Bavarian National Museum

Once you are over viewing the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, it is time to move over to the Bavarian National Museum. Known locally as the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, this Munich based museum, located in Prinzregentenstrasse, is considered as one of the most important of cultural history museums throughout Europe.

Built by Gabriel von Seidi in the historism style between the years 1894-1900, this building was considered as one of the significant and original of museum buildings of its era. Previously this museum was located in the building that currently houses the State Museum of Ethnology.

Munich Bavarian National Museum inside

Munich Bavarian National Museum inside

Visitors are recommended to spare a full day, if possible more, to be able to fully view the huge collection, spread across forty rooms, of European artifacts that date back from the late antiquity to the early twentieth century. The artifacts on display are divided into two groups: the folklore collection and the art historical collection.

Do not miss out on the sculptures by renowned sculptors like Tilman Riemenschneider, Erasmus Grasser, Matthias Steinl and others. Be prepared to be bowled over by exhibits like goldsmith works, glass painting, ivory reliefs, oil paintings, clocks, miniatures, tapestries, and lots more.

Those interested in the late medieval sculptures should check out the Bollert Collection on the western wing of the museum.

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