Art and Culture in MunichYou can make your choice from an abundance of attractions, e.g. from about 80 museums and galleries featuring art and culture which spans from antiquity to modern times, from natural science to high-tech science. In the three “Pinakothek Museums” you will find the old masters (Alte Pinakothek), 19th century paintings and sculptures (Neue Pinakothek) and modern art (Pinakothek der Moderne).
- The Bavarian National Museum houses objects of European art and cultural heritage which were originally private collections of the Bavarian Royal Family. In the basement unique Christian Nativity Scenes are assembled in 80 showcases. The Municipal Gallery in the Lenbachhaus is famous for its extensive collection of art created by e.g. Franz Marc, Vassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter, August Macke, Paul Klee, who met in Munich and formed the Blue Rider. Interesting Art Nouveau can also be found in town. One of the largest technical museums in the world is Deutsches Museum. It was opened in 1925 and fascinates millions of visitors every year in the diversified departments and the Planetarium on the top floor. Automobile and aviation fans might want to visit the two branch museums of Deutsches Museum and also the BMW Museum. In the evening, varied theaters attract a large audience. The Bavarian National Theater is one of the outstanding opera houses of the world. Every year in summer the Opera Festival is on. All around the year music lovers become spell-bound by the enormous variety of entertainment. Locals and visitors enjoy the Munich way of life: a mug of beer in one of the numerous beer gardens or in a traditional beer hall, sunbathing in the biggest inner city park English Garden, watching the surfers ride the wave by the “Haus der Kunst”.