Pinakothek der Moderne

Opening Hours

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



Admission is free for children and young people under the age of 18.

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August Macke, Girls under Trees, 1914
Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Munich


Dear visitors,

since Monday, 18 June 2018 – after the exhibition “Paul Klee. Construction of Mystery has come to an end – galleries 1–13, 15 and 16 are closed for the dismantling and rehanging of artworks and will reopen to the public successively on the following dates:

Room 8 (Ann and Jürgen Wilde Collection) | reopens 17 JULY

Room 12–13 (Bauhaus, National Socialism) | closes 09 JULY | reopens 17 JULY

Room 15–16 (Bacon and others) | closes 23 JULY | reopens 31 JULY

Room 5–7 (Cubism, Futurism, Picasso, New Objectivity) | reopens 24 JULY

Room 1–4 (Brücke, Fauves, Blauer Reiter) | reopens 07 AUGUST

Room 9–10 (Beckmann and others) | reopens 14 AUGUST

Room 11 (Surrealism) | closes 30 JULY | reopens 14 AUGUST

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.


Mission Statement

The Pinakothek der Moderne is the museum for art, graphics, architecture and design. The unique variety of the exhibitions is accompanied by an extensive, inspiring programme of events and art education. Visitors experience a place of sensual and intellectual pleasure, a place to encounter, discover and explore – in the heart of the Kunstareal München.

The Pinakothek der Moderne is a repository and memory of the art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries and at the same time a forum for discussion on contemporary themes and trends. The basis for this is formed by its four historically grown collections, which are constantly being expanded and digitally indexed. The Pinakothek der Moderne, a stimulating, complex and open place, invites you to actively participate.


You can reach the Pinakothek museums by

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 am and 6 pm.

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

About the Architecture of the building

The Pinakothek der Moderne, built by Stephan Braunfels, is one of the largest museums for modern and contemporary art, architecture and design in Europe. Four completely independent collections present themselves under one roof: the Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich, the Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum Munich, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung. Covering an area of approx. 12,000 m², the museum offers an overall view of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The open and spacious design of the building itself has made a decisive contribution to turning this multidisciplinary concept into a reality. With its impressive 25-metre-high glass dome, the rotunda marks the starting point for all tours of the building. Here, visitors can stroll around as if on an Italian piazza and give free rein to their thoughts as they move from one exhibition area to the next, discuss what they have seen and draw breath before emersing themselves once again in the depths of the next fascinating cosmos.

Apart from the two permanent presentations of works in the Sammlung Moderne Kunst on the upper level and the Neue Sammlung on the lower level, the Pinakothek der Moderne also has space for temporary exhibitions on the ground floor. Two of these areas are reserved for exhibitions held by the Architekturmuseum and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung. Two further exhibition rooms are used by all four collections.

The architect successfully implemented a lighting concept tailor-made to each of the four museums. The rooms occupied by the Sammlung Moderne Kunst on the upper level have overhead lights and the rooms in the Architekturmuseum on the ground floor are lit from the side through large picture windows, whereas artificial lighting is used in the exhibition areas in the Neue Sammlung and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung.

