State Museum of Egyptian Art

The world of the pharaohs

Explore Munich’s Egyptian Museum, which covers 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian art and culture. The Ägyptische Museum (State Museum of Egyptian Art) in Munich is the only museum outside of Egypt dedicated exclusively to pieces from Ancient Egypt.

Opened in 2013, the museum’s exhibition space is completely underground, so visitors get a sense of what it was like to be in an Egyptian temple or royal tomb.

Visitors walk down a wide stretch of steps and enter the museum’s cathedral-like halls, which are flooded with natural light thanks to the sunken atrium.

Halls alternate with smaller, more intimate rooms. Cut-outs in the walls enable you to catch a glimpse of the outstanding exhibits, like the Statue of Antinous or the large obelisk.

Its location in the heart of the Kunstareal (Art District), in between the Pinakotheken galleries and the Antike buildings on Königsplatz, provides the Ägyptische Museum with the space and status it deserves as an integral point in global art history.

Good to know: Munich Card holders are entitled to a reduced admission fee. If one owns the Munich City Pass, the entrance is free of charge. No matter which card you choose, the public transport is included.



Photo: Werner Böhm


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