Bavarian National Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Bavarian National Museum
One of the most important museums of decorative arts in Europe and one of the largest art museums in Germany. Founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It houses a large collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity until the early 20th century with particular strengths in the medieval through early modern periods. The collection has been divided into two main groups: the art historical collection and the folklore collection.
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0.86km from Bavarian National Museum
The former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. It is the largest city palace in Germany and is open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex of buildings contains ten courtyards and displays 130 rooms.
St. Peter's Church Munich
1.32km from Bavarian National Museum
A Roman Catholic parish church in the inner city of Munich. Its 91-meter (299 ft) tower is commonly known as "Alter Peter" (Old Pete) and is emblematic of Munich. It is the oldest recorded parish church in Munich and presumably the originating point for the whole city.
1.37km from Bavarian National Museum
Because of local height limits, the church towers of Frauenkirche are widely visible in Munich. City administration prohibits buildings with a height exceeding 99 m in the city, and as a result, no buildings may be built in the city over the aforementioned height. The south tower, which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps after its current renovation is completed. Both the towers are approximately 99 meters in height.
Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt)
1.4km from Bavarian National Museum
A daily food market and a square in the center of Munich. It is a popular market for gourmets with an area covering 22,000 m2 (240,000 sq ft), 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, exotic fruit, game, poultry, spices, cheese, fish, juices and so on.
Pinakothek der Moderne
1.46km from Bavarian National Museum
A modern art museum, situated in central Munich's Kunstareal. It is one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art. The Museum is divided into Art, Architecture, Design, and Works on Paper.
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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.