Impressions of the Pinakothek der Moderne

Sammlung Moderne Kunst

The Modern Art Collection (Sammlung Moderne Kunst) in the Pinakothek der Moderne picks up precisely where the collection presented at the Neue Pinakothek ends, namely with the art that came after 1900 or thereabouts. With its extensive stock totaling more than 20,000 works, it is one of the world’s leading institutions for painting, sculpture, photography and new media. Its collection ranges from the most important avant-garde movements of the early 20th century to current contemporary art. In dialogues offering comparisons and in rooms dedicated to individual artists, the displayed works raise formal and contextual issues about modern art. These artworks reflect how conditions have changed in an age shaped by technological optimism, the cult of progression on the one hand and by a heightened awareness of crises on the other. Particular attention is paid to making the historical circumstances of the 20th and 21st centuries visible in the presentation of the collection, and conveying the impact of war and dictatorship, for example, on art.
Within the rich collection of Expressionist works, the Cubist and Futurist redefinition of autonomous art contrasts with the question of man’s changed circumstances in Modernism. The artists of the “Brücke”, the “Blaue Reiter” and Max Beckmann, who is represented in unique depth, address this issue impressively, as is also the case with modern photography, represented with August Sander, Albert Renger-Patzsch and Florence Henri. Pablo Picasso’s pictorial fantasies and formal richness of invention are illuminated in large groups of works along with the Surrealist enigmas of the worlds portrayed by Max Ernst, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.
Important themes since 1960, such as the formal and contextual extension of the term “art”, the “upgrading” of the trivial, and the ensuing related debate on whether low-brow and high-brow are equal in status are at the center of extensive groups of works by Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Georg Baselitz, Jeff Wall, Rosemarie Trockel, and Anselm Kiefer.
The latest developments, which expand the traditional understanding of the genre, are expressed specifically in spatial installations, performance and media art (Pipilotti Rist, Wolfgang Tillmans). Here the presentation is changed more frequently, as in the nearby Museum Brandhorst, which likewise belongs to the Bavarian State Painting Collections.

Online Collection

With its Online Collection, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) is making its entire holdings accessible to the public for the first time: that’s 25,000 artworks in Bavaria, Germany and Europe viewable on a single platform! It is now possible to have an overview not only of all the artworks on display in the Munich galleries – the Alte and Neue Pinakothek, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Museum Brandhorst and the Sammlung Schack – and in the other state galleries of Bavaria (several thousand works in total), but also of works in the museum storerooms (17,000 works) and more than 4000 works on permanent loan from the Munich collections to over 400 sites, some belonging to institutions which are only partly open to the public. 

Every artwork is documented with a photograph, basic information (catalogue/accession number, artist, title, support, size, provenance), and details of its location. The relevant specialist area is also given, to assist with classification.


Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum

With more than 100,000 items from the areas of industrial design, graphic design, computer culture, mobility, and arts and crafts, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is one of the largest and most important museums of applied art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Die Neue Sammlung is a leader in the fields of industrial and product design.
The museum is also considered the world’s oldest design museum. The idea and initiative for its foundation are closely interwoven with the Werkbund movement formed in 1907 in Munich. The “Moderne Vorbildersammlung”, or Modern Samples Collection, established from 1912 onwards, formed the backbone of the Neue Sammlung, which formally became a state institution in 1925 and opened its doors as a museum in 1926 with the aim of identifying, collecting and preserving new work of the highest quality.
From the very beginning, Die Neue Sammlung distinguished itself from the museums of applied arts or arts-&-crafts museums that existed at that time – by consciously championing what was then modern and thus cutting-edge, contemporary design. To this very day, this clear agenda defines the objectives of the Neue Sammlung.
The collection’s international holdings are focused primarily on a time frame from 1900 to the immediate present.
The museum holdings span a broad range with collections covering more than 20 different thematic areas.
Alongside objects of industrial design, they include important collection fields such as ceramics, metal or glass and furniture, textiles or jewelry. The graphic design department ranges from posters about packaging design to book design.
Die Neue Sammlung is dedicated to important thematic exhibitions as well as to solo shows. Contemporary designers are invited to develop site-specific projects.
With the presentation of its museum holdings, its exhibitions and its multifold educational programs, Die Neue Sammlung reflects current discourses on the content and shape of design museums, on how design contents are received, and on the current significance of design.

Please find further information on the website of the Neue Sammlung.

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum
Türkenstraße 15
80333 München 
T +49 (0)89 272725 0
F +49 (0)89 272725 561

Architecture Museum of the TU Munich (Architekturmuseum der TU München)

The Architecture Museum was founded in 1868 at the same time as the Technical University as a means of collecting and presenting architectural works for educational purposes.

After it lost its significance for the study of architecture in the years between the two World Wars, it was changed into a repository for archives and a research institution.

