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A a cultural metropolis in an aristocratic tradition

Munich boasts a great past as an art city. And with its newly built museums and fresh art spaces it certainly now lives up to its reputation. Alongside the three Pinakothek there are outstanding collections on show, such as the Goetz and Brandhorst collections. And for young art go to Lothringer13 or the Kunstverein, followed by a tour of the galleries.

Munich classics - Alte Pinakothek

Rubens, Rembrandt and Co: The world-famous collection of European paintings ranges from Medieval times through to the Rococo; moreover the gallery’s building is of great architectural interest < more >

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Munich classics - Neue Pinakothek

European 18th and 19th century art: King Ludwig I founded the museum in 1853, and it was rebuilt after being destroyed during World War II < more >

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Munich classics - Pinakothek der Moderne

Art, architecture, graphic arts and design: The museum is one of the largest galleries of 20th and 21st-century art per se. The highly praised building, designed by Stefan Braunfels, opened in 2002 < more >

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Munich classics - Sammlung Brandhorst

Post-1945 art: Works by Warhol, Hirst, Beuys and Cy Twombly are part of the collection, houses in a modern building created by architects Sauerbruch Hutton < more >

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Munich classics - Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

Italian flair: Painter of the nobility Franz Lenbach built the Mediterranean villa in which, alongside the "Blauen Reiter" collection there is also contemporary art < more >

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Munich classics - Museum Villa Stuck

A building as gesamtkunstwerk: Artist Franz Stuck furnished the villa with furniture from Classical Antiquity, the Orient, Byzantium and the High Renaissance < more >

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Inside tip Munich - Kunstverein

New positions in art: The Kunstverein in the arcades of Hofgarten nr. Odeonplatz showcases contemporary art and often the first shows in Germany by international artists < more >

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Inside tip Munich - Galleries

Major galleries: Daniel Blau, Sabine Knust, Tanja Pol and Rüdiger Schöttle – these famous galleries are only a few minutes apart, and each boasts an exciting program < more >

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Inside tip Munich - Haus der Kunst

Critical enquiry: The Nazis erected the building for propaganda purposes. Today, it hosts changing exhibitions that in part critically address the venue’s past < more >

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Inside tip Munich - Lothringer13

A launchpad for young artists: Experimental and art that has not yet established itself is presented in the expansive exhibition hall. Each year there are six shows, with different curators < more >

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Inside tip Munich - Sammlung Goetz

A superlative collection: Herzog & de Meuron designed the building for Ingvild Goetz’ collection, which focuses, among others, on media art, with works by Matthew Barney and Tony Oursler < more >

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Alte Pinakothek (1), Neue Pinakothek (2), Pinakothek der Moderne (3), Sammlung Brandhorst (4), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (5), Museum Villa Stuck (6), Kunstverein München (7), Galerie Daniel Blau (8), Galerie Sabine Knust (8), Tanja Pol Galerie (8), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (8), Haus der Kunst (9), Lothringer13 (10), Sammlung Goetz (11)