Visit 21 Museums in Munich with the Museumline Bus 100
The Bus 100 called Museumline is the easiest way to visit 21 of the most prestigious museums in Munich.
Check out the ones that interest you most and arrange for a "museum day", when you visit one or more of them. Bus 100 is also a great and cheap alternative for sightseeing, if you don't feel like walking. It will drive you past many of the important attractions in Munich and costs only the price of the ticket.
The Museumline starts in front of Hauptbahnhof (central station) and even before starting your trip; you can visit your first museum:
1 Kinder- und Jugendmuseum (Children and Youth Museum)Located in the eastern wing of the Hauptbahnof Munich it offers actions days, such as "Von Krach zu Bach" (engl.: from noise to classic music) where children can participate. This will be a fun event for your little ones!
From here hop onto the bus 100 and travel one station to
Königsplatz, where you can visit as many as 6 museums within
2 Staatliche Antikensammlung (National Collection of Antiques)Here you'll find one of the biggest collections of antiques worldwide. Artifacts from Roman and Greek times will be displayed in the permanent exhibition.
A few steps from here, in the Meisterstraße you encounter the next museum in the list:
3 Museum für Abgüsse klassischer BildwerkeThis museum shows replicas of statues and other famous ancient artifacts.
The newest exhibit is a model of the Parthenon temple, that has been given to the museum by the
MET in New York.
If you don't have time to travel all over the world and visit the original, you can at least get a glimpse of how they look like.
4 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Gallery)Further on the Luisenstraße is the gallery Lenbachhaus that is especially famous for its unique collection of paintings from the group Blaue Reiter (blue cavalier).
Even if you're not interested in paintings, the Lenbachhaus and its garden is a unique ensemble that you should see.
Visiting the gardens is free of charge.
5 Paläontologisches Museum (Paleontology Museum)On the back of the Lenbachhaus, at Richard-Wagner-Street is the paleontology institute of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
The institue hosts a permanent exhibition of saurian skeletons and other primeval animals. Entrance is free, but it's only open during week days.
Furthermore, I think this street is the most beautiful street in Munich, with some really wonderful old buildings.
6 Geologisches Museum (Geology Museum)The geology institute of the LMU University shows several exhibitions about natural resources, stones and tectonics.
7 GlyptothekBack at Königsplatz, opposite to the National Collection of Antiques, you'll find the Glyptothek with Roman and Greek statues.
Take a break before you continue your journey with the museumline bus 100 to the next stop Pinakotheken.
8 Alte Pinakothek (Old Pinakothek)Munich has three Pinakotheken and they are all in walking distance from each other.
On sunny days you'll see many people on the lawn in front of them, having a picnic, sun-bathing, reading, playing, etc.
Alte Pinakothek shows masterpieces of European paintings from the 14th to 18th century.
9 Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek)Featuring paintings from the 19th century.
10 Reich der Kristalle (Museum of Crystals)This museum belongs to the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and exhibits a wide variety of natural and artificial crystals.
You'll find it easily, because it is situated just opposite the entrance to the Pinakothek of Modern art.
It is opened only on weekdays.
11 Pinakothek der Moderne (Pinakothek of Modern Art)This "newest" Pinakothek has opened a few years ago and invites you to enjoy modern art.
Many controversial opinions have been given about its architecture and the exhibitions. See for yourself.