The Long Night of Munich Museums, AKA Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen is an annual tradition on every culture hawk’s calendar… and it’s back this Saturday, October 19, 2019!
Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen: A Quick Intro
No idea what this event is? Here’s the gist: 90 of Munich’s main museums will be opening their doors this year for a fun nocturnal party from 7pm-2am. With one ticket, you get access to all these museums and public transport around the city, so you basically get a pass to visit as many museums as you want on this one night.
This is a really special night because you can get access to many of Munich’s top museums for one set price, all in the late hours of the evening which will help fulfill any lingering daydreams about your own ‘Night at the Museum’. PLUS, many of these museums will be hosting special events/displays, and some spots (like the Botanical Garden for instance) will be home to unique cultural programming that they don’t usually put on.
Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen Tickets
Ticket price: 15 euros (includes all museum entries, and a day ticket on the MVV from 12pm on Oct 19 to 8am on Oct 20)
Where to buy tickets: According to the official brochure, there will be a box office at Odeonsplatz opening at 1pm and also a box office at every venue opening at 7 pm.
Online tickets can be purchased at München Ticket, but they’re more expensive and you have to pay shipping/pick up costs, which is dumb (and something we deeply regret!), so at this point it would be best to just buy your tickets on the day-of at the box office either at Odeonsplatz or at your museum of choice.
Which Museums are Included This Year?
With 90 museums included in the program, the choice is pretty overwhelming. Of course, you are welcome to visit any mix of museums you like, but to help indecisive attendees, the city has created 5 shuttle bus routes (B 90, 91, 92, 93 and 94) that run every ten minutes from 7pm-2am which link the venues together. There is also the Linie Central (90) that connects the city center’s main museum.
Routes all intersect at Odeonsplatz and you can treat these shuttles as a hop on/hop off ride included with your ticket!
Here is a quick glance of the five routes (and Linie Central) (courtesy of Muenchner.de). Keep scrolling to see each individual route in detail!
Linie Zentral (90)
The Linie Zentral (Central Line) connects the museums you can find in the very city center, including all the museums at Königsplatz (e.g. NS-Dokkumentationzentrum, Geologisches Museum, etc.) along with all the Pinakotheken. Other museums along this line include the Münchner Stadtmuseum, the Jüdisches Museum München, the Museum Villa Stuck, the Deutsches Museum, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Haus der Kunst, and more.
Tour Innenstadt (91)
The Tour Innenstadt includes museums all around the city including the MVG Museum, the Bier und Oktoberfestmuseum, the Valentin-Karlstadt Museum at Isator, the MUCA (Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art), the Kunstpavilion at the Alten Botanischen Garten and more.
Tour West (92)
The Tour West hits up the west side of the city, with stops including the Kunstbau München, the Geologisches Museum, the Museum Mensch und Natur at Nymphenburg Palace and of course the Botanischer Garten, among others.
Tour Schwabing (93)
The Schwabing Tour will include some more offbeat Munich cultural institutions, including the Amerikahaus, the LMU University Library, the Xylothek, and more.
Tour Ost (94)
The Tour Ost which covers the Eastern part of the city also hits up its fair share of classic museums like Haus der Kunst, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Museum Villa Stuck and Deutsches Museum, along with some lesser known ones like the Alpines Museum. What’s cool is the Müller’sches Volksbad is included too, so you can take a peek inside one of Munich’s most gorgeous bath houses without needing to strip down!
Linie Nord (95)
Last but not least, the Linie Nord connects you from the city center to some of the more far flung destinations on Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen program, like the Allianz Arena (home to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt), the Museum der MTU Aero Engines and the Botanischer Garten.
For more info on Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen
Check out the official website (in German!) for the full program.