The Münchner Stadtmuseum is Germany’s largest municipal museum both in terms of its physical size and its extensive collections. These collections cover everything from predominantly Munich-themed graphic art, posters and paintings to fashion and textiles, ethnographic objects, plastic art and arts and crafts. The museum is also home to an important collection of furniture including several art nouveau items. It boasts a Music Collection which showcases a wide range of musical instruments from every continent, and its Puppet Theater / Fairground Attraction Collection traces the cultural history of puppetry through Munich’s own puppet show booths as well as puppets from around the world all displayed in its exhibition rooms. Its Photography Collection shows a mixture of retrospectives and contemporary photography.
One of its star attractions are the famous Morris dancers by Erasmus Grasser (1450-1518) which are part of “Typically Munich!”, a permanent exhibition about the city’s history. This exhibition explores all that is typical of Munich, and when, and above all, why this came to be the case. A further exhibition, “National Socialism in Munich”, charts the emergence and nature of National Socialism in Munich.
Finally, the Filmmuseum offers a program which changes daily.