Modern Munich is the lucky inheritor of centuries of museum tradition. DW gives art aficionados a look inside the city's Glyptothek, Alte Pinothek, Neue Pinothek, Brandhorst and Lenbachhaus museums.
The city of Munich was shaped by the passion of Bavaria's kings for art and architecture. Museums such as the Glyptothek, the Alte Pinothek, and the Neue Pinothek are famous the world over. And the city isn’t resting on its laurels. New museums - and expansions of old ones - are in the works.
The Glyptothek, Munich’s oldest museum, was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1830 to house his collection of classical Greek and Roman sculpture. Not far away, art lovers can pay a visit to a newcomer, the Brandhorst Museum. It opened in 2009 and houses modern and contemporary artworks. Then, there’s also the Lenbachhaus, renowned for its “Blaue Reiter” collection. With a spectacular new annex building, the Lenbachhaus is set to reopen in May 2013.