Museum tip: House of Art
One of the many museums in Munich that you can visit is the Haus der Kunst. Located right next to the English Garden and the Eisbachwelle, this monumental building is steeped in history and has developed into a global center for contemporary art since the late 1940s.
In the museum's historical archive, you can read about the history of the former "Haus der Deutschen Kunst", which was opened in 1937 under the National Socialists. Since the end of the Second World War, the museum has housed contemporary and modern art in changing exhibitions. As the museum does not have its own collection, you can always expect something new and varied. An exhibition has already been dedicated to international artists such as Miriam Cahn, Ai Wei Wei and El Anatsui. In the central hall of the museum, you will also find changing installations that are accessible free of charge.
Video art in the bunker
You can also visit the Goetz Collection in the Haus der Kunst from Thursday to Sunday during opening hours. This is somewhat hidden. You have to walk through the central hall, across the terrace of the Goldene Bar, out and down a few stairs to get to an old bunker under the building. Contemporary video art from the internationally renowned Goetz Collection awaits you there. On the way back, you can then take a short coffee break at the Goldene Bar . The name says it all. The Haus der Kunst is home to one of the most beautiful bars in Munich - a detour there is a must.
Art and cocktails in the Golden Bar
Art education is an important pillar of the museum, which is reflected in the extensive range of events on offer. In addition to the children's and youth program, there are regular talks with artists and curators, seminars and workshops. We recommend the art cocktail. If you take this tour, you can have a drink in the Golden Bar afterwards and then have a lively discussion about what you've seen. Works better with alcohol.