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Museum Fünf Kontinente – ethnological museum

Discover the cultural riches of the world in the Museum Fünf Kontinente and the entrance fee is included in the Munich City Pass / you save 1€ with the München Card.

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The Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, earlier the State Museum of Ethnology, was founded in 1862 as the first ethnological museum in Germany. The collection of things of everyday life, ritual objects or works of art that have been preserved and continuously expanded here tell the visitors about the cultural wealth of humanity. They build bridges from the past into current affairs and open doors to other ways of life. The museum offers a unique access to the cultural wealth of people all over the world.
Based on the collections, we show similarities and differences between cultures from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Orient and Europe. We invite children and adults to get to know the diversity of cultures and the people who shape them. We encourage you to get involved in a foreign way of thinking, to check your points of view and to take inspiration into your own life.

Opening hours Museum Fünf Kontinente

Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Closed: Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, Labour Day, Corpus Christi, All Saint´s Day, 24/25/31  December

Admission fee Museum Fünf Kontinente

Regular admission: 5 €
Admission on sundays: 1€

Address Museum Fünf Kontinente

Maximilianstraße 42 
80538 Munich 

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Directions Museum Fünf Kontinente

Tram 16 and 19 to Maxmonument
U4, U5 to Lehel

Special conditions of use Museum Fünf Kontinente

The discount does not apply to all special exhibitions.
Admission on sundays: 1€

Near Museum Fünf Kontinente

In 1862, the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich was founded as the first ethnological museum in Germany called the Royal Ethnographic Collection and renamed the Museum of Ethnology in 1917. Since 2014 it bears its present name.

Discover the cultural riches of the world in the Museum Fünf Kontinente and the entrance fee is included in the Munich City Pass / you save 20% with the München Card.

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