How to book a guided tour

We are happy to arrange guides for you for private tours. You can choose between a variety of different themes, general tours and tours of special exhibitions.

Please use our request form to book a guided tour and send it to our visitor service.

(Please also register larger groups, even if you do not wish to book a guided tour.)

Your tour request will be considered binding upon receipt of the request form and processed accordingly. Please notice that we need your reservation 5 weekdays in advance. We regret that we cannot guarantee the availability of any times requested – particularly in the case of special exhibitions. If a time is no longer available, an alternative will be suggested. You should expect a response to your request within one week.


Starting time
earliest possible beginning 10.15 a.m., last tour starts two hours before closing

Meeting point
At the information desk in the museum

90 minutes

max. 25 persons

Weekdays and saturdays

German 110 Euro, other languages 120 Euro (plus admission)
Sundays and holidays
German 135 Euro, other languages 145 Euro (plus admission)

All guides work on a freelance basis and are generally paid in cash at the end of the tour. Please note that 19% VAT will be added to guides’ fees for tours for companies.

Thank you. We are looking forward to your visit and wish you a pleasant stay in our museum!

Admission prices

10 Euro / reduced 7 Euro
Sunday admission 1 Euro

In addition to the cost of the tour you pay the valid entrance fees. Please pay the entrance tickets before the tour in time at the ticket office.

Information about opening times, entrance fees and reductions can be found here.


The Pinakothek der Moderne houses four museums. The Sammlung Moderne Kunst (modern art collection) and the Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum (design) are represented through their permanent collections. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (graphic art) and the Architekturmuseum der TUM (architecture) host changing exhibitions.


Highlights: The Pinakothek der Moderne - Four Museums

This tour gives a brief introduction to the concept of the museum and its architecture with focus on the highlights of the collections.

Highlights: The Design Museum – Die Neue Sammlung

The Neue Sammlung was the world’s first »Design Museum« long before the term came into use. It grew out of the Deutsche Werkbund, which was founded in Munich in 1907.

Current Exhibitions and Tours

General tour to the current special exhibitions (see program).

  • Sammlung Moderne Kunst der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen (modern art collection)
  • Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (graphic art)
  • Architekturmuseum der TUM (architecture)
  • Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (design)


Masterpieces of Classical Modern Art

Before the 2nd World War many artists in Germany, France and Italy freed themselves from traditional art conceptions. The formerly provoking paintings are now classics: Whether you look at Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and the group of artists called »Brücke«, or at Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky who were part of the group »Blauer Reiter«.The same applies to the paintings of Delauny in Paris and the international group of surrealists. This tour presents the main positions of modern art in the Pinakothek der Moderne. In case of any special preferences, you wish to include in your guided tour, please contact your tour guide.

Warhol, Beuys and the international development of art after the Second World War

The expansion of the definition of art to include all areas of life and the critical depiction of the capitalistic consumer world represent two of the major pivotal points of western art development after 1945. Apart from the main protagonists Beuys and Warhol, the American minimalists and German painters like Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter or Arnulf Rainer also represent this development. In case of any special preferences, you wish to include in your guided tour, please contact your tour guide.

Contemporary Works

This tour is especially dedicated to more recent works of art including photography, new media, painting and video. A large body of works from the last ten years reveals current tendencies and new techniques. Divergences and conflicts in the post-industrial age are also brought to light. As the contemporary art holdings of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung are rotated in short intervals, various artists can be discovered.


Book a Tour