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Sightseeing and landmarks in Altstadt-Lehel

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Pinakothek der Moderne on Barer Strasse in the Munich art area is a museum building opened in 2002, which brings together four independent museums under one roof, covering four different disciplines in a unique constellation: Art: Modern Art Collection”
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Art Museum
“As one of the most important art galleries in the world, the Alte Pinakothek on Königsplatz shows European painting from the 14th to the 18th century. More than 700 paintings are exhibited in 19 halls and 47 cabinets. Since 1836, art enthusiasts have been walking through the impressive two-storey rooms created by the architect Leo von Klenze. The treasures of the Alte Pinakothek are kept by the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. Together with the Neue Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst, the Alte Pinakothek forms the inner core of the Munich art area.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The hands down coolest building in Munich. Also great exhibitions- check their website for whats going on at the moment”
  • 87 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Built by Hitler, its one of Munichs phantastic art museums now. I KNow, the shocking past reveals at many places in Munich. But in this one, we can look into the artistic future. The Goldene Bar has great cake too!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visitors pass through the Neue Pinakothek like in a labyrinth. The tour follows a horizontal eight and ends at the starting point. In between there is an exciting overview of the epochs of European art from the Enlightenment to the beginning of Modernism. Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Spitzwegs Armer Poet, Piloty's 35 square metre triumphal procession of Germanicus and King Ludwig I in full Ornat are just a few examples of the nearly 400 works of European art from the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. (Attention: the Neue Pinakothek will be closed from 31.12.2018 for structural reasons)”
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History Museum
“Glyptothek was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. Worth a visit!”
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Art Museum
“From April 13th - August 27th you can see the exhibition of Peter Lindberg.”
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Art Museum
“Hier sind oft spannende Ausstellungen zu sehen, mitten in der Fußgängerzone.”
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History museums

Palace
“Don’t miss to visit the Residenz, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Munich. Also try to get a ticket for the Residenz theatre, it is famous!”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Glyptothek was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. Worth a visit!”
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History Museum
“Lovely and revealing museum with a quirky shop and a well-known Café attached. Must see!”
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History Museum
“German NS History.... interesting. (On sunday every museum does only cost 1 Euro)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Palace
“This museum consists of three parts and shows how former lords used to live. ”
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Palace
“Used to be the city castle of the royal family. Now a museum with royal treasury. Beautiful garden with Diana Gazebo. U4 or U5 from central station or Karlsplatz to Odeonsplatz or 5 min walk from Marienplatz.”
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Scenic lookouts

Church
“St. Peter's, the St. Peter's Church behind Marienplatz, is the oldest parish church in Munich. Its tower, which the Munich residents call Old Peter, is one of the best vantage points in the city and also houses Munich's oldest bells and clocks. Not only the tower, but also the impressive baroque high altar and the relics in the glass coffin, the skeleton of the holy Munditia, are worth a visit.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Friedensengel is like 5 min by foot from our appartment. You can chill there and have an amazing view of the city. It´s also recommendable for a romantic evening or just to watch the sunset... lot´s of people go there with a beer to chill.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“Sehr schöner Biergarten im berühmten Englischen Garten. Gute bayrische Küche und Bier. Nice beer garden, very famous for the good Bavarian beer and Bavarian food. A must see when you visit Munich.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“In the middle of the English garden you'll find the famous Chinese Tower beer garden. It´s an open air place where you can go with your children and have them play on the big playground next to it. You can get several Bavarian dishes and desserts there and of course a lot of beer. In the Chinese style tower the Bavarian orchestra plays live Bavarian music for you. You can go on a horse-drawn carriage to make a tour through the park from there. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Great starting point to go shopping and to stroll into town and see the famous city hall.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Subway-Station, you can go to the main station and to the Oktoberfest from here!”
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Plaza
“University Ludwig-Maximillian-Universität München Try to throw a glance to the "Große Aula" and the "Audimax" and visit the memorial of the White Rose ( wikipedia.com: [die Weiße Rose] was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students [inter alia Sophie Scholl] from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. Suburban: U2 direction "Messestadt Ost" change at Scheidplatz into U3 direction "Fürstenried West" Station : Universität”
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Plaza
“Entrance to Ludwig-Maximilians Uni and the memorial of Sophie & Hans Scholl and the other members of the White Rose, a non-violent Nazi-resistance group. Grand history here. Great fountains at night.”
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Historic Site

Libraries

Library
“Wir unterstützen Sie bei Ihrem Forschungsbesuch. Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) (früherer lateinischer Name: Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis) in München ist die zentrale Universal- und Landesbibliothek des Freistaats Bayern und eine der bedeutendsten europäischen Forschungs- und Universalbibliotheken mit internationalem Rang. Ihr Medienbestand (einschließlich E-Medien) beläuft sich auf etwa 33,43 Millionen Medien (Stand: 2018);[1] darüber hinaus verfügt sie in ihrem Altbestand über eine der wichtigsten Handschriftensammlungen der Welt, die umfangreichste Sammlung von Inkunabeln in Deutschland, eine der umfangreichsten und wichtigsten Zeitschriftenbibliotheken Europas sowie zahlreiche weitere bedeutende Sondersammlungen, darunter mit knapp 18 Millionen Fotos das größte deutsche Bildarchiv in öffentlicher Trägerschaft. Mit ihrem Medienbestand ist die 1558 als Hofbibliothek gegründete Staatsbibliothek heute eine der größten und bedeutendsten Gedächtnisinstitutionen Europas. ”
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Library
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Library
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