
If you're interested in science and technology, a visit to the Deutsches Museum is a must!
It's a fantastic experience, even for small kids. My father, a retired physics and mathematics teacher, has
visited the Deutsches Museum at least 20 times with school classes or on his own and still thinks it's a great
place to go.
Every year they have new temporary exhibits or updated permanent exhibits.
Paradises for historically interested persons are the Glypthothek and National Collection of Antiques at Königsplatz.
My Spanish friend who studied history of art, used to come here at least once a year just to visit the Glyptothek. Now she lives in Munich and visits the museum at least once a month!
I like the Glyptothek, but honestly, I don't understand, how someone can spend more than an hour observing and studying one single statue :-) You'll frequently see art students sketching pictures of the statues.
Probably the newest museum in Munich is the Jewish Museum. It has been inaugurated in March 2007.
Off course, if you like art and paintings, there's more than enough choice for you. Visit either one or all three of the Pinakotheken:
The Alte Pinakothek (alt = old) shows masterpieces of European paintings from the 14th to 18th century, whereas the Neue Pinakothek (neu = new) features paintings from the 19th century.
Pinakothek der Moderne has opened a few years ago and invites you to enjoy modern art.
The Bus 100 called Museumslinie will take you to 21 of Munich's most important museums.