The Bavarian National Museum, located to the south of the Englischer Garten in Munich, is one of the most original and important museum buildings from the period around 1900.
It contains masterpieces of sculpture and painting, craft items, tapestries, furniture and weapons from Western art epochs ranging from late antiquity to Jugendstil.
Alongside the display collection, specialist departments present ivory carvings, musical instruments and games, porcelain and precious works demonstrating the fine art of goldsmithing.
The Bavarian National Museum is also home to the world famous Nativity collection with many different figures brought from Naples, Sicily and the Alps and dating from between 1700 and 1850.
One unique document of the collection culture of the early 20th century is the last great German private collection of medieval sculpture of Berlin judge Dr Gerhard Bollert. It is housed in a separate wing.
The Bavarian National Museum was founded by King Maximilian II in 1855. The main items in the collection come from the House of Wittelsbach. The building was built in the Historicism style according to plans drawn up by Gabriel von Seidl. Today, the Bavarian National Museum is one of Europe’s finest museums of art and cultural history.
Creature comforts are also well catered for: The restaurant serves cakes, snacks and lunch specials. Outside the regular opening hours of the museum, multi-course prix fixe dinners and à la carte dishes are also served in the historical vaults. The unique south terrace allows diners to enjoy the illuminated well courtyard and the museum facade well into the night on warm summer evenings.For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.