Isar-Athens at Königsplatz in Munich impresses with monumental architecture and international leading museums of antique art.
Guided tours

Munich – city of art

The “Kunstareal” combines a great number of Munich’s most famous museums. An official city of Munich guide presents to you the museums, their most famous works and their peculiarities without going inside.

During this walk you will get a brief introduction to the individual galleries (without interior visits).

The Alte Pinakothek which was built by Leo von Klenze in the Classicistic style in 1836. This building was path-breaking for European museum architecture at the time. The museum presents milestones of European painting from the Middle Age through Renaissance to Baroque.

The Neue Pinakothek displays paintings and sculptures of the 19th century from Classicism to Art Nouveau. Special highlights are paintings of the German Romantics and French Impressionism.

The Pinakothek der Moderne accommodates the Neue Sammlung – the International Design Museum, the Collection of Modern Art, the Museum of Architecture and the Graphics Collection.

The Museum Brandhorst is a gallery displaying masterworks of contemporary art and bears the mark of Cy Twombly. A central hall of the museum is dedicated to his monumental work “Lepanto” (2001), which consists of twelve paintings. The hall was designed according to the artist’s vision.

Noteworthy are also the Glyptothek (antique sculptures from Greek and Roman times), the State Collection of Antiquities, Lenbachhaus gallery, the State Collection of Egyptian Art and the Crystal Museum.

This walk will encourage participants to visit the various museums on their own, where they will encounter a unique density of world-renowned art.


Photo: Alfred Müller

Take part!

Book this tour with München Tourismus, Guided Tours

Phone: +49 89 233 30234, -30204 und -30237
Fax: +49 89 233 30319

Duration 2 hours | fee from 130 € | available in many languages | meeting point Königsplatz, on the steps of Glyptothek | dates and special requests by arrangement

Price list as PDF download