Outside of the Central Old Town there are numerous attractions in
might be of interest to you.
Munich has several high-quality art museums. In the Kunstareal (art
quarter) you can find Munich's famous "Pinakotheken". The Alte
(Old) Pinakotheken’s collection of more than 800 paintings is
focused on the European Masters from the 14th to the 18th century
and includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Dürer, Raphael, Titian and
Tintoretto. For more information see the official site for the
houses one of Europe's best collections of 19th century
paintings, while the Pinakothek der Moderne, houses a fantastic
collection of contemporary art. See the website for more information on
The Glyphothek was built by Ludgwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman
art. Although it is not as popular as the other attraction in
the Arts Quarter, if the antiquities are of interest to you will
enjoy a brief tour of the Glyphothek and its collection.
Across Luisenstrasse, at the corner of BriennerStrasse, facing
the Konigsplatz, you will find the newly reopened Lenbachhaus, which
is the home of the largest Blue Rider group collection in the world.
The Blue Rider group (Der Blaue Reiter), though short lived,
was a collection of artists, mainly Russian and German, tied
together by Munich and a unique style that influenced Expressionism
Deutsches Museum at Museuminsel 1 (Museum Island)
has a wonderful collection of important discoveries representing science,
technology and natural science. With over 50 exhibits be sure
and pick up an exhibition guide to find your way to the areas of
interest to you. If you have kids, this is a great
place to let them explore. If not, you can play the kid and have
just as much fun with the many interactive displays.
For those of you interested in
automobiles and other forms of transportation, we suggest that you
might be interested in visiting the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum,
a unique collection of land vehicles, mostly motorized, presented in
three separate buildings at 14a Theresienhöhe. You will find a lot
of history here, including early cars, trains, bicycles,
motorcycles stagecoaches and
other forms of land transportation. It's a fascinating place and
you will need at least an hour to see the highlights of the
The Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenhburg Palace) and Schloss Nymphenburg
Park are located to the west, although still within Munich's
borders. This glamorous, Baroque-style palace was built in
the 17th century with later additions by Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaid of Savoy (Electors of the Holy Roman Empire) to
celebrate the birth of their heir (Maximillian Emanuel). Max
evidently liked the high life and expanded the palace and its grounds into
the sizable property it is today.
The palace served as the summer home for many generations of the
There is much to see here including interesting architecture (the
Great Hall and the Gallery of Beauties), fine furnishings, and a coach museum
(the Marstall) in the former stables.
The Park, an extension of the original house and garden, now covers
over 200 acres and is lush with pavilions, minor palaces and
hunting lodges (Pagodenburg, Badenburg, Magdalenenklause and
Amielenburg). All are worth a look, as Nymphenburg is stunning and a
great way to spend a sunny afternoon.
See these this office site for information on the
this official site for information on the
For a quick guide to some of the other sights in Munich, take a
quick glance at our PhotoGuide of
scenes from around the city.
Although there are many reminders of World War II and the Third
Reich to be found in Munich, we have chosen not to focus on them,
although tours of these sites are available.
do suggest, however, that you consider taking a tour of the Dachau
Concentration Camp Memorial, which is about thirty minutes northwest of Munich (in the
medieval town of Dachau. This the camp was the blueprint for other German concentration camps and a
visit provides a bracing, yet informative view into the violence and
inhumanity in our past.
Visiting Dachau is not an experience for everyone, as it is a
heartbreaking to view the camp and its detailed
presentation of the deplorable conditions experienced by those
imprisoned at Dachau because of their birthright. For more information
on visiting. see this
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The ornate entrance to the Glyphothek
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|The BMW Museum,
which was closed for a four year renovation, reopened in 2008.
If you are interested in BMWs, you need to tour this museum.
official website for more detail. There is an "English" tab near
the bottom of the page. For plant tours, click here for the
official site of "BMW-Werks".
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Small Group Tour from Munich
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