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Muenchner Stadtmuseum /Munich Municipal Museum

St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 23322370
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"Typically Munich" is great!

We didn't have a lot of time at this museum, we just had time to see the "Typically Munich... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
StudentInBoston
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Boston, MA
Need some German to Appreciate

We visited the city museum for a special exhibit. A few of the signs had English translations, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SusanG1953
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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The various exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum present a thrilling tapestry of the history of the city of Munich and its culture. The extraordinarily rich collections not only feature the graphic arts and painting, furniture, arts and crafts, but also include toys and fashion. Among visitors' favorites are Erasmus Grasser's world-famous Morris dancers from the sixteenth century, which can be found in "Typically Munich!," the permanent exhibition charting the history of the city itself. The rise and fall of National Socialism in Munich from 1918 to 1945 is the subject of the permanent exhibition "National Socialism in Munich." The Photography, Music, and Puppet Theater/Fairground Attractions Collections are displayed in particularly lavish form. The Photography Collection presents ever-changing retrospectives and themed exhibits. In addition to priceless instrumental treasures from a variety of cultures, the Music Collection with Soundlab.1 boasts an outstanding range of objects illustrating the enormous diversity of musical activity throughout the world. Of the Museum's total holdings in this field, only some 1500 musical instruments from Africa, Asia, Ancient America, and Europe are actually on display. The Puppet Theater/Fairground Attractions Collection traces the cultural history of the puppet show with examples from theaters in Munich itself and puppets from the four corners of the world, while the fairground attractions on show comprise mechanical figures and automata. The Film Museum, for its part, accommodates the largest collection of German silent movies, with daily screenings except on Mondays.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't have a lot of time at this museum, we just had time to see the "Typically Munich" exhibit. Admission includes an audio guide (available in several languages including English), and there's a booklet in English as well with the text of more of...More

Thank StudentInBoston
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the city museum for a special exhibit. A few of the signs had English translations, but not enough to understand the exhibit. Fortunately had friends who could translate. Overall, the exhibit was well designed (only a couple of errors in photo captions). The...More

Thank SusanG1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that this is a very good and quite comprehensive museum that traces the history of Munich from its beginnings to the present. The problem for the English-speaking visitor, however, is that there is both too much and too little translated into...More

Thank niloc36
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We wanted to learn more about the rise of the National Socialist Party in Germany and this place has all the information you need. However, it is all in German. We went to the top floor with the puppets and amusement park displays and found...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is laid out to start you off with the city being founded and its growth over the years. It also covers the rise of the Nazi party, which happened here.

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We used the museum to get away from the heat and to learn more about the city and its history. You can get a audio guide but most texts and items are not in English. The collection of items shown seems odd. You newer get...More

Thank Johan R
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

If you like art, GO HERE. There are 5 floors (and I think maybe a 6th, I feel like one was under construction.) Very worth the trip. Next time I come to Munich I'll be taking people there.

Thank Kendra L
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The museum includes the history of munich city and collections of toys and musical instruments. the collection of toys are bit scared coz some of them can move without notice. the best thing in the museum is the collection of musical instruments, they have lots...More

Thank Yipei D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

An earlier reviewer noted that this museum is "for Germans, not tourists." He makes a good point. Descriptions of exhibits are in German; there are no English subheadings. Despite this limitation, the museum is well worth visiting because it gives one a glimpse of Munich's...More

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A must visit if you a smart traveler. This museum gives you a good view of the city's development thru history. We enjoyed our time there, dont forget to visit the musical instruments collection and of course the puppets section. Also there is a separate...More

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