Following damage in World War II, the architectural treasures remained hidden from public view for a number of years. In 1975 the collection was converted into an archive for museum purposes in order to once again make the items accessible to the public. As it did not have any exhibition rooms of its own, the collection worked together with other museums, in particular the Municipal Museum of Munich, (Münchner Stadtmuseum).

Thanks to a continual stream of new acquisitions, the Architecture Museum now holds one of the largest specialist collections on architecture in Germany. Its stock comprises some 500,000 drafts by more than 1,000 architects, 200,000 photographs, and 1,300 models, as well as a large number of sample works, documents and increasingly also digital archives. The oldest drawings date back to the 16th century, the oldest model to the 17th century.

Among the highlights are works by Balthasar Neumann, Friedrich von Gärtner, Leo von Klenze, Theodor Fischer, Erich Mendelsohn, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Le Corbusier, Günter Behnisch, Daniel Libeskind or Peter Zumthor. The focus of the collection is on German architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries, though it also includes important new projects and competition entries, drawings and models by leading international architects and important documents on construction technology.

Please find further information on the Website of the Architekturmuseum der TU München.

Office Adress:
Architekturmuseum der TU München
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 München
T +49 (0)89 289 22493
F +49 (0)89 289 28333 

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Along with the Kupferstichkabinetts in Berlin and Dresden, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (SGSM) is one of the three most important museums of drawings and prints in Germany and one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. Its inventory of some 400,000 works of art on paper is growing constantly thanks to gifts and a focused acquisitions policy. The collection covers all eras of prints and drawings, from the 12th century right up to the 21st century. The holdings center around Old German and Dutch drawings and prints, Italian Renaissance drawings and 19th century German drawings. Another of its main focuses is on classical modern art and international prints up until the present day.

The museum started out as a cabinet of engravings and drawings (Kupferstich- und Zeichnungskabinett) established by Elector and Count Palatine Charles Theodore at his palace in Mannheim. It was subsequently transferred to Munich in the 1790s and important collections of prints were acquired after the dissolution of the monasteries in Bavaria following the secularization process there. Run as an independent museum institute as of 1874, the Kabinett has been housed in Haus der Kulturinstitute on Munich’s Königsplatz since 1948. The building is home to the repositories for its valuable inventories and a study room which is open to the public.

In Pinakothek der Moderne the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München is able to rely on exhibition premises that fully befit its status and its high standards in conservation. Special curated exhibitions are organized there on a constant basis, showing works of art on paper spanning 500 years, presented in ever-changing, inspiring configurations. 

Please find further information on the website of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München.

Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 München
T +49 (0)89 289 27616
F +49 (0)89 289 27653 
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STUDY HALL | Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 München
Visitors may inspect works from our collection in the Studiensaal (Study Hall) on request.

Opening hours of the Study Hall:
2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday   
10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Contact Study Hall
If you wish to view a larger amount of the collection, please make an appointment:
Contact Florian Kislinger und Michael Graßl at the Study Hall
T +49 89 289 27 660


The Türkentor - the only remaining fragment of the former Prince Arnulf barracks - marks a central position between the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst. This particular location in the Kunstareal Munich is, since fall 2010, home to the sculpture “Large Red Sphere” by the American artist Walter De Maria (b. 1935), one of the pioneers of Land Art, Minimal Art and Concept Art. The work is permanently on display for the public. The Munich work “Large Red Sphere” currently represents the artist’s most recent artistic dialogue with the spherical form in a specific architectural setting. In close cooperation between the artist and Sauerbruch Hutton, the architects of the Museum Brandhorst, the Türkentor was renovated and redesigned for the presentation of the sculpture.

Walter De Marias “Large Red Sphere” evokes an archetype. The sphere is a universal representation of the world, the celestial body and the cosmic, a symbol of eternal and cyclical renewal.
Alone the granite sphere’s physical characteristics, reflected in its material, size (260 cm in diameter) and weight (25 t), suggest a powerful physical presence. A greater discrepancy between the
perfect and high-gloss spherical shape and the spatial enclosure with its diverse elements, forms and materials, is hardly imaginable.
To this effect, the sculpture, within the cubic space in which numerous traces of its past are preserved, suggests an aesthetic setting that embodies both a contemplative experience as well as an historic encounter.

