It would be a shame to visit such a beautiful and culturally rich city as Munich and not actually see anything of it…..I must admit that we have been so busy in previous years that we haven’t M4_960x482_2made it to any of the Museums and Art galleries, but this year I am determined to!

Of course the High End Munich Show is the focus of our visit but there is so much else to see!

The Pinakothek group of galleries features everything from classic masterpieces at the Alte from the 14th to 18th century including works by Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci, to 19th century works at the Neue by the likes of Caspar David Friedrich, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh.

Der Moderne features modern works of architecture, design, graphics and art.

The Museum Brandhorst is one of Munich’s newest galleries, featuring 20th and 21st century works from, among others, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.

There is also a collection of over 100 works by Andy Warhol and there are many temporary exhibitions currently there is ‘Yes!Yes!Yes! Warholmania in Munich’, a cooperation between Museum Brandhorst and Filmfest München, focuses on Andy Warhol as a painter and filmmaker.

More contemporary art can be found at the Haust Der Kunst gallery which features both an archive gallery and regular exhibitions.

The BMW museum is a Mecca for all car lovers and you can visit a host of exhibitions and events  at the BMW Welt, the BMW Museum and the BMW Plant …including currently a temporary exhibition ‘The Mini Story’

The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum is dedicated both to visual arts and cultural history of Bavaria from the middle ages through to the Art Nouveau period and features collections from arms and armour to folk art, glass, ceramics and textiles.

It is also next to the English Garden if you fancy a leisurely stroll after all that culture!

The Münchner Stadtmuseum, in the city centre houses more relics of ‘Typical Munich’, an exhibition on the history of National Socialism and the Nazi party in Munich  and also a puppet museum and theatre (which is apparently quite creepy).

There is also the SoundLab, which is an interactive history of music exhibition.

Right next door to the Stadtmuseum is the Jüdisches Museum which is one of the city’s most modern buildings, it’s permanent exhibition focuses on Jewish history and the Jewish faith.  There is currently a temporary exhibition called ‘Jukebox, Jewkbox!’ A Jewish Century on Shellac and Vinyl.

If there wasn’t enough new technology for you at the High End Munich Show then you could also visit the Deutsches Museum for more Masterpieces of Science and Technology

There are of course many more places to visit but hopefully this will give you a starting point if you want a little ‘down time’ away from the show…have fun!



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