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There are few better places for museums than magisterial Munich. This historic city has some 80 to choose from, with priceless collections ranging from ancient history to contemporary art. So whether your passion is mummies and relics from ancient Egypt, royal palaces dripping with gilt and pomp, fine art, Nazi history or the humble beer, the Bavarian capital can deliver.
While some of these institutions could take days (or a lifetime) to take in, others are more bite-sized, half-day affairs – perfect for the weekend getaway. The Kunstareal art quarter, packed with attractions, is an excellent place to start. This area between Königsplatz and Theresienstrasse is one of the most prominent cultural districts in Europe, with a total of 18 museums and exhibition halls and more than 40 galleries. That means you may need some help deciding what’s actually worth the bother – so here’s our pick of the nine absolute best museums in Munich.
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