Museums on Prinzregentenstraße

A must for art lovers

The Prinzregentenstraße is one of Munich's grand boulevards which was built at the end of the 19th century on behalf of Prinzregent Luitpold. Some of the well-known museums of Munich can be found here. An overview.

With its roster of touring exhibitions, Haus der Kunst (House of Art) is one of the world’s leading venues for contemporary art. When Haus der Kunst opened the Archiv Galerie to visitors in 2014, it created an additional exhibition and research space that tracks the museum’s colourful history from 1937 to present day.

Next door, the Bayerische Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum) reflects 1,500 years of Bavarian history in its exhibits and collections. The museum is particularly worth a visit during the Advent period when it showcases its collection of nativity scenes.

From here, we recommend taking a detour to the Archäologische Staatssammlung (Bavarian State Archaeological Collection) on Lerchenfeldstrasse. Its permanent exhibition is dedicated to pre-historic life in Bavaria. If you head towards the Isar River, you’ll reach Sammlung Schack (Schack Collection), a branch of the Pinakothek museums containing 19th century paintings.

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Franz von Stuck (1863 – 1928) is celebrated as the “prince of artists”. His home and atelier, Villa Stuck, is located on the opposite bank of the river. Stuck designed the building himself, drawing on elements from the Jugendstil movement (also known as art nouveau). As well as its historic rooms, the building also hosts regular art exhibitions stretching from 1900 to modern and contemporary art.

Tip: The “museum line” (otherwise known as the 100 bus operated by Munich’s transport company, MVG) connects the art district with the galleries along Prinzregentenstrasse. www.mvg.de

 

 

Text: München Tourismus; Photo: Sven Kolb; Video: Redline Enterprises