Old Munich

As the longstanding residence of kings, dukes and electors, Munich had been traditionally shaped by the politics of Bavaria's rulers. With the opening of their municipal history museum in 1888, the people of Munich embarked on a quest to rediscover their past. Some of their initial hypotheses proved less than accurate, the product of idealization (“invented traditions”) and wishful thinking. This section showcases those "Munich antiquities" which – viewed retrospectively from the 19th century – were harnessed to forge a proud new identity for the city.

Themes explored in Moriskensaal
The Munich monks  – The founding of Munich – The city’s coat of arms– Munich brickwork – Frauenkirche church – Sandtner’s Model – Morris Dancers – Ratskeller inn and silver treasures – Knights and tournaments – Marienplatz square – The "Rome of Germany" and its miracles  – Schäfflertanz (cooper’s dance)– Metzgersprung (butcher’s leap) – Munich Rococo – The Armory


Plan Your Visit

Contact

St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 München
Phone +49-(0)89-233-22370
Fax +49-(0)89-233-25033
E-Mail stadtmuseummuenchende
E-Mail filmmuseummuenchende

Ticket reservation
Phone +49-(0)89-233-96450

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

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

Munich Film Museum Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 6.30 pm + 9 pm
Thursday 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