Museum Brandhorst


10 am - 6 pm
On Mondays
On Thursdays
10 am - 8 pm
7 Euro
5 Euro
On Sundays
1 Euro



Free admission for children and young people under the age of 18.

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about museum brandhorst

The distinctive building, designed by the Berlin-based architectural office Sauerbruch Hutton, immediately makes a striking impression owing to the 36,000 ceramic rods in 23 different colour glazes that adorn its facade. Located in close proximity to the Pinakothek museums, the Museum Brandhorst was opened in 2009 and supplements the Kunstareal Munich (art quarter) with its impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. The collection of the Museum Brandhorst encompasses more than 1,000 works by ground-breaking artists from the second half of the 20th century through to the present day, and is steadily expanded through acquisitions of current art. With over 170 works by Cy Twombly, the Museum Brandhorst is in the unique position to offer visitors an overview of the artistic development of this exceptional artist and is thus the most comprehensive collection outside of the USA, only comparable to the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. The pioneering American champion of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, is also represented with a wealth of works from all creative phases, making it unique in all of Europe. Added to these are contemporary artists, whose work is featured in rotating temporary displays.


You can reach the

Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35a
80333 München


No 27 to Pinakotheken

Underground (U-Bahn)
U2 to Königsplatz or Theresienstrasse
U3 | U6 to Odeonsplatz or Universität
U4 | U5 to Odeonsplatz

No 154 to Schellingstraße
No 100 (Museumslinie/ museum line): to Pinakotheken
No 100 (Museumslinie/ museum line): to Maxvorstadt / Sammlung Brandhorst

We recommend the use of public transportation. Parking is not available.

Two coach parking spaces are available in front of the Neue Pinakothek. Parking is limited to two hours (with parking disc) between 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.

Take a closer look at our map (PDF, 178 KB) to get a better overview.


From the 1970s onwards, Udo Brandhorst and his wife Anette (d. 1999) amassed more than 1000 works by seminal artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily paintings, drawings and sculptures  and, more recently, photographs, multimedia works and installations.

To start with, the focus was placed on classical avant-garde artists (Kazimir Malevich, Kurt Schwitters, Pablo Picasso) and post-war European Modernists (Joseph Beuys, Palermo, Sigmar Polke, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz) but, in the course of time, their interest became increasingly drawn to American art – with John Chamberlain, Robert Gober, Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Richard Tuttle, Walter de Maria and others being represented by major works.

With many more than 100 exhibits by Andy Warhol (1928–1987), there is virtually no other European collection that has comparable holdings of works by the best-known of all Pop Art artists. The nucleus of more than 170 works by the American artist Cy Twombly (1928–2011) is unique anywhere in the world. The acquisition of works by Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley and Robert Gober testify to how contemporary art increasingly attracted the collectors’ attention, as do mutimedia artworks by Isaac Julien, Anri Sala, Stan Douglas and David Claerbout.

While the Pinakothek der Moderne enables visitors to gain a general picture of developments in 20th and 21st-century art, the focus in the Museum Brandhorst is on an in-depth examination of the work of individual artists.

The Udo and Anette Brandhorst Foundation was set up in 1993. With returns from the Stiftung's capital, the continuous expansion of the collection of modern and contemporary art is possible to an extent that would be unimaginable with public funds today. In conjunction with the Pinakothek der Moderne, a range of possibilities opens up for expanding the concept of a modern and contemporary art collection for Munich. In addition, the Stiftung's articles provide for artistic and research projects. 


The Museum Brandhorst is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Kunstareal that includes the Alte and Neue Pinakothek museums as well as the Pinakothek der Moderne. With its entrance at the junction of Tuerkenstrasse and Theresienstrasse the Museum Brandhorst forms a connection to the busy Maxvorstadt and lively university districts.

The building was financed with funds from the Free State of Bavaria, the planning and construction were handled by the Staatliches Bauamt München I (Munich State Building Authority I).

The building of Sauerbruch Hutton architects in Berlin is a long, two-storey, rectangular structure abutting a considerably higher, trapezium-shaped section that widens to the north. The precise contours of both parts are linked by a continuous ribbon glazing that culminates in the generous glazed area at the main entrance. Here a corner window running the full height of the building cuts boldly through the structure to the North West, ensuring that the spacious foyer with the museum ticket desk, bookshop and restaurant receive natural light from three sides and enjoy different views.

You can find further information about the architecture, the museum technology, the ecological concept of Museum Brandhorst here.


Bookshop Walther König
Daily except Monday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
THU 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
T +49 (0) 89 28702 994
F +49 (0) 89 28729 993

Audio Guide

Audio Guide

The audio guide offers a tour through with information about selected art works.

German | English
3 Euro | Free for young people under 18


The Museum Brandhorst accommodates a comprehensive and important collection of modern art. The acclaimed building by the Berlin-based architectural firm Sauerbruch Hutton presents work groups by selected artists from the second half of the 20th century, as well as works by numerous internationally-active contemporary artists.  
The collection includes, for example, works by pioneering Pop Art protagonists, as well as by Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly.

The light-flooded, oak-panelled entrance hall is the ideal setting for lectures or for small dinner parties with select groups of guests.

Entrance hall
Available area for events: 150 sq m
Stand-up reception max. 120 people
Sit-down meal max. 60 people

Catering partner provided

MON all day, TUE, WED and FRI from 6:00 p.m.
End of event: 12:00 a.m. | Dismantling until 2:00 a.m.

Price upon request.
To rental inquiry

Orientation and Barrier-free accesibility

Museum Entrance:
Theresienstrasse/ corner of Türkenstrasse

Two parking spaces for disabled visitors are provided in front of the main entrance of the Museum Brandhorst.

There are two passenger elevators. These elevators provide access to all exhibition levels (-1, 0, 1). Another elevator connects the entrance foyer (0) with the cloakroom level (-1).

Wheelchairs are available from the information desk on request.

The Museum Brandhorst provides restrooms for disabled visitors in three locations throughout the building: on the upper level beyond the Lounge gallery, on the lower floor near the cloakroom as well as next to the media suite.

+49 (0)89 23805 2286