Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third most populous city in Germany. With a history that dates back to at least the 12th century, it is steeped in culture and plays host to an abundance of world class museums and art galleries.
A Museum for Every Taste
- The Museum Brandhorst is a rectangular building with a striking multicolored facade, located in the heart of the Kunstareal—or arts district—of the city. Its collection comprises more than 1,000 works of modern art including a comprehensive selection of around 100 works by Andy Warhol, and more than 60 works by Cy Twombly, making it the largest Twombly collection outside of the U.S. The Museum also contains work by Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst.
- If your taste in art runs more to the classical, the Alte Pinakothek—also in the Kunstareal—is one of the oldest galleries in the world. It is home to one of the most famous collections of European paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th century, and includes works by Albrecht Durer, Pieter Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and El Greco.
- The Lenbachhaus was built in the late 19th century as a Florentine-style villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, and was later converted into a museum in 1929. Its gallery contains a variety of modern and contemporary works by Munich artists, and is most famous for its large collection of paintings by the expressionist Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group, including works by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.
Munich is set to be the location for the first Andaz-branded hotel in Germany, due to open in 2017. Andaz Munich will increase the presence of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s Andaz brand in Europe to three, with the other properties located in London and Amsterdam.
The 274-guestroom hotel will be situated in central Munich in the cultural district of Schwabinger Tor and will be part of a mixed-use site that also includes residential apartments, retails shops, office space, theaters and restaurants. It will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a fitness center with spa and pool.
The brand’s signature cultural program is the Andaz Salon, which features interactive, on-property and virtual events designed to support the emerging local talent of each hotel’s community. The Salon at the Andaz Munich will collaborate with the city’s artists, musicians, designers and other cultural influencers to host talks, exhibitions and live performances unique to the location.
Meanwhile, Leonardo Hotels have expanded their brand in Europe with two new hotels, the Leonardo Hotel Munich City Olympiapark and the Leonardo Hotel Munich City North. The first property features 196 guestrooms situated in easy distance of attractions such as the Nymphenburg Palace; while the Leonardo Hotel Munich City North offers 72 guestrooms and is located in the central district of Moosach, near to the Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium and Botanical Garden. Both hotels are designed to reflect the regional character and are deeply rooted in their surroundings. For more information, visit muenchen.de/int/en/tourism.html.