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Münchner Stadtmuseum (City Museum)

  • St.-Jakobspl. 1 Map It
  • Altstadt

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

This museum is as eclectic inside as the architecture is outside. The buildings facing St.-Jakobs-Platz date to the 15th century, though they were destroyed in WWII and rebuilt. Recent extensive renovation has revitalized the City Museum, exemplified by its fabulous Typical Munich! exhibition, charting a riotous history few other cities 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 exhibition dealing with the city's Nazi past. The museum is home to a puppet theater, a film museum showing rarely screened movies, and numerous photo and other temporary exhibitions. Check out the museum shop, servus.heimat, with the great and good of Munich kitsch and souvenirs. If the threat of sunshine makes it difficult to get a table outside at the lively museum café on St.-Jakobs-Platz, try the Stadtmuseum's inner courtyard, which still catches the sun but can be less packed.

Sight Information


St.-Jakobspl. 1, Munich, Bavaria, 80331, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €7
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/25/2016


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