Museum Brandhorst
Munich

About the museum

A big, bold and aptly abstract building, clad entirely in vividly multihued ceramic tubes, the Brandhorst jostled its way into the Munich Kunstareal in a punk blaze of colour mid-2009. Its walls, its floor and occasionally its ceiling provide space for some of the most challenging art in the city, among it some instantly recognisable 20th-century images by Andy Warhol, whose work dominates the collection.

It’s a real treat for con­tem­po­rary art fans.

Emma Thesen
Tourist from Austria

Events

12 Oct
Tue 10.00
Can art still shock?
Discussion
15 Oct
Mon 10.00
Rosemarie Costaro
Focus at infinity
Vernissage
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Gastronomy

Located in the northern part of the city, Schwabing is a lively shopping destination by day and is packed full of boutiques, jewellery stores and art galleries. At night the area is transformed into an energetic entertainment venue and is home to many contemporary bars and restaurants. Bordered by the Olympic park to the west and the stunning Englischer Garten – one of the world’s largest public parks – to the east, and with two of the city’s universities nearby, it is constantly buzzing with vitality. Take in the sense of energy with a stroll down Leopoldstrasse. This long boulevard is lined with fashionable stores, restaurants and bars and runs all the way from spectacular, triple-arched Siegestor, or Victory Gate, through Münchner Freiheit square to handsome Odeonsplatz.

Museum Brandhorst

  • Theresienstraße 35a
    80333 München
  • Working days: 11 am to 7.30 pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Sundays/holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Entry ticket: 10 €
  • Reduced admission price: 8 €
  • Free admission: Children under 14

Vorhoelzer Forum

There is a faculty for architecture at the Technical University in Munich and so it is no surprise that their university cafe is very modern and minimal.The main advantage of this cafe to any other in Munich: The view over the city. It is not easy to find but when you do, you will be rewarded with one of the best view over Munich. Special tip: Take the elevator all the way to the rooftop (11th floor).

  • Institutsbau, Arcisstraße 21/Raum 5170
    80333 München
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
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Zum Flaucher

A little to the south, just down the meanders of the River Isar, an enchanting beer garden with local tastes awaits: Zum Flaucher. A recreational area that’s loved by locals, "zum Flaucher" beer garden is a well-kept secret of the city. The food menu offers spicy grilled fish to die for, while a single beer can last all afternoon (yes, they really are massive). What’s more, despite its quiet and comforting hidden areas, this garden often greets the evening with live oompah music from the in-house band.

  • Isarauen 8
    81379 München
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
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Unterfahrt

Probably Munich’s most famous live music spot, the Unterfahrt is the heart of the city’s jazz scene. Originally founded in a railway subway, its current home in a sprawling former beer cellar on Einsteinstraße is equally atmospheric. For over twenty years, this award-winning venue has hosted seven concerts a week and welcomes some of today’s most cutting-edge jazz musicians and ensembles.

  • Einsteinstraße 42
    81675 München
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
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