The door-sign says "99 year-olds with their parents get in free". And it doesn’t get any less wacky from there on.
The tower on the opposite side is connected via a walkway with a photo essay of Munich through the ages.
This tower holds temporary exhibitions, most recently a political cartoon collection of Norwegian artist Olaf Gulbransson.
Gulbransson drew for the Munich magazine Simlicissimus, a subversive magazine that stirred up the establishment throughout the early
20th century. Below this room is a space devoted to Munich's folk singers who took the first steps towards Munich's current "pop culture".
A sweet and cheap café called the Turmstüberl, a great place for a couple of morning Weisswurst, is at the top of the first tower. This museum dishes up a fascinating slice of history, but the displays and everything else are in German only. That said I can’t recommend this one unless your deutsch is up to scratch.
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