Exterior view of the NS Documentation Centre in Munich.

NS-Dokumentationszentrum

Centre for learning and remembrance

The former headquarters of the National Socialist German Worker's Party on Königsplatz in Munich is now home to the city’s Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism.

The place of learning and remembrance offers the opportunity to deal with the National Socialist past of the city of Munich and the consequences of the dictatorship at the historical site.

The permanent exhibition “Munich and National Socialism“ extends over four floors with large-format pictures, documents and media installations. Artistic interventions and exhibitions that change several times a year expand on the themes of the permanent exhibition and open up new perspectives on history.

In the basement, a learning forum offers digital media stations and immersion opportunities for individual guests and groups. The house also offers a variety of online formats and a diverse programme of educational events with tours, lectures, film screenings, concerts and much more.

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Good to know:  Admission is free for all visitors.

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Also interesting: Visit the grounds of the former concentration camp in Dachau with a qualified guide and learn more about this dark time. Click here for booking.

In addition, we offer a guided city tour to discover the most important places of the Third Reich in Munich: Munich – Third Reich Tour.

 

 

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A photo of the inscription "Deutsches Museum" at the entrance to the museum in Munich.

Be amazed and join in

Deutsches Museum

The Deutsche Museum in Munich is one of the largest and most traditional science and technology museums in the world.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the Deutsches Museum now houses one of the most important natural science and technology collections.

Exhibits at the Ägyptische Museum in Munich.

The world of the pharaohs

State Museum of Egyptian Art

Explore Munich’s Egyptian Museum, which covers 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian art and culture.

The State Museum of Egyptian Art is the only museum outside of Egypt which is solely dedicated to ancient Egyptian exhibits.

The Haus der Kunst in Munich.

Modern and contemporary

Haus der Kunst

One of the world’s leading art museums without a permanent collection of its own.

Haus der Kunst at Prinzregentenstraße is one of the world’s leading art museums without a permanent collection of its own and with a focus on contemporary art.

A couple is walking arm in arm through the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and is looking at paintings.

Just great art

Alte Pinakothek

A world-class gallery: the Alte Pinakothek in Munich is home to an outstanding collection of European paintings.

A world-class gallery: the Alte Pinakothek in Munich is home to an outstanding collection of European paintings, stretching from the 14th to the 18th century.

A man with glasses and beard is going through the Neue Pinakothek in Munich and is looking at the paintings.

From Goya to Picasso

Neue Pinakothek

Explore paintings and sculptures, ranging from the late 1700s, through the 1800s all the way to the early 20th century.

“From Goya to Picasso” is the motto of the Neue Pinakothek: explore paintings and sculptures, ranging from the late 1700s, through the 1800s all the way to the early 20th century.

A family is standing in the highest floor of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and is talking to each other.

Four museums under one roof

Pinakothek der Moderne

From Picasso and Warhol to Le Corbusier – the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of Europe’s largest venues for modern art.

From Picasso and Warhol to Le Corbusier – meet one of Europe’s largest venues for modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.

Exterior view of the NS Documentation Centre in Munich.

Centre for learning and remembrance

NS-Dokumentationszentrum

The permanent exhibition “Munich and National Socialism” stretches over four floors.

The former headquarters of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party on Königsplatz in Munich is now home to the city’s NS-Dokumentationszentrum (Documentation centre for the history of national socialism).

The Glypothek at Königsplatz in Munich in autumn.

Temple of art at its best

Glyptothek

The grand temple on Königsplatz is one of the world’s most important museums for the antique era.

A fine collection of the antique era: The grand temple on Königsplatz is one of the world’s most important museums for Greek and Roman sculptures.

Entrance of the BMW Museum in Munich in the evening.

A must for car lovers

BMW Museum

In a building lovingly known as the “Weisswurstkessel” (“sausage pot”) BMW tells the story of its history as a vehicle manufacturer.

In a building lovingly known as the “Weisswurstkessel” (“sausage pot”) BMW tells the story of its history as a vehicle manufacturer.

Buddha figure in the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich.

Cultural riches from all over the world

Museum Fünf Kontinente

From bead work by the Sioux to artistically painted paddles from the Solomon Islands.

From bead work by the Sioux to artistically painted paddles from the Solomon Islands: This museum provides cultural riches from all over the world.

Painting "Hirtenknabe" by Franz Lenbach on display in the Sammlung Schack in Munich.

