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Art and culture in Munich

Explore everything our incredible city on the Isar has to offer by visiting world-renowned sights and attending glamorous events. The Bavarian capital of Munich has some true architectural, musical, artistic, and technological gems for you to discover, and some excellent cuisine for you to enjoy. The Bavarian capital features a number of cultural highlights. Discover art, music, architecture and technology. Our tips of the most important sights will help you make your stay in Munich interesting and pleasant, even when you are not at the fair.

Eating, drinking and socializing in Munich

“City Guide Munich” app

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This app is the ideal companion for visitors attending events at Messe München, the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. It comes with picture galleries of our venues, arrival information, venue maps and contact information.

The city guide features information about a number of hotels and restaurants that are suitable for trade-fair visitors and that can be sorted by price range, distance from the fair and other criteria. Some special tips from the Cool Cities series are also included.

Restaurant guide

Restaurant guide of the fair Munich zoom

Given that you are attending INHORGENTA MUNICH, we know that you have a taste for the finer things in life. So why not indulge your taste buds in Munich's superb restaurants. Plus, we have put together a list of some select bars and clubs you will find in the city.

Cultural history

Bavarian National Museum

The Bavarian National Museum zoom The Bavarian National Museum

The Bavarian National Museum is one of the largest art and cultural-history museums in Europe. Walking through its rooms furnished in appropriate styles is like taking a journey through the art epochs of western civilization: You will see goldsmith art of the late Renaissance, gothic sculptures, valuable wall hangings and precious baroque and rococo objects.

Nymphenburg Castle

Nymphenburg Castle in the evening light zoom Nymphenburg Castle in the evening light

The extensive baroque complex in western Munich was built as the summer residence of the Bavarian prince electors. Its impressive facilities are also home to a number of significant collections including the legendary beauty gallery of King Ludwig I. The coronation coach of Kaiser Karl VII and the fantastic royal carriage of Ludwig II are on display in the Marstall Museum. The expansive castle park with its watercourses and pavilions is enchanting.

Technology

German Museum

The German Museum in Munich zoom The German Museum in Munich

Sailboats, atomic models, windmills, space probes, industrial robots, organs and much more: An unbelievable wealth of technological achievements can be seen in the German Museum. Machines whir, lightning flashes through the air, and telescopes zoom in on galaxies. This museum of superlatives and its understand-by-doing concept enthrall some 1.3 million visitors every year. And with some 50,000 square meters of space, it is one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.

BMW Museum

BMW Welt and Museum zoom BMW Welt and Museum

Mobility combined with sportiness, elegance, dynamism and passion—that is what the BMW Museum has stood for since it opened in 1973. After a four-year phase of redesign, the museum re-opened in June 2008 with even more exhibition space. A unique overall exhibit showcases over 125 of the Bavarian automotive brand's most important and attractive original exhibits.

Art

Pinakothek museums

The Pinakothek der Moderne zoom The Pinakothek der Moderne

The Munich neighborhood "Maxvorstadt" is a favorite among art enthusiasts. The Alte Pinakothek was built in 1863. Today it is home to the Bavarian State Painting Collections with pieces from the Middle Ages to the mid-18th Century. The Neue Pinakothek presents works of art from the 19th and early 20th century. The Pinakothek der Moderne is devoted to works from classic modernism and contemporary art.

City Gallery in Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau

The Villa Lenbach zoom The Villa Lenbach

The Lenbachhaus is famous for the world's largest collection of works by the artists of the “Blaue Reiter”. Experience a number of works from Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, Paul Klee and Gabriele Münter. The City Gallery also houses the latest temporary exhibitions. Since re-opening in May 2013, the former residence and studio of painter and prince Franz von Lenbach shines in a new luster. The grounds of the complex are captivating in the summer.

Music

Bavarian State Opera

The opera house in Munich zoom The opera house in Munich

The Bavarian State Opera takes on esthetic challenges: It features dazzling performances of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner starring world-class soloists. In the 1990s, the theater achieved new dimensions with exciting new performances of baroque operas by Handel and Monteverdi. World-renowned conductors have led the skilled musicians of the Bavarian State Opera. Kirill Petrenko has been the new General Music Director since the beginning of the 2013/14 season. He follows Kent Nagano, who conducted the orchestra from 2006 to 2013.

Munich Philharmonic

Concert at Odeonsplatz zoom Concert at Odeonsplatz

The Munich Philharmonic is one of the most well-known, successful orchestras in Germany. The Philharmonic provides its audiences very special listening enjoyment, from chamber and orchestra concerts to youth and children’s chamber concerts and special performances and final rehearsals that are open to the public. Christian Tielemann, General Music Director, is its current conductor.

Theater

German Theater

Entrance of Deutsches Theater zoom Entrance of Deutsches Theater

The German Theater is unique among theaters in Germany. With 1,600 seats and approx. 300 performances annually, it is the largest and most famous theater for guest performances with a full stage in Germany. The German Theater means international show business at the highest level including lavishly designed top shows, enthralling stories and pulsating live music.

Lustspielhaus

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Besides well-known comedy stars and cabaret performer such as Michael Mittermeier, Willy Astor and Ingo Appelt, the Lustspielhaus also has concerts with a great variety of pop, jazz and world music on the agenda on a regular basis. It also specializes in "Alpine rock," a unique combination of traditional folk-music elements and international rock.

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