The Art District

alte-pinakothek-statueReady to explore Munich's art attractions?
Head to the Kunstareal (art precinct) to find plenty of museums housing collections
spanning from the Old Masters to the most confusing modern art.

Munich has enough artistic treasures to rival Paris or London.
The greatest concentration of museums and art galleries is in the Kunstareal in the Maxvorstadt, just north of the Main Train Station. King Ludwig I first ticked the public’s artistic senses here.
He envisaged the area as a “forum of art”, building Greek temple style museums on Königsplatz and two art galleries, the Pinakotheks, nearby. A third, the Pinakothek der Moderne, was added in 2002 to pick up where Ludwig left off. Another highlight is the Lenbachhaus Art Gallery, a brilliant mustard-yellow villa featuring artists from the edgy Blaue Reiter (Blue Riders) group which stirred up sensibilities from 1911 to 1914.

Featured attractions

konigsplatz Konigsplatz - The Grecian square that's been through a lot of changes and was once a Nazi parade ground.


neue-pinakothek-italia-germania-thumb Neue Pinakothek - The Romantics, Impressionists and modernists in a truly world-class collection.

pinakothek der moderne Pinakothek der Moderne - The most cutting-edge art is at home here.

More sights in the Art District

More art and sculpture galleries

Museum Brandhorst - Stunning collection of modern art. 4.5/5
State Antiques Collection
- Tonnes of old stuff. 3/5
- Ancient treasures. 3/5
Alte Pinakothek - The Old Masters. 2/5
Bavarian Collection of Graphic Arts - Fine drawings. 2/5

Other landmarks

Karolinenplatz (Caroline’s Square)- A "square" that's anyting but. 1/5
- Munich's American connection 1/5

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