Opening hours
Every day except Monday
April until October: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
November until March: 12.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.


Art Prints & Drawings Design Architecture
Pinakothek der Moderne

One institution, four collections: tour guide through a unique museum
In 2002, four unique museums moved into the newly constructed Pinakothek der Moderne, thus founding one of the largest institutions of twentieth and twenty-first century art and culture in the world. To celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, the Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (Architecture Museum at the Munich Technical University), the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Collection of Paintings), Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (The New Collection – The Design Museum), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Collection of Prints, Munich) will open up their collections and take readers on a kind of interdisciplinary tour through two hundred eleven collection highlights of architecture, visual and applied arts, prints, and design. Including eight essays which provide an overview of the cultural-historical developments in the decades between 1895 and 2017, the interplay among the genres reveals a glimpse into modernism’s cultural history. A special guide for visitors to the museum and an addition for the library at home.

Ed. Michael Hering, Andres Lepik, Bernhard Maaz, Angelika Nollert, text(s) by Nike Bätzner, Friedrich von Borries, Walter Grasskamp, Boris Groys, Sigrid Hofer, Beate Söntgen, Monika Wagner, Christoph Zuschlag

German, English
2017. 220 pp., 211 ills.
17.00 x 24.00 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4285-6
16 Euro


Museum shop CEDON

Publications of the Pinakothek der Moderne as well as postcards, posters or gift articles are available in our shop.

Here you will find an brief overview of all our publications.

All Publications are available in the museum shop Cedon: CEDON-service.

Opening hours
Daily except Mondays | 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
On Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
T +49 (0)89 27275861


Opening Hours
Daily 10.00 - 16.00
On Thursdays 10.00-20.00
Closed on Mondays

Café Münchner Freiheit
Max and Karl Eisenrieder

Audio Guide

In the Pinakothek der Moderne, an Audio Guide for the permanent collection is included in the admission fee. 

On Sundays, museum admission costs 1 Euro, the Audio Guide then costs 4,50 Euro.

The Audio Guide is available in German and English.
The Audio Guide was developed in cooperation with Antenna International.


The Pinakothek der Moderne embodies the symbiosis of different artistic forms of expression. Four internationally renowned collections in the areas art, works on paper, architecture and design are all here under one roof. The spacious structure with its vast, light-flooded galleries, invites visitors and guests to discover interconnections, and to enjoy new and surprising aesthetic insights.

Three extraordinary spaces are available for your events: the impressive 24-metre high rotunda at the heart of the building, the light-flooded, modern conservatory and the Ernst von Siemens Auditorium, which is equipped with state-of-the-art presentation technology and with room for up to 325 people.

Please find further information about renting opportunities here.

Orientation and Barrier-free accesibility

You can download the TOUR / MAP of the Pinakothek der Moderne here.

Access to the museum
Barrier-free access from Barer Strasse; alternative access from Gabelsbergerstrasse / corner Türkenstrasse.

Personnel parking area Gabelsbergerstrasse; Please ring at the gate and show your disabled parking permit.

The museum has two lifts that allow access to all galleries.
One lift is located in the rotunda near the museum shop. The lift provides access to the basement, where the cloakroom and restrooms for the disabled are located, as well as to the galleries located on the upper floor.
Another lift is located at the Barer Strasse entrance. This lift only providesd access to the basement and design collection. This lift is also only operated by personnel. Please inquire at the information desk.

Seating and wheelchairs
Light, portable folding chairs and two wheelchairs are available at the information desk.

Restrooms for the disabled are located only in the basement.

The cloakroom is also in the basement. Spacious closets are available for school classes. The key is available at the cloakroom.

Guard dogs
Guard dogs and seizure response dogs are permitted in the museum, if they bear adequate identification.

+49 (0)89 23805-360