The Long Night of Munich Museums – Saturday October 15th from 7 pm – 2 am
Children’s Programme on the afternoon
When the third Saturday night in October rolls around again in Munich and thousands go roaming the city with little booklets clutched in their hands, buses bursting with people are cruising the streets and lights in museums all over town never seem to want to go out, then it's time again for the Long Night of Munich Museums. Around 90 Munich museums, collections, galleries and churches have an open invitation out to visitors from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. to experience art and culture, science and technology in totally different light. A unique variety of exhibitions, guided tours, concerts and other special projects will be on offer. Besides the large Munich museums with world-renowned collections, a number of smaller museums and art projects will also be enticing visitors to their doors.
The “Lange Nacht-Ticket“ for 15 Euros will be valid for one adult and up to four children (4-14 years old) for the children's programme in the afternoon and the evening programme. It will entitle the holder to entry into all participating venues and also serve as the ticket for shuttle buses and for use of the entire MVV Munich transport system (U-Bahn underground, S-Bahn suburban links, trams and buses) by one person from noon on the day of the event until 8 a.m. the following day. Tickets will be available starting in september at all venues participating in the event and for advance purchase at the usual pre-sales offices (for example at MVG Customer Service Centre (Kundencenter) Hauptbahnhof (main station) and Marienplatz, also at the box office in a tent on the Odeonsplatz (from 12 noon) and at each of the venues on the evening of the event itself.
From 2 to 6 p.m. on the afternoon there will be a large children's programme for the younger visitors, offering creative workshops, guided tours and interactive activities. There will be an extra “Kinder-Ticket“ for this. It will cost 2,50 € per person (child or adult) and will be valid exclusively for the children's programme on the afternoon (available at the box office of all participating venues, no MVV ticket included). But also the regular ticket can be used for the children’s programme.
Regardless of some of the venues being within walking distance of the city centre, many are also spread across the city. A shuttle bus system will make it easier to reach them, and help visitors stay on the right path and see as much as they can. Buses will be running every 10 minutes from 6:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. on five routes linking almost every museum. You can hop on and off at any stop and change routes whenever you like. The hub of all bus routes will be the Odeonsplatz. The buses are labeled with numbers for each route as they can be found in the programme booklet. Please note: The “Zentral“ line (Linie Zentral 90) links the large museums in the city centre.
Right now, the programme booklet is only available in German. For any information you might need, please check our website at www.muenchner.de or call us at: +49 (0)89 30 61 00 41. You can also visit our team on Saturday starting from 12 noon at the Odeonsplatz. You will find an information tent there. And our “Info-Scouts“ will be out along on the various routes and would be glad to answer any questions or give you any details you may need.
Suitable for guests from abroad?
Guests to Munich are often unsure as to whether the Museum Night is also something for those who don't speak German. It most certainly is! Because of the wide variety of the programmes on offer, speaking German is not a prerequisite for enjoying the Long Night. Many of the exhibits speak for themselves, some of the information at the venues is available in English. Therefore, the most important thing you can bring along is curiosity and a desire for discovery.
Tips for tourists
In the "Kunstareal"
- The Pinakothek der Moderne presents modern and contemporary art, architecture and design and invites visitors to stroll through the art of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Open as well will be the Museum Brandhorst with its unique collection of works by Andy Warhol or Cy Twombly.
- Staatliches Museum für Ägyptische Kunst (State Museum for Egyptian Art)
Ushebtis (ancient Egyptian for “respondent“) will be available to visitors in every room to answer questions about the pieces on display.
- Städtische Galerie in the Lenbachhaus and the Kunstbau
The Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus exhibits significant works by the “Blauer Reiter” (the Blue Rider circle of artists) as well as from the 19th Century and from contemporary artists in the former studio and residence of the Painter Duke Franz von Lenbach and in the adjacent Kunstbau (Art Building).
Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum München (Munich's Beer and Oktoberfest Museum)
Munich's oldest family townhouse (built in 1340) displays the development of Munich's breweries and brewing itself. Visitors can also experience the history of the world-famous Oktoberfest from a royal wedding to a modern event of mass appeal.
Deutsches Museum (German Museum)
The Deutsches Museum houses a thrilling programme on science and technology. Besides the classic exhibitions (attention: some departments are closed due to renovation; see aufzu.deutsches-museum.de), there will be a rich cultural programme. You can explore a mine by night, discover the night sky from an astronomical observatory and then enjoy the night sky over the roofs of the city with a drink in hand.
starting from Deutsches Museum: Rollendes Museum München (Rolling Museum Munich)
Cultural history on wheels is what you can experience at the Deutsches Museum “Verkehrszentrum“ (Transport Centre). Historic cars, all at least 30 years old, will be shuttling back and forth between the Deutsches Museum and the Verkehrszentrum. All aboard!
Lapidarium in the Alter Südlicher Friedhof (Old South Cemetery)
The Alter Südlicher Friedhof (Old South Cemetery) has been part of Munich history since 1563. In the former “Aussegnungshalle“ (Benediction Hall) sculptures and busts of great art historical value from the inventories of the Alter Südlicher Friedhof offer insight into cemetery culture of bygone ages. An animated film shows the more than 450 year history and significance of this unique cemetery which has been granted monument status.
Bronze Halls in the Munich Residence
In the newly opened Bronze Halls, visitors can admire over forty large bronze statues from the period around 1600. The sculptures show that the court in Munich was a center for international bronze art at the time.