February 2022 – January 2023
Munich 72
In 2022, the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s focus falls on the Olympic Games as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics. The events surrounding these games have had a profound influence on Munich’s cityscape and lie deep in our collective memory. Not only did these Olympics bring defining change to Munich’s architecture and infrastructure; they also had a social and psychological impact on the city. There was a surge in innovation buoyed up by the optimistic mood in the run-up to the Games along with the joyful excitement whipped up as local people were democratically included in the avant-garde organization. This was quickly followed by the chilling shock of the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team. "Munich 72" seeks to explore this crucial turning point in Munich’s history in an extensive hunt for traces of the event throughout the city. We have scoured our own collections and solicited the recollections of Munich residents and interested parties from around the world.

This project will be carried out in collaboration with the Münchner Stadtbibliothek, Münchner Volkshochschule, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Medienzentrum München, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and numerous other partners.

July 7, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Munich 72
In search of traces of the Olympics
What traces of the Summer Olympics can be discovered in the city 50 years after this major event? The "Munich 72" discovery tour, with 20 stops across the city, will take you on a journey through time and space, to famous, forgotten and sometimes surprising places. It will recall some of the events surrounding the Games and the infrastructure that had to be built and that permanently changed the face of the city. Background information, film clips and interviews will tell the stories of the individual sites.

July 29, 2022 – January 08, 2023
Munich 72
Fashion, People and Music
The "Munich 72" project is delighted to present our "Fashion, People and Music" exhibition. A tapestry of items, both visionary and provocative, from our own collections will be showcased against the backdrop of recently collected memorabilia and previously untold stories. Our Fashion Collection holds celebrated creations by French couturier André Courrèges, the man who revolutionized the fashion world with his futuristic style. Indeed, he designed the official staff uniforms for the Munich Games. Otl Aicher then provided a contrasting dash of local color for the hostess outfits, by choosing tones reminiscent of the Alps. The Games, by adopting this bright and unconventional look, saw themselves as a trendsetter at the forefront of fashion and lifestyle. Their cultural program also set new standards with its democratic, participatory approach. EXOTICA, a controversial work by German-Argentine composer Mauricio Kagel, was commissioned especially for the Games. Some 60 instruments from our Music Collection took pride of place at its premiere. The exhibition explores this musical work and offers our visitors the opportunity to revisit it and explore intercultural issues.

July 29, 2022 – January 8,2023
Munich 72
FORUM 054: INA KWON. Piles of Earth and Rubble
Our Forum photography series is pleased to present Berlin graphic designer Ina Kwon’s works exploring Munich’s Olympiaberg (Olympic Hill). Kwon juxtaposes images of Munich and the city of Gyeongju, South Korea, where tumuli dating back to the Kingdom of Silla can be found extensively. After years in oblivion, many of these burial mounds were finally reconstructed in the 1970s. In Munich, Schuttberg, a great pile of rubble left behind by World War II, also found new life, this time as the central element of a landscape park, to mark the Summer Olympics. Ina Kwon uses photographs and text to illustrate her travels and her research in these two locations that share one defining feature – in both artificial hills are deployed to bury, expose, construct and rewrite history.

September 30, 2022 – March 05, 2023
Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
This Einwand gallery exhibition explores Munich’s post-war history and the city's role in the Cold War. Clips of interviews with people who worked at these two radio stations combine with personal possessions that the Museum was able to acquire after working closely with their owners. An additional section of the exhibition will be on show at Munich’s Jewish Museum at the same time. The exhibition forms part of a joint project between the Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Jewish Museum to investigate post-war Munich from a history-of-migration perspective.

October 14, 2022 – November 6, 2022
wunder. International Puppet Theater Festival
This year’s "Making (Hi)story" festival focuses on international artists and their performances which will bring history and its accompanying stories to life on stage. The visual experience they create encompasses everything from the Shoah to post-colonialism, individual biographies to community issues, and documentary theater to installation art.

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

Filmmuseum München  Screenings
Tuesday – Friday 7 pm
Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 5 pm

Getting here

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


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