The treasures of Schack

Sammlung Schack

With world-renowned pieces from the late Romantic period, the Sammlung Schack is a jewel in the crown of Munich’s museum scene.

Franz von Lenbach’s “Hirtenknabe” (Shepherd Boy) and Moritz von Schwind’s paintings “Rübezahl”: the Sammlung Schack is a jewel in the crown of Munich's museum scene.

Porcelain on display in the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory in Munich.

Perfect craftmanship

Museum Nymphenburger Porzellan

Schloss Nymphenburg is home to the world’s only collection of Nymphenburg porcelain.

Schloss Nymphenburg is home to the world’s only collection of Nymphenburg porcelain. Over 1,000 valuable exhibits are on display.

Photo of a painting on display in MUCA, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, in Munich.

Street art goes museum

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art

The Museum for Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), the first of its kind in Germany, opened in Munich's inner city.

Just a stone's throw away from Marienplatz, the Museum for Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), the first of its kind in Germany, opened in a former municipal substation.

View in the direction of Odeonsplatz in Munich with the Kunsthalle München in the foreground

From antiquity to the present

Kunsthalle Munich

The Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung (Hypo Cultural Foundation) is one of Germany’s leading exhibition venues.

The Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung (Hypo Cultural Foundation) is one of Germany’s leading exhibition venues and therefore an important part of Munich’s cultural life.

The main portal of the Ohel Jakob Synagogue at the Jewish centre in Munich.

Insight into Jewish life and culture

Jewish Museum

An insight into the history of Munich – from a Jewish perspective.

The Jewish Museum at Sankt-Jakobs-Platz provides an insight into the history of Munich – from a Jewish perspective.

Colourful facade of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

From Andy Warhol to Cy Twombly

Museum Brandhorst

The Museum Brandhorst wows its visitors with an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.

Hidden behind its spectacular facade, the Museum Brandhorst wows its visitors with an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.

Trachtler sit on the beer bench and drink beer from jugs in Munich.

A must for beer fans

Beer and Oktoberfest Museum

Where does Bavaria’s famous "Mass" of beer come from? How did Oktoberfest become the world’s biggest folk festival?

Where does Bavaria’s famous "Mass" of beer come from? How did Oktoberfest develop from a horse race into the world’s biggest folk festival?

The equestrian statue of Prince Regent Luitpold in front of the Bayerische Nationalmuseum in Munich early in the evening.

From late antiquity to Art Nouveau

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

The Bayerische Nationalmuseum on Prinzregentenstrasse is one of the largest art and cultural history museums in Europe.

This museum houses the art collections of the Wittelsbach family. It is one of the largest art and cultural history museums in Europe.

Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum in München.

Exciting insights

Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

The German Hunting and Fishing Museum is one of the most important museums devoted to hunting in the world.

The German Hunting and Fishing Museum has been situated in Munich’s pedestrian zone since 1966. Today it is one of the most important museums devoted to hunting in the world.

Historic aircraft stand in the hangar of the Flugwerft Schleißheim of the German Museum

From wooden aircraft to missiles

Flugwerft Schleissheim Aviation Museum

In the Flugwerft Schleißheim of the Deutsches Museum, more than 70 flying objects can be marvelled at in two halls.

More than 70 flying objects can be marvelled at in the Flugwerft Schleißheim - from modern fighter jets to historic wooden planes, there is something for young and old.

Exterior view of the Villa Stuck in Munich

Home of the master painter

Museum Villa Stuck

Franz von Stuck’s villa is one of the most important artist’s residences in Europe.

At home with a master painter: Franz von Stuck’s villa on Prinzregentenstrasse in Munich is one of the most important artist’s residences in Europe.

Closeup of a miniature temple in the Glyptothek in Munich.

Journey back to classical art

Staatliche Antikensammlungen

One of the world’s most important collections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan minor art.

One of the world’s most important collections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan minor art: the Staatliche Antikensammlungen on Königsplatz square.

The facade of the Münchner Stadtmuseum in Munich.

That's how it used to be in Munich

Münchner Stadtmuseum

The city museum takes its visitors on a journey into the past of Munich.

The city museum in the immediate proximity of the Viktualienmarkt takes its visitors on a journey into the past of Munich.

Blue Horse I by Franz Marc on display at the Lenbachhaus in Munich.

The pure enjoyment of art

Lenbachhaus art gallery

Welcome to the world’s largest collection of artwork by the “Blaue Reiter” (Blue Rider) group.

The Blue Horse in the golden cube: in the historic villa of the master painter Franz von Lenbach, you can explore the world’s largest collection of artwork by the “Blaue Reiter” (Blue Rider) group.

