Haus der Kunst, Munich

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A venue for temporary and travelling contemporary art exhibitions, Haus der Kunst was originally built under the Nazi regime as the House of German Art--thus, the swastika-motif mosaics in the front portico's ceiling panels. Take a guided tour of the exhibitions, available in German several times a week and in English once a week. Interestingly, the gallery has no permanent collection of its own. Satisfy additional curiosity at the onsite bookstore (which includes children's books), and end your visit with at the sumptuous Golden Bar. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Haus der Kunst by using our Munich tour planner.
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  • Loved this museum as well. Huge space and a great collection. A lot to discover. The museum shop has lots of cool books.  more »
  • We were disappointed if high prices to see two artists. The tour of the Museum ends very quickly and we were sure that he'll have other pieces, but no! We wanted to take a helmet but the lady told us that it was for students (the Museum was empty...). Visit other museums in Munich, unless you particularly like the person who is exposed to it, you'll get bored! N
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  • Excellent exhibitions. Beautiful architecture. Between the Englisch garten and the Hofgarten. An amazing place Rico in history, always bringing something interesting in terms of art. worth a visit. Access is easy by the Hofgarten.
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  • Interesting place. Very contemporary. They do not appear to have their own permanent collection, just shows great exhibitions from others. Today we viewed an amazing exhibition from Harum Farocki.
  • The most expensive (I mean its 10 euros but by Munich standards where Museums have 1 euro Sundays) art museum in the city, but well-worth it. They have interesting exhibitions so check out what's on. The building itself is also very historical and impressive.
  • Cool space, happened to visit for the 'Postwar Energy' exhibit. The staff felt a little stand offish and for 14€, didn't feel like there was that much to see! Surely a better experience in the summer.
  • An institution. First monumental Nazi architecture to house the finest German art.
  • One of the best museums in Munich. If you live here, it´s worth to buy the annual pass for 50€. There is so many expositions, and with pass guides are included.

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