An introduction to Bavaria’s museums
Bavaria has more than 1,400 museums. According to the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, it therefore holds the record for the most museums of any German state. Around 20 million guests a year visit the collections of the Free State. This also puts Bavaria in undisputed first place in the visitor charts.
As well as the state collections with their world-famous art treasures, it is the small, private museums that convey an impressive image of Bavarian culture and history.
From art treasure to whimsical hotchpotch
Whether you prefer a cultural treasure of world importance or a whimsical hotchpotch of everyday objects, whether you are looking for art, technology, nature or history – Bavaria has the right museum for every age and taste. Even some of Bavaria’s smallest communities offer new things to learn, to explore and to marvel at.
Inside and out – there are things to discover everywhere
A hands-on approach is encouraged in the many open-air museums throughout Bavaria. Here families can immerse themselves with all five senses in bygone eras or foreign cultures, either for an afternoon or an entire week with an extensive programme of interactive activities.
New ways of displaying old treasures
With their innovative educational outreach ideas, Bavaria’s museums engender enthusiasm in visitors of all ages: it is often in situations where valuable objects are safely preserved behind glass that the most modern forms of communication come into play. Multimedia elements are very popular with younger generations and convey important background information. A classic guided tour by a passionate expert can inspire interested amateurs. Ultimately, it is the people behind the scenes that make Bavaria’s museums so unforgettable.