MĂĽnchen - Munich


Prinzregentenstrasse 3

Phone: +49 - 89 - 211 24-01
Fax: +049 - 89 - 211 24-366
Website: http://www.bayerisches-na

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum - Bavarian National Museum

The Bavarian National Museum is one of Europe’s major art and cultural history museums.
The main topic of the varied artefacts is southern Germany with the principal focus on Bavaria.
The sculpture collection is of international significance. European craftwork from the Middle ages to Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) are fully presented over three floors. The cribs from the Alps and Italy are world-famous.
The museum building is a milestone of museum architecture at the turn of the 20th century. The character and appearance of the exhibition rooms answer the style of the respective exhibits. This basic concept lends the museum its singular character.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection


The museum houses the artistically most valuable and extensive crib collection in the world. Three geographical focal points characterise the collection, which contains more than 60 illusionistically designed crib images: the Alps, Naples and Sicily. Primarily, many-figured nativity scenes, which were created between 1700 and the middle of the 19th Century are on display. The cribs stem not only from churches, but inter alia, also from the Neapolitan court and the property of the Neapolitan nobility. The largest part of this collection was donated to the Bavarian National Museum by the Munich financier, Max Schmederer (1854-1917).

Furniture from Bavaria

The exhibition includes ensembles and furniture from the 18th and 19th Century, which bear witness to the skills of the cabinet-makers from various regions of Bavaria. Especially in southern Upper Bavaria, rich furniture painting was created. Their religious motives illustrate how living rooms were also considered to be devotional rooms.

Romanesque, Gothic

The collections of the early and height of the Middle Ages include religious art treasures - ivory reliefs and goldsmith works - and architectural sculptures. The painting and sculptures of the Gothic Period (c. 1250 to around 1520) were frequently part of winged altarpieces. Gilded and coloured Madonnas and figures of saints stood in the shrines. The painted wings served to lock these shrines. Although most mediaeval artists remained anonymous for many years, individual famous masters from the late 15th Century are identifiable by name, such as Hans Multscher and Tilman Riemenschneider.

Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo

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The Cleveland Museum of Art
Masterworks from 300 to 1550

The Master of the Premises

from the costume collection "Herr im Haus“
13. February to September 2007


Adults € 5
Reduced rate € 4
On Sundays € 1

Free admission for members, children,
and young persons under 18

The entrance prices do not apply for
special exhibitions.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 17.00
Thursday 10.00 to 20.00

Getting there

U 4 and U 5 (Lehel Station)
Tram Line 17
Bus 100 ("Museum Line")

Car park behind the "Haus der Kunst”

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The museums shop

interesting reproductions from the museums collections

open tue - sun
10.00 to 12.30 and 13.00 to 17.00 h
thu until 18.00 h
fone: 089 / 21124 - 370
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The Café in the entrance hall of the Bayerischen Nationalmuseums offers an attractive range of beverages, pastries, snacks and italian specialties.

Open tue to sun 10 to 17 h

fone +49 (0) 89 21 12 42 42

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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