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The Bavarian National Museum is a true treasury of Munich.

You can be filled with the history, culture, and art of Germany visiting the rooms of the museum. The origins of the Gold Reserve of the establishment belongs to the House of Wittelsbach. The kings collected the masterpieces of the world art, the works of Folk and Fine Arts, and sculpture.

A Trip to the History

The museum was founded in 1855. It discovers all the sides of the Bavarian culture. Initially, the museum collection was in the royal palace, but after a while, the number of the exhibits enlarged greatly, and it was decided to build a separate house for a museum. The architect Gabriel von Seidl became the author of the project. Construction of the museum lasted for 5 years, from 1894 to 1899. The building is made in the eclectic style.

Facade with the main entrance of the Bavarian National Museum
Bavarian national museum © PIXEL to the PEOPLE / Shutterstock

Sculptural Heritage of Germany

The Bavarian National Museum is the must-visit place for every tourist coming to Munich. The museum is still recognizable for the equestrian statue of the Prince of Bavaria Luitpold.

The rooms of the museum are richly decorated as well. On the ground floor, there is a section dedicated to the sculptural arts of the south Germany and Bavaria. Here you can see the works of Erasmus Grasser, Adam Krafft, Tilman Riemenschneider, Hans Leinberger, and many others.

The statue of Madonna from Seeon Abbey is a crown jewel of the Medieval exposition. This work was made by an unknown master approximately six centuries ago. The works of Ferdinand Tietz and Simon Troger represent the Rococo style, while the Baroque style is seen in the sculptures of that period, the author of which are Hubert Gerhard, Johann Straub, and others.

Statue at the entrance to the Bavarian National Museum
Bavarian national museum © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH / Shutterstock

Arts and Crafts Profusion

The first floor of the Bavarian National Museum impresses by the items of the South German masters. The works of applied and decorative arts are the real masterpieces made of ivory, porcelain, gold, Dutch ware, silver, and textile. The unusual glass paintings, intarsias, and the marquetry works touch the visitors deep inside by their delicate work.

There is the biggest collection of cribs in the world. The Christmas cribs as a remembrance of the birth of Christ were very popular among people in Germany. In previous centuries, the crèches were made of various materials, such as wood, paper, carton, ivory, porcelain, and precious metals.

Germany is still the most popular European country among tourists. One understands the greatness of the German sights after visiting the Bavarian National Museum and the Feldherrnhalle, where you can “touch the pearls” of the cultural and historical heritage of the country.

The convenient online reservation of a hotel in Munich, will brighten up your vacation in this magnificent city.

An exposition of medieval armor and knights is presented at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich
Bavarian national museum © Lestertair / Shutterstock

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