Museums are quite numerous in the city of Munich. Some of them are guardians of one of the most beautiful painting collections in Europe from XVIII to XVIII century. Here one may find the works of art of famous German, Italian, French and Flemish artists. The city also disposes of galleries dedicated to the modern art. It is highly recommendable to visit the Deutsches Museum- the biggest museum in Europe dedicated to technology. On this page you will find a full list of museums in the city of Munich.
Alte Pinakothek or the Old Pinakotek is a Bavarian museum where one of the most important collections of European paintings in the world is held. The museum exhibits works of art by Italian, German, Dutch and Flemish and other West European painters from the 13th to the 18th century. Over 700 paintings are displayed in the museum, and the important information is that the admission to the museum on Sunday costs 1 euro only (the very same rule applies to all Bavarian museums).
Neue Pinakothek or the New Pinakothek is a museum of contemporary art, opened in Munich in 2002. The exhibition area takes up 22,000 m2, making this gallery one of the largest in the world. The museum exhibits works of art from the 10th and 11th century.
Even though the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich is not one of the most important in its field, it has a wonderful collection that depicts the life of ancient Egyptians, their culture, burial rites etc. The compactness of the exhibition allows for the visitor to get a deeper insight into the 5000 years of art and culture of ancient Egypt.
The Five Continents Museum in Munich was founded in 1862 and is the oldest of its kind in Germany. Today it hosts about 160,000 ethnographical artefacts and masterpieces that are coming from outside of Europe. The members of the Wittelsbach family, the Royal Dynasty of Bavaria were the first collectors of ethnographical objects. In 1841, King Ludwig I of Bavaria brought a large collection of artifacts from India and Oceania.Here visitors will have the opportunity to see 100,000 items, a library of 100,000 books and 75 specialist journals. Visitors will have the possibility to see and understand different cultures and their living habits.