The Long Night of Munich Museums
Saturday October 14th from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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 LONG NIGHT TICKET
It costs 15 € and is valid for admission to all participating venues for one adult and up to four children (4-14 years old) for the evening programme and for the MVG Shuttle Buses. It is also valid as a ticket for one person on the day of the event for all public transit services within the zones of the MVV Transit Authority (from noon on October 14 to 8 a.m. on October 15). The ticket can also be used for entry to offerings separate from the museums, such as the “Mobile Offering,” “City sightseeing walks” as well as to the “Open-end Party” in the Bayerischer Hof.
The Long Night Ticket will be available for 15 € from mid-September at all participating venues and all partners. Additional fees will be payable at other advance sales offices. Online orders are possible up to 10 days before the event at muenchenticket.de.
Admission tickets will also be available for 15 € on Saturday evening at all participating venues, and at the box office tent on the Wittelsbacherplatz starting as early as 1 p.m.
AFTERNOON CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME
For kids, the Long Night will already kick off at two in the afternoon (2-6 p.m.). To find out what children can look forward to at 18 venues around town, check here.
There are two types of tickets:
The LONG NIGHT TICKET for 15 € is valid, in addition to the evening programme, for the afternoon as well for up to four children (4-14 years old) and for one accompanying adult (also as a ticket for one person on the entire MVV transit network, see above).
The CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME TICKET for 2.50 € is valid per person (child or one accompanying adult, afternoon only, no advance sales, sale at any venue on the day, no transit with the MVV).
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 “Circle 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 1 p.m. at the Wittelsbacherplatz. 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.
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.