Munich is a city rich in history, and any kind of tourist wouldn’t be lacking in things to do in this German gem. If museums are your thing, you’ll no doubt find plenty that interest you, and the nice thing about Munich is that they’re all so well priced that you get a lot of bang for your buck. During our stay at Maximilian Apartments & Hotel we were able to experience a few of them ourselves. Here are our top 3 picks for museums in Munich.
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is the world’s largest science and technology museum, making it a completely unmissable addition to this list. With around 1.5 million visitors each year to its beautiful grand buildings, if you’re looking for one museum to visit in Munich, maybe even Germany, it should probably be this one.
The exhibitions in the Deutsches Museum range from transport, communication, natural sciences, energy, and even musical instruments. There’s so much within these walls (28,000 objects on display) to keep you entertained that you might even need more than one day to be able to see it all. And as admission to the museum is only €8.50, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth here – even if you did go two days running in order to see everything!
Pinakothek der Moderne
If you’ve enjoyed other museums such as the Tate Modern in London or Pompidou in Paris, then the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich is the best place for you to check out modern art from the 19th and 20th centuries. This huge modern art complex has four different kinds of museums; art, graphics, architecture, and design, giving you a comprehensive overview of all these aspects of modern art over the last couple of hundred years.
As well as their huge permanent collections, the Pinakothek der Moderne also houses temporary exhibitions, so it’s always worth going on the website and checking out what they have on at the time, just so you don’t kick yourself if you miss out on something you would really enjoy. For example, an Andy Warhol exhibition is taking place until mid-November 2013, a must-see for any Warhol fanatic.
Admission to the museum is only €10, which is extremely fair considering how much you can see here. There have been a few closures here and there for renovations and events at the museum, so it might be best to check the website before you make your way there.
We thought we’d throw one in here that caters for the boys, just because flouncy art isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, after all. There are few other places in the world than Germany that are better to learn about the incredible invention of the automobile, and BMW is one of the country’s biggest accomplishments to date.
At the BMW museum in Munich you will find a whole host of cars on display, from the classics to the shiniest BMWs now on offer, luxurious Rolls Royce treasures, and even a collection of dazzling new Minis. If you’re a car lover and in Munich, there really is not better museum to go to.
If you’re really keen, you can even have a guided tour of the museum or the BMW plant that is in the complex as well, so you can see these beautiful machines being built
Do you have any other recommendations for museums in Munich?