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Museum Brandhorst, Munich

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With more than 700 works displayed in approximately 200 exhibits, Museum Brandhorst is one of Munich's leading modern art museums. Housed in a large, rectangular structure with a multicolored facade, the museum's original collection included works from classical avant-garde artists and post-war European Modernists. The collection has expanded to feature more than 100 exhibits by Andy Warhol--the largest holding of works by the Pop Art artist in Europe. You'll also find 170 works by American artist Cy Twombly. A number of special exhibits pop up throughout the year, many focusing on photographs and multimedia works. Visit on Sundays to get in for just 1 euro. Using our online itinerary creator, Munich attractions like Museum Brandhorst can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Expensive, dull and pretentious combined with rude staff. Went to the Alte Pinakothek beforehand which made Brandhorst seem like a gallery for first graders  more »
  • This building is really lovely. Every detail such as the covers on the handrail is top quality, no expense spared. However it is sadly underused. There was a Cy Twombley exhibition on when we went whi...  more »
  • This gallery is definitely for lovers. For me who likes to broaden my horizon but doesn't know too much about art it went too far and I couldn't connect with the exhibition.  more »
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  • The pieces just never float my boat. I read the explanation on the wall and get enough from that on my own from the interesting ideas. I dont need illustrations in a good book to show me what to see either.
  • The true highlight here is the Cy Twombly pieces displayed in a custom-designed space on the second floor. Together, his masterworks create an uplifting triumph of spirit that permeates the lofted and sunlit rooms. You can practically smell the roses! The first floor has three rooms that host rotating exhibits as well as an interesting Warhol copper oxidation piece. While nice to see, these rooms pale in comparison in terms of content and grandeur to the Cy works one floor up. Budget 1-2 hours to fully take it all in. The cafe at the entry level is stylish and modern, perfect for a cake and coffee at 3pm making this museum a nice late afternoon stop. Tip: This museum is only 1 euro on Sundays.
  • I got trapped in the hall outside the public bathroom here. The door leading back to the museum would not open. I screamed as loud as I could but no one heard, until a lady, who was coming in to use the bathroom happened to open the door from the other side. It was very frightening. The Cy Twombly collection here at this museum is excellent, truly monumental.
  • One star for the arrangements and interior design. Not even the exhibition. Staffs are extremely rude and annoying as I approach closer to appreciate the work and one of them warn me not to step beyond the 'line'. There isn't even an actual line there! And NO PHOTOS is the worst rule ever. How can you memorize some impressive works without recording it? The worst point is they chase after you as if you're some kind of thief. The whole vibe is just weird. Definitely not recommending.
  • I was expecting more, I saw everything in less than an hour and it wasn't so interesting. The staff was always watching me in my every move and it made me feel unfomfortable.. The buildimg looks nice from outside tho