Munich’s Art Galleries

No other season in Munich can be as romantic as the golden autumn. It seems as if nature pulls out its most beautiful dress one more time before winter. Everything is getting a bit quieter in the city. Let the enchanting atmosphere of late autumn inspire you and visit one of Munich’s many art galleries. We would like to recommend three special treasures of Munich’s art galleries warmly to you: The “Sammlung Schack”,the “Villa Stuck” and the “Alte Pinakothek”.

The “Sammlung Schack” (U-Bahn 4/5: Stop Lehel)

The „Sammlung Schack“, named after the patron of the arts Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack (1815-1894), belongs to the most important galleries of the German painting of the 19th century. The exposed works, amongst them popular pieces like Lenbachs “Hirtenknabe” or Schwinds “Morgenstunde” take its beholder into the dreamy world of the late romanticism.

Tip: Each first and third Wednesday of the month the gallery opens until 20:00.

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“Museum Villa Stuck” (U-Bahn 4/5: Stop Max-Weber-Platz, Tram 18: Stop Friedensengel/Villa Stuck)

Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is one of Munich’s most popular artists. His Villa Stuck is a sensation of its time. It combines life, architecture, arts, music, theatre and narcissism to one great complete work. Remarkable is the gold medal which Franz von Stuck won at the World Exhibition in Paris 1900 for the design of its furniture. Next to historic housing space and atelier, the museum also hosts the collection of the works of Franz von Stuck as well as various exhibitions to topics close to Franz von Stuck and his time. Furthermore the museum always shows changing special exhibitions. In October you can visit an exhibition about the “Danner Preis 2011”. The Danner Preis is an award that honors especially innovative and creative ideas of handicraft. On 10th November the exhibition of the famous belle époque artist, “Jules Chéret (1836-1932) opens.

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“Alte Pinakothek” (U-Bahn 3/4/5/6: Stop Odeonsplatz)


The „Pinakotheken“ belong to the most popular art galleries in Munich. The “Alte Pinakothek” celebrates its 175th anniversary this year which it celebrates with a couple of extraordinary exhibitions. Currently it is hosting the spectacular exhibition “Perugino Raffels Meister” which shows works of Perugino, the master of Raffael and one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance. At the same time the anniversary exhibition “Schätze aus dem Depot”, which shows unknown works out of the museum’s great collection, is still running.

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The „Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung“

The „Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung“ is currently showing the exhibition „Dürer-Cranach-Holbein, the discovery of the human: The German Portrait around 1500.” The exhibition deals with portrait works of the German culture around 1500. At the end of the late medieval age at the beginning of the modern age, many artists start to develop an interest of the human individual. The 170 pieces of the exhibition show the art of the authentic capture of a person and their personality. Thereby it can be recognized that each of the three artists reflects one of the basic types of art at this time – the superior, the simple and the true-to-life reproduction of the reality.

The exhibition is running until the 15th January daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

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Platzl Hotel Munich Tip: All three museums can comfortably be reached by bus with the museum line („Museumslinie“) Bus 100.

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