A man and a woman record a podcast in a laundromat.

Munich Podcasts

A feast for the ears

Many Munich museums and institutions have their own podcast. An overview.

Many Munich museums and institutions have their own podcast. Here we present a few examples that are particularly worth listening to.

A man and two women, one of whom has a small child on her lap, in a sitting position but without a seat in a room lined with red granite.

A sneak preview of Munich’s 2023 gallery exhibitions

Hungry for art

You’ll definitely want to catch these exhibitions in Munich’s museums and galleries in 2023!

From the Old Masters to the new young things: Munich’s museums showcase art from all branches and eras. Here are some exhibitions that you’ll definitely want to catch in 2023!

A wall with graffiti in Munich.

The writing's on the wall

Get graffitiing!

Munich has long been the cradle of the European graffiti scene. Our author once painted graffiti himself, and today looks back on a quite exceptional piece of work.

Munich has long been the cradle of the European graffiti scene. Our author once painted graffiti himself, and today looks back on a quite exceptional piece of work.

Fountain in Grottenhof of the Residenz photographed through a window of the Residenz in Munich.

Royal Munich

Bisou, Bisou with the Sun King

The story of Ludwig II is a legendary tale: an account of a glamorous time that played out not only in Neuschwanstein, but also directly within the Munich court – the Residenz palace in the city centre.

The story of Ludwig II is a legendary tale: an account of a glamorous time that played out not only in Neuschwanstein, but also directly within the Munich court – the Residenz palace in the city centre.

Neuschwanstein Castle in the surrounding region of Munich.

Hiking guide

Royal wanderlust

Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, Schachenhaus and Neuschwanstein: Bavaria’s castles and palaces are among the most beautiful in the world.

Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof, Schachenhaus and Neuschwanstein: Bavaria’s castles and palaces are among the most beautiful in the world.

Endless Staircase in Munich.

Art in public spaces

At second glance

Some public art in Munich is unknown even to the locals. We present six works of art that can often only be discovered at second glance.

Some public art in Munich is unknown even to the locals. We present six works of art that can often only be discovered at second glance.

Munich Card & City Pass

Discover Munich in a relaxed and uncomplicated way: discounts for the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities with our guest cards.

Public transport is included

Many discounts with the Card, many things for free with the Pass.

Online or at the tourist information offices

A stone jug with the inscription Oktoberfest Munich.

Order now!

Oktoberfest Shop

Bring a piece of Oktoberfest home: Purchase official souvenirs such as the Wiesn poster or the Oktoberfest beer stein in the official Oktoberfest shop.

Bring a piece of Oktoberfest home: Purchase official souvenirs such as the Wiesn poster or the Oktoberfest beer stein in the official Oktoberfest shop.

Munich's Palace of Justice

Justizpalast Tour

During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

Book now for only 20€ !

During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

Small meeting room of the Neues Rathaus in Munich

New Town Hall Tour

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Book now from 20 €

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Exterior view of the Hofbräuhaus Munich at dusk.

Hofbräuhaus Tour

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Book for 28€, Mass beer included!

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Towers at Marienplatz in Munich

Old Town Tour

The city walk for everyone who wants to become acquainted with the most beautiful parts of Munich's city centre.

Book now for 18 €!

The city walk for everyone who wants to become acquainted with the most beautiful parts of Munich's city centre.

A man drives his rickshaw and guests through the Olympic Park in Munich.

Pedicab Tour S Olympiapark

Our guide pedals you between the green hills of the Olympic Park and along the Olympic Lake from sports venue to sports venue. The perfect exploration tour!

Book now for only 95 €!

Our guide pedals you between the green hills of the Olympic Park and along the Olympic Lake from sports venue to sports venue. The perfect exploration tour!

Wort kettle at the Spaten brewery in Munich.

Spaten Brewery Tour

Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

Book now for only 22 €!

Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

A woman with varnished fingernails holds a gift with the inscription "simply Munich".

Vouchers

Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...

Buy vouchers from 6,50 €

Buy now vouchers for your visit in Munich. The ideal gift! Guided tours, guest cards and more...

Panoramic view of the Neues Rathaus in Munich with the Frauenkirche in the background.

Visit of the New Town Hall Balcony

Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.

Book now for only 6,50 €!

Join us on the famous balcony of the New Town Hall, where FC Bayern has celebrated a triumph many times - and enjoy the beautiful view over Marienplatz.