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Münchner Stadtmuseum portrait collection

Münchner Stadtmuseum portrait collection is a cooperative venture of the Münchner Stadtmuseum and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) in support of the central arts and humanities portal on the history and culture of Bavaria, Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (Bavarian Regional Library Online - BLO).

Museum Portal Munich

An overview of all museums in Munich and their exhibitions, guided tours and events.

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation awards scholarships to future museum curators in the area of photography in cooperation with the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs of the Dresden State Art Collections, the Photography Collection of the Münchner Stadtmuseum, the Photography Collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Jeu de Paume gallery, Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


This online portal presents the artifacts and treasures of Bavaria's cultural and scientific institutions – including some of the Münchner Stadtmuseum.


Selected works from the archives of photographer Philipp Kester (1873-1958) and the complete archive of photographer Hermann Landshoff (1905-1986) are available at bpk Photo Agency (Märkisches Ufer 16-18, 10179 Berlin, Phone +49 (0)30 266 436 700, Fax +49 (0)30 278792-39, kontakt(at)

Deutsche Fotothek

The Deutsche Fotothek (German Photographic Collection) at the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is a universal archive for the history of photography, art and technology. It includes some of the images from photographer Elfriede Reichelt's estate (1883-1953), a number of works by photographer Ingeborg Hoppe (1920-1983) and the complete archive of photographer Hermann Landshoff (1905 -1986).

Lost Art

The Lost Art Internet Database registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners. It is run by the Koordinierungsstelle Magdeburg, Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property. It was set up jointly by the Government and the Federal States of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Gustav Kraus: The Oktoberfest parades

This link will take you to a high-resolution series of lithographs by Gustav Kraus (1804-1852) depicting the Oktoberfest parades of 1835 and 1842.

Oktoberfest Portraits

Click here for Oktoberfest portraits complementing this topic. Both presentations were developed as a joint project of the Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (Bavarian Regional Library Online - BLO).

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

Stadtcafé Phone +49-(0)89-26 69 49