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Arts & Museums
The municipal department for art and culture has been responsible for this ambitious project since 1991. Presenting works of non-German artists they try to strengthen Munich's multicultural life. In the spirit of living together, there are also thematic exhibitions in co-operation with German artists.
Kinder und Jugendmuseum is just a few steps away from the Hauptbahnhof. The different sections of the museum were all conceived with children in mind, but are by no means childish. Each part is an experience for the senses and succeeds in sparking off curiosity about a number of subjects. The best thing about the museum is that everything is allowed and participation is the name of the game. There is no permanent collection, just various temporary exhibitions. Visit the website for detailed information.
Discover all that you need to know about Munich's fire brigade and the history of its fire fighting. Located in the headquarters of the municipal fire brigade, the museum is a storehouse of all the paraphernalia related to the field , dating back from the 18th century. You can also find out why fires occur and what it can lead to.
A wild boar and catfish greet visitors at the entrance to Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum's unusual collection. The former Augustinian Church (secularised in 1802) is now home to hunters trophies, weapons and large-scale installations of animals in their natural habitat. The museum also contains a section depicting all you need to know about fishing and fresh water fish. Visit the website for more information on event schedules.
The concept of borrowing art like you would borrow a book from a library has become popular in many German cities. The Artothek (Art Library) sees itself as a forum for contemporary art and has been going strong since 1987. There is a huge selection of art by well-known artists from Munich (e.g. Stefan Huber, Flatz, Rupprecht Geiger, Aribert von Ostrowski) and the rest of Germany (Joseph Beuys, Günther Förg, Thomas Huber, Gerhard Merz, Gerhard Richter). A wide selection of work by international artists can also be hired. The collection contains many signed drawings, and all pieces can be bought after the lending period. The Artothek also organises monthly exhibitions by local artists.
Founded by the renowned film critic Enno Patalas and supported by the City of Munich, the Filmmuseum is known to cinema enthusiasts throughout the world for its preservation of films deemed to be at risk, such as Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The ambitious programme contains films by both the well-known and the lesser-known directors and actors as well as contemporary films which have been ignored by video rental companies. The museum is a part of Münchner Stadtmuseum.
The Münchner Stadtmuseum (Munich City Museum) shows exhibits pertaining to the city's history as well as special exhibitions, such as the history of international civilization and culture. The multifaceted permanent exhibition "Typically Munich!" covers three floors and shows the city's culture from the Middle Ages to the present Day. A central theme in the museum is Munich's evolution from a municipality, historically dominated by the royal court towards a newly independent and self-assured city. A museum highlight is the famous Morris Dancers designed by Erasmus Grasser. Don't miss the diverse exhibitions on photography, musical instruments, contemporary history (Nationalsocialism in Munich), puppet theater and showmanship. For the current listings for the cinema of the Film Museum, concerts and details on guided tours, check out the museum's homepage.
The history of Munich's supply of clean and drinkable water. The history of a long and not always perfect relationship - its happy ending only came in the late 19th century with the exploitation of new sources of water in the Lower Alps. Admission is free.
It will be an enlightening tour to the Jewish Museum if you're seeking to know the history of the Jews in Munich. Objects, carefully chosen to highlight the life, culture and beliefs of the Jews are permanently on display. Various temporary exhibitions are also held where Munich's ancient collections or exhibits by collectors are displayed. The complex consists of a Synagogue and a Community Center as well.
Kunstraum München e.V. is a private association promotes contemporary art in Munich, and originates from an early-1970s private initiative. Since then, a great deal has been done for local artists including the sponsorship of artists and the organization of over 130 exhibitions. In 1996, the association moved from Schwabing to the inner city. The association now boasts over 400 members: temporary exhibitions are organized on a regular basis. Admission is free.
Galerie Handwerk offers a selection of everyday articles and jewellery (hand-)made by local and international craftsmen. Located in the Chamber of Crafts on Ottostraße, the gallery concentrates on exemplary design and techniques. Exhibitions are organised along thematic lines. Admission is free.
Explore at leisure the native paintings of Munich dating from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries . Whether you are an art enthusiast or an amateur , whether you are looking for seascapes from the Scholle group or pictures by Bavarian impressionists, you will find them all at Schüller's. Regular temporary exhibitions show the different aspects of this gallery, which is housed in one of Munich's best hotels -Hotel Bayerischer Hof. Admission is free.