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Bavarian National Museum, Munich

(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Bavarian National Museum features a collection of decorative art, with strong representations from the medieval to early modern periods. The collection is split into two groups: folklore and historical art. Keep an eye out for the carved ivory, textiles, glass painting, and tapestry pieces, which are popular with visiting art enthusiasts. English isn't often offered in descriptions, so hire a tour guide if you'd like detailed information. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bavarian National Museum and many more Munich attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Munich trip itinerary maker.
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  • The museum gives a great overview of Bavarian history, arts and crafts. Apart from that it houses a great collection of town-models as they were in the 16th century. For me the highlight is the collec...  more »
  • The museum is arranged in chronological order, and we decided to go backwards in time - I found the gradual loss in sophistication of pieces interesting to appreciate. Some of the rooms were impressiv...  more »
  • The 3 winter months November until January an ideal trip with my grandchildren. On Sunday only € 1 entrance fee for adults. Very nice Nativity figurines from Tyrol and Naples in elaborate dioramas.
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  • I liked the section on the building history of Munich. The arts and crafts collections aren't that special though, that is, if you've been to lots of similar museums in Europe before (like I have). Do not expect new in-depth information, just some examples of clothing, musical instruments, Jugendstil, etc.
  • Good synthesis about the Bavarian artistic stiles. From 1200 to 1800 and over. Recommended
  • Amazing collection of 17th and 18th century art, sculptures. Definitely worth the price of admission. We went on Thursday for 7 euros each adult, children are free.
  • Collection is OK, ticket price is VERY affordable. Only problem is that most of the exhibition seems to be in German only, not tourist friendly without guilde.
  • A very interesting visit. We went on a Sunday so tickets were only 1 euro a person which was a steal for the size of this museum. We went during the holidays so they had the nativity scenes open which was also pretty interesting.