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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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  • The Brandhorst collection is a really worth seeing Museum. I really like the building alone. Moreover the great collection. Just the large (huge) room with monumental work "Lepanto" by Cy Twombly is worth a visit. But the rest is fantastic. If I am in Munich, then the Museum Brandhorst always on the list.
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  • Is at least the fifth time that I go to this wonderful Museum born from donating many works of modern and contemporary art by the family from whom the Museum is named. First off the building that deserves a look much more than occasional. Already he's ' the first work that you enjoy and you should do it on a sunny day. In a blaze of works, but the one not to be missed is the top floor. A room designed solely for this opera "la battaglia di Lepanto" from Twombly good vision
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  • We visited on a Sunday when the tickets cost just €1 each. It isn't a very big gallery but I particularly enjoyed the Cy Twombley exhibition and the Andy Warhols. The building is well lit and wasn't b...  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

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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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