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The decision to hold the 1972 Olympics in Munich was a boon that helped the city reinvent itself once and for all. During the postwar era, Munich was often referred to as a "metropolis with a heart" and the "secret capital" of West Germany. Today it has established a new identity for itself as a media capital. In the "Chill-Out Loden Lounge," the "Typically Munich!" exhibition shows the city celebrating itself – in a kaleidoscopic collage ranging from the soccer stadium to the beer tents, laptops to leather shorts, and champagne to headcheese.

Themes explored in Arenasaal
Olympic Games '72 – BMW – Beer garden – Schumann's Bar – Media City – TV – Migration – Beer tent – Arena – Public viewing in the Loden Lounge

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. 

Every 2nd Friday of the month the exhibition "Here Comes the Night. Club Culture in Munich" is open until 10 pm.

Filmmuseum München  Screenings
Tuesday – Thursday 7 pm
Friday – Saturday 6 pm and 9 pm
Sunday 5 pm

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
Phone +49-(0)89-233-22370
Fax +49-(0)89-233-25033
E-Mail stadtmuseum(at)
E-Mail filmmuseum(at)

Ticket reservation Phone +49-(0)89-233-24150