How does it work?
Where do I get the Program Booklet and tickets?
During the Long Night, are the annual tickets (subscriptions) to the individual museums also valid?
How long does the Long Night of Munich Museums last?
Is the event barrier-free?
Where does it take place?
Where does the Children’s Program take place?
How long does the Children’s Program last?
How and how long are young people allowed to visit the Long Night?
Where can I find more information?
How can I get information even during the event?
Do I have to register for special events?
Are there any other limitations to number of participants?
What is new in this year’s Long Night?
How do I get home after the Long Night?
Who organizes the Long Night anyway?
It’s really simple: The Kombiticket for 15 € is valid for entry to all participating venues and for travel on the MVG Shuttle Buses. It is also valid as a ticket for all transit services in the MVV transit zones (Sat. Oct. 19 from noon until Son. Oct. 20 8 a.m.). The ticket is also valid for the mobilen Angebote (mobile offerings), Aout Angels & Art Intervention, the Stadtrundgänge/Blick hinter die Kulissen (city walking tours/peek behind the scenes) and the Party.
You can switch Shuttle Bus tours however you wish and hop on or hop off at any stop as often as you wish.
The detailed Program Booklet (only in german) is available starting in mid-September at all participating venues, all well-known pre-sale agencies and at the city information office in the Rathaus. Please understand that we are unable to send Program Booklets by mail.
Tickets are availableat all participating venues and all partners for 15 €, as well as on the day of the event at the ticket office tent at Odeonsplatz. Additional fees might be charged at many pre-sale agencies in and around Munich. Online orders are possible up to 10 days before the event at unter www.muenchenticket.de.
All participating venues are arranged by tours and provided with numbers. The exact location can be found on the corresponding city map. You have several possibilities at the homepage: You can find the participating venues under the menu listing Program based on Shuttle Tour or under Participating Venues in alphabetical order and according to barrier-free status.
No, the Long Night is an exclusive event, therefore the various museums’ annual tickets are not valid for admission on this evening.
Begins at 7 p.m., ends at 2 a.m. At some museums, there is a time window during which a special program is on offer. Outside of such events, all exhibitions are open for individual exploration until 2 a.m. Exceptions are indicated as such Anatomische Sammlung, the Churches, Infopoint Museen & Schlösser in Bayern, Lapidarium im Alten Südlichen Friedhof, Rollendes Museum.
Program points such as mobile offerings or city walking tours that do not take place at a specific venue will occur only at the times specified. At the Hotel Bayerischer Hof – Night Club you will also have an opportunity to celebrate well into the morning hours.
Details on the barrier-free nature of the participating venues can be found at the alphabetical list of venues for each of the program offerings.
The MVG Shuttle Buses are barrier-free on five of the tours (90, 91, 92, 93, 94) (equipped with folding ramp and articulation), two of six buses used along the “Linie Nord” (95) are vintage vehicles and these are not barrier-free to access. The Bus stops Maximiliansplatz (91), Nymphenburger Straße (92), Wörthstraße (94) und Mariannenplatz (94) are not barrier-free.
More than 90 museums, collections, institutions and galleries are taking part this year. They are where all this is happening. A dynamic map can be found here.
At 17 museums, most of which are also taking part in the evening program of the Long Night. The addresses and the program at each venue can be found here (Children’s Program page).
It begins at 2 p.m., ends at 6 p.m. The exact starting times of each event can be found in the Children’s Program.
The German law concerning minors in public applies, the Jugendschutzgesetz (download in german). This means that young persons over 16 may take part in the event without accompanying adult until midnight at the latest. Should 16 and 17-year-olds want to stay longer, then – and the following also applies to all those not yet 16 years old – a legal guardian or person authorized as such must take over supervision. This can be parents or, for example, older siblings, uncle or aunt. The supervision duty should be clearly delegated by the parents for the event, confirmed in writing with a telephone number under which the parents can be reached. For this purpose you can use the Formular des Jugendamtes München (form by the Youth Office Munich). Further details can be found at their website.
The heart of the Long Night beats at Odeonsplatz. Starting on the day of the event at 1 p.m., there will be an Infostand there where we would be glad to answer your questions concerning the Long Night. Our Info Scouts will also be along on the tours and are also ready to answer any questions you may have.
No, except for the following cases:
Registration in advance:
Stadtführungen von Radius Tours
Registration on site on the evening of the event:
- Hofbräuhaus Kunstmühle
- Münchner Blaulicht
- Städtische Kunsträume
- „Nachts im Böhmerwald“ im Sudetendeutsches Haus und Haus des Deutschen Ostens
If there are large crowds, it can come to waiting times at some venues.
In the Children’s Program there are some events with pre-registration. Each case of this is noted in the Program along with contact data.
There are limitations on the number of participants for the above special events as well as for tours at the Haus der Kunst. Unfortunately, it can come to waiting times at some museums and galleries due to limited capacity or fire protection codes. We ask you for your understanding in such cases. If a Shuttle Bus is full, please wait for the next. There is no claim to any reduction in the entry price.
For the first time at the Long Night:
- EASTERN MUNICH
- Elektronenröhren-Museum der SPINNER GmbH
- Galerie der Künstler, Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen München und Oberbayern e. V.
- Heilig Geist Kirche
- MGV – Münchner Gästeführer Verein e. V. (all tours take place in german only)
- St. Maximilian
Please note that this year there will, unfortunately, be no tour through the sewer system by Munich’s municipal sewage company, the Münchner Stadtentwässerung.
The MVG Nachtlinien (Night-owl Lines) will be operating between approx. 1 and 4 a.m. Please find schedules at www.mvg.de/en
The Nachtschwärmerzüge (Night-owl Trains) of the Munich S-Bahn will be operating in night from Saturday to Sunday on all S-Bahn lines.
Due to engineering works, no S-Bahn trains will be operating over the entire weekend from October 19th to 22nd, 2018 on the central S-Bahn line between Pasing and the Ostbahnhof (Friday evening 11 p.m. to Monday morning 5 a.m.). The S-Bahn Munich will be offering replacement buses (check for German acronym SEV) and increasing service on certain other MVG transit services. Regional and main line rail service will, as a rule, remain unaffected by any of this. More information at: www.mvv-muenchen.de
The Münchner Kultur GmbH established the Long Night of Munich Museums in autumn 1999. The annual services rendered ever since lie mostly in winning over and taking care of participating museums and cultural institutions, in coordinating and editing program offerings, in making the infrastructure available, also transit, in public relations and advertising for the event and in securing financing for the staff and material expenses incurred by all these activities. The last thing that remains for us to do now, however, is to wish you a happy, enlightening and, of course, very pleasant Long Night.