Einwand Gallery, located at Sebastiansplatz

MIGRED: Migration from Greece to Germany

Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 2 pm

“We’ll be back soon,” said Eleni Tsakmaki when she left Greece with her husband in 1961, as one of its “first” guest workers heading off to Germany. Like many others who came to Germany under the recruitment agreement between the two countries, she ended up settling here permanently.
Eleni Tsakmaki was amongst the first to document and tell the story of Greek migrants. Her photographs, now on display in the “MIGRED” exhibition, depict the arrival of Greek citizens in Munich and explore their lives in their new home, turning the spotlight on a community that has since become an integral part of Munich society. Tsakmaki, in the collection that she has assembled over a period of years, also provides profoundly personal insights into her life and work.

The pop-up gallery Einwand follows the permanent exhibition “Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives“. Located in the city center it offers a space for workshops, events, and entertaining exhibitions dealing with the history and the present of migrant Munich.
“Migrant background” is to be taken literally at the Einwand gallery. EIN meaning ONE in German; WAND meaning WALL; together the words obtain a new meaning: EINWAND meaning “objection” or “demur”.
The walls (WAND) are composed of an artwork, which represents the city’s migration past through different elements.
The Munich graphic artist Matthias Weinzierl and the team of the museum’s Migration Research division have designed a mural which recounts and honors the history of immigration (in German EINWANDerung).
Against this background, small exhibitions will be on display. These exhibitions, workshops and events are created participatory and are to be understood as “objection” (EINWAND = objection in German). Through experimental museum work, new exhibition formats, as well as new historic narratives, are created.

The Einwand gallery is multi-layered, innovative, spontaneous, multi-perspectival, participative and anti-racist. With level access and free of admission, the Münchner Stadtmuseum offers a cultural space open for and to everyone. 

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm

Munich Film Museum Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 7 pm
Screening times may change if the film exceeds standard duration

Getting here

S/U-Bahn station: Marienplatz
U-Bahn station: Sendlinger Tor
Bus 52/62 stop: St.-Jakobs-Platz


St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 München
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