Arts and Culture
Barer Str. 27 (U2 Theresienstr.). Wed – Sun 10 am–6 pm, Tue until 8 pm, Mon closed. Sun EUR 1 / Tue–Sat EUR 7 / 5 discounted. More than 800 masterpieces by European artists show the development of art from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period. Rubens occupies (with one of the largest collections of his work in the world) the centre of the museum. A further highlight is old German art by Altdorfer and Dürer.
Barer Str. 29 (next door). Mon, Wed–Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Wed 10 am – 8 pm, Tue closed. Sun EUR 1 / Mon & Wed – Sat 7 / 5 discounted. Outstanding works of European art and sculpture from the late 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. With Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco Goya and Jacques Louis David, the Neue Pinakothek possesses celebrated portrait and landscape painters from England, Spain and France. There is also a wonderful collection of French impressionists: artists such as Monet, Degas, Pissarro and Renoir are represented with their principal work.
Barer Str. 40 (across the street). Tue – Sun 10am – 6pm, Thu until 8 pm, Mon closed. Sun EUR 1 / Tue – Sat. EUR 10 / 7 discounted. The last Pinakothek added is one of the world’s largest museums devoted to visual arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Our version of the Tates or the Centre Pompidou.
Museumsinsel 1 (S-Bahn Isartor). Daily 9 am–5 pm. EUR 8.50 / 7 discounted; EUR 3 for students. The most important technological museum of its kind in the world. The Deutsches Museum exhibits the first electric dynamo, the first automobile, the first diesel engine and the laboratory bench on which the first atom was split. There are sailing ships, a coal mine, a space observatory, space probes, musical instruments, robots, aircraft, you name it. Push a button and a machine will hum or lightning will flash.
Less Serious Exhibitions: if that still isn’t enough for you, don’t miss the
(Neuhauser Str. 2, open daily) to check out
stuffed Wolperdingers. Worth a look is the  Valentin Musäum dedicated to the comedians Karl Valentin & Lisl Karlstadt. It is located in the Isartor gate, open Mon, Tue, Thu 11.01 am – 5:29 pm, Fri, Sat 11:01 am – 5:59 pm Sun 10.01 – 5:59 pm, exhibits like fur-trimmed toothpicks (for winter) and admission is free if you’re 99 years old and come with your parents. Seriously!