Munich Art Galleries

(Munich, Bavaria, Germany)




Picture of central museumThe arts scene in Munich has never been more impressive and this city contains far more art galleries than you are likely to have time to explore. Therefore, you will need to select those Munich galleries that appeal best to your tastes, with choices varying from modern paintings and contemporary sculptures, to traditional European masterpieces and ancient Egyptian art works.

A number of outstanding art galleries are to be found along the Barer Strasse and include the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek and also the relatively new Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich Museum of Modern Art), which boats over 12,000 metres of exhibition space. The main art galleries are displayed here.


Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum)


Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 3, Lehel, Munich, D-80538, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 211 2401
For some of the oldest and best preserved sculptures in Munich, a visit to the Bavarian National Museum will offer a glimpse into the region's past. This building itself is also particularly appealing and together with its collection of sculptures, is also home to an array of antiquities, religious artefacts, ceramics, porcelain, tapestries, weapons, furniture, glassworks, musical instruments and silverware. The Bayerisches Museum is located on the south-eastern side of the Englischer Garten and is without a doubt one of the city's cultural highlights.
Open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge

Old Picture Gallery (Alte Pinakothek)


Address: Barer Strasse 27, Munich, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 2380 5216
Full of old masters from all over Europe, the paintings at the Alte Pinakothek are not to be missed. Following a major renovation program, this museum is particularly impressive and features a number of prominent art works, by leading artists such as Botticelli and Dürer.
Open hours: Friday to Monday - 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 22:00
Admission: charge, concessions

New Picture Gallery (Neue Pinakothek)


Address: Barer Strasse 29, Munich, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 2380 5195
With a huge collection of paintings from both the 18th and 19th centuries, the Neue Pinakothek features a number of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) pieces and Rococo exhibits. You are also able to enter the gallery from the adjacent Theresienstrasse.
Open hours: Friday to Monday - 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 22:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Museum of Modern Art (Pinakothek der Moderne)


Address: Barer Strasse 40, Munich, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 2380 5360
Recently opened and famous for being the biggest modern art gallery in the whole of Germany, the Pinakothek der Moderne features eye-catching glass and concrete architecture. Inside you will discover a stunning collection of 20th-century art works, which include paintings, sculptures, photographs, design works and videos, with definite highlights being pieces by famous artists, such as Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.
Open hours: Friday to Monday - 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Egyptian Art Museum (Staatlihes Museum Agyptischer Kunst)


Address: Hofgartenstrasse 1, Munich, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 298 546
With an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, the Egyptian Art Museum is home to a range of historic and colourful art works. Expect to see many well-preserved sculptures, statues, artefacts and monuments, many of which date back more than 3,000 years.
Open hours: Tuesday - 09:00 to 17:00 and 19:00 to 21:00, Wednesday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Erwin von Kreibig Museum


Address: Südliches Schlossrondell 1, Nymphenburg, Munich, D-80638, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 178 1169
Located next to the Schloss Nymphenburg, the Erwin von Kreibig Museum is housed in a beautiful historic building and celebrates the life of local 20th-century artist, Erwin von Kreibig, who once lived and painted in Munich. Various temporary exhibitions are also displayed here, alongside the museum's permanent collection.
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 14:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Hypo Art Hall (Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung)


Address: Theatinerstrasse 8, Innenstadt, Munich, D-80333, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 22 4412
Located within Old Town Munich, the Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung (Hypo Art Hall) boasts many popular and acclaimed art exhibitions, which are rotated on a regular basis. Both modern and traditional art works can usually be enjoyed here.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge

Museum Villa Stuck


Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 60, Bogenhausen, Munich, D-81675, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 4555 5125
Various temporary art exhibitions take place throughout the year at the Museum Villa Stuck, with symbolist art works often being favoured, along with various paintings and sculptures by contemporary German artists.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Museum of Classic Castings (Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke)


Address: Meiserstrasse 10, Innenstadt, Munich, D-80333, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 2892 7690
Authentic and convincing replicas of many famous sculptures from both Italy and Greece are to be found at the Munich Museum of Classic Castings. This rather unexpected taste of classical art work includes plaster recreations of statues dating back some 1,000 years and is to be found within the Institute of Archaeology.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: no charge

State Gallery of Modern Art (Staatsgalerie für Moderne Kunst)


Address: Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Haus der Kunst, Munich, D-80538, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 089 2112 7137
The excellent State Gallery of Modern Art, known locally in Munich as the Staatsgalerie für Moderne Kunst, is highly regarded throughout Germany for its contemporary art exhibitions. With a large and impressive collection of paintings by notable 20th century artists, including Paul Klee, amongst others, further highlights include a number of sculptures and prints.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge






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