Museums and galleries
The sheer abundance of museums and variety of world-class artworks on display in Bavaria will quicken the pulse of even the most discerning art and history lover. Bavaria has thousands of galleries, museums, exhibitions and art events.
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The Museum am Dom, which opened in 2003 in the restored and converted Kilianshaus, shows artworks from the 10th to the 21st century.
The museum building, with an exhibition space of approx. 550 m², was erected together with Lothar Fischer, one of the most important sculptors in post-war Germany.
The prominent building by the architect Volker Staab provides an exhibition space of nearly 2,300 m² for the presentation of international contemporary art and design.
On 1,300 square metres, the permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror" deals with the causes, contexts and consequences of the National Socialist rule of terror.
Under the heading "Back to Dürer", this house presents the residence and workplace of famous artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).
The museum presents, above all, the significant 20th century art and literature associated with Murnau: the painting of the "Blaue Reiter" group.
The museum presents the history and development of concrete art and is the only museum in Germany exclusively dedicated to this form of art.
The Obersalzberg Documentation is a permanent exhibition at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden which became Hitler's holiday retreat and later a second seat of government along with Berlin.