On St.-Jakobs-Platz, this museum is as eclectic inside as the architecture is outside. The buildings, facing St.-Jakobs-Platz, originally date to the 15th century, though were destroyed by Allied bombs in 1944–45 and subsequently rebuilt. Recent extensive renovation has revitalized the City Museum, exemplified by its fabulous Typical Munich! exhibition, charting a riotous history few other city's can match: royal capital, brewery center, capital of art and classical
music, and now wealthy, high-tech and cultural center par excellence. There is also a separate, permanent exhibtion dealing with the city's Nazi past. The museum is home to a film museum showing rarely screened movies, a puppet theater, while there are numerous photo and other temporary exhibitions. Checkout the museum shop, servus.heimat, with the great and good of Munich kitsch, and some pretty good Munich souvenirs.Even the threat of sunshine makes it difficult to get a table outside the lively museum café on St.-Jakobs-Platz. Try the inner courtyard, which still catches the sun but can be less packed.