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.
On the first floor, works of art are dedicated to the Islamic World, Oceania and the incredible Japanese Buddha Hall. On the second floor are the permanent exhibitions of the Art and Culture of the Americas and of Africa.
This is a voyage through our planet, people of this planet and their lives. It is an interesting itinerary and we are sure that young generations will have fun as well.
Ticket price for the Five Continents Museum
Regular ticket price: 5 €
Reduced ticket price: 4 €
On Sundays entrance fee is 1 €
Free entrance for Children/teenagers up to 18 years
Working hours of Five Continents Museum
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm