Circle Line: the "Linie Zentral"
One route – 25 Museums
Departing from Odeonsplatz
7 p.m. to 2 a.m., every 10 minutes
One bus will take you to 25 of Munich's most important museums. The loop links the Kunstareal arts district and its Pinakotheks, the Museum of Egyptian Art, the Lenbachhaus (world's largest collection of the avant-garde artist group “Blauer Reiter”), the antiquities museums surrounding the Königsplatz, the Bavarian National Museum, the Museum Villa Stuck, the Deutsches Museum and many other great venues with world-class exhibits and collections. To reach the Munich City Museum or the Jewish Museum, take the underground, line U3 or U6, from Odeonsplatz to the Marienplatz station and walk from there.
National Numismatic Collection - Staatliche Münzsammlung
Residenzstraße 1, Eingang im Tor zum Brunnenhof, 80333 München
The museum has more than 2,000 coins and medals on exhibit, along with lacquered Japanese furniture and a special exhibition featuring a collection of portraits of Martin Luther from Luther festivals over the centuries (2017 is the 500th anniversary of the posting of Luther's “Ninety-Five Theses”). Specially for the Long Night: the minting of coins on an old embossing machine.
German Theater Museum - Deutsches Theatermuseum
Galeriestraße 4 a, 80539 München
With its many-faceted collections dating from the Renaissance, the German Theatre Museum has one of the most notable collections of its kind in the world. Special exhibitions focus on a wide variety of topics from the history of theatre.
from Odeonsplatz take U3 or U6 to Marienplatz
Jewish Museum - Jüdisches Museum München
St.-Jakobs-Platz 16, 80331 München
Munich's Jewish Museum is part of the architectural ensemble around the St.-Jakobs-Platz. On its exhibition floors, visitors gain a world of topical insights into Jewish life and culture in Munich.
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 München
(History of the City of Munich)
Besides the permanent exhibitions “Typically Munich!,” “National Socialism in Munich”, ”The Music Collection” with Soundlab and the “Puppet Theatre/Fairground Attractions,” a number of current special exhibitions are also on offer.
Infopoint Museums & Palaces in Bavaria - Infopoint Museen & Schlösser in Bayern
Alter Hof 1, 80331 München
You can discover all about 1,300 museums and palaces throughout Bavaria in the Alter Hof. But there's more. for instance current exhibitions about the Munich Kaiserburg (the Kaiser's Castle): a lively multimedia presentation explains the history that took place within these historic city walls.
German Museum of Hunting and Fishing - Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum
Neuhauser Straße 2, 80331 München
The exhibitions “Forest Walk” and “Water Worlds – Fish Tales” display the life of native species in an interactive and playful way. Historic exhibits and special exhibitions make the importance of hunting and fishing come alive for visitors.
Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism - NS-Dokumentationszentrum München
Brienner Straße 34, 80333 München
Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
The Documentation Centre is Munich's main venue for learning about and never forgetting the history of National Socialism while dealing with the city's difficult past at this historical location.
Gallery of Casts of Classical Sculptures - Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, 80333 München
Discover this collection of more than 2,000 original-scale plaster casts of classical sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome. Highlights from the world's greatest museums have been brought together here under one roof.
State Collections of Antiquities - Staatliche Antikensammlungen
Königsplatz 1, 80333 München
State Collections of Antiquities
The State Collections of Antiquities house one of the world's most important collections of smaller Greek, Etruscan and Roman artworks: vases, bronzes, terracotta figurines, glassware and jewellery from the 3rd millennium BCE to around 400 CE.
Königsplatz 3, 80333 München
Behind the temple facade of Munich's oldest public museum, opened in 1830, are ensconced one of the most beautiful collections of sculptures from Greek and Roman times, among them such world-famous masterpieces as the Barberini Faun (Drunken Satyr).
Museum Lenbachhaus - Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau
Luisenstraße 33, 80333 München
Museum Lenbachhaus displays important works from the “Blue Rider” artists and the 19th Century, but also contemporary art, all on display in the former artist's residence of Malerfürst (Painter Prince) Franz von Lenbach and in the adjacent Kunstbau (Art Annex).
Geological Museum - Geologisches Museum
Luisenstraße 37 und Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, 80333 München
Our earth has a long and diverse history. Rocks and fossils in the Geological Museum bear testimony to the slow and varied rise and fall of the world around us and give insight into the natural history of Bavaria and beyond.
Palaeontological Museum - Paläontologisches Museum
Richard-Wagner-Straße 10 und Luisenstraße 37, 80333 München
Major fossil finds from virtually all fields of paleontology shine light on prehistoric flora and fauna, and the worlds of dinosaurs, mammoths, mastodons and sabre-toothed tigers. One highlight is a specimen of the prehistoric bird Archaeopteryx.
State Museum of Egyptian Art - Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München
The new museum focuses on the art of ancient Egypt, primarily on its free-standing statuary. All epochs are represented: from prehistory through the classical period and later dynasties right through to the Greco-Roman age.
Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40, 80333 München
Four major museums for art, graphics, architecture and design under one roof – the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of world's largest venues displaying art from the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Brandhorst Collection - Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35 a, 80333 München
(Contemporary Art Collection)
The museum displays an impressive ensemble of works from modern and contemporary art in a building that sets striking new accents in the city's Museum Quarter. The collection focuses on the works of Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol, among others.
Neue Pinakothek (Art of the 19th century)
Barer Straße 29, 80799 München
(Art of the 19th century / From Goya to Picasso)
The Neue Pinakothek presents a significant collection of paintings and sculptures from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It offers an overview of the epochs of European art from Classicism to Art Deco.
Mineralogical State Collection - Museum Reich der Kristalle
Theresienstraße 41, entrance Marianne-v.-Werefkin-Weg, 80333 München
“Kingdom of Crystals“ – Mineralogical State Collection Munich
The “Kingdom of Crystals” Museum is the section of the Mineralogical State Collection that is open to the public. It showcases nature's masterpieces: crystals, precious stones, gold and silver, but also rocks from the moon and Mars.
Five Continents Museum - Museum Fünf Kontinente
Maximilianstraße 42, 80538 München
The museum was established in 1862 as Germany's first ethnological museum. It offers unique access to mankind's cultural riches. At the Five Continents Museum, you can explore the whole world right in the heart of Munich.
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München
(Masterpieces of Science and Technology)
The Deutsches Museum offers a unique reflection of the past century's technical progress and achievements in science and technology, but also the social changes they entail.
Friedensengel / Villa Stuck
Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60, 81675 München
A synthesis of artistic masterpieces by the Künstlerfürst (Artist Prince) Franz von Stuck with historical rooms and an artist's garden. Important works by Stuck, exhibitions from the period around 1900 and from modern and contemporary art make the Villa Stuck a one-of-a-kind space to experience.
Prinzregentenstraße 9, 80538 München
A precious gem among Munich's museums, the Sammlung Schack (Schack Gallery) showcases masterpieces of German painting from the 19th Century. Among the collection's major works are paintings by Böcklin, von Schwind and Feuerbach.
Bavarian National Museum - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Prinzregentenstraße 3, 80538 München
The museum displays works of European art and culture from the early Middle Ages to Art Nouveau, among them sculptures, porcelain, furniture, goldsmith art, textiles and weaponry. The collection of Nativity scenes is world famous.
Agency for Digitisation, High-Speed Internet and Surveying - Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung
Alexandrastraße 4, 80538 München
The agency has a surprising history of over 200 years of surveying and printing. The world's largest archive of lithographic stones is particularly impressive. For the Long Night: hourly printing demonstrations.
Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München
The Haus der Kunst (House of Art) is one of the world's leading centres for contemporary art. Current exhibitions showcase contemporary photography, painting and media art.