Munich City Museum


St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
Munich 80331

Telephone Number: +49 89-233 22370

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Nearest Subway Stop:  Marienplatz U-Bahn (1075 feet),   Sendlinger Tor (1583 feet),   Fraunhoferstraße (2164 feet),   Karlsplatz (Stachus) (2213 feet)  

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Languages Spoken:  German,   English  


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The Munich Stadtmuseum (German: "Münchner Stadtmuseum") is the city museum of Munich. It was founded in 1888 by Ernst von Destouches and is located in the former municipal arsenal and stables, both buildings of the late Gothic period.

Permanent exhibitions

  • Culture history of Munich from the establishment of the city to the presence

The exhibition includes among many other artworks the famous gothic Morris dancers, created by Erasmus Grasser for the festival hall of the Old Town Hall, and the original puttos of the Mary's Column.

  • National Socialism in Munich

This exhibitions explains the history of the former "Hauptstadt der Bewegung" (Capital of the [Nazi] Movement).

  • Music collection:

More than 2.000 musical instruments from Africa, America, Asia and Europe belong to this grand collection.

  • Puppet theatre collection:

This collection displays the cultural history of the puppet theatre.

  • Photography collection:

The Fotomuseum was founded in 1963 and owns already more than 500.000 photographs.

  • Museum of film:

The museum with its large archive shows weekly screenings and has once become well known for the restoration of movies of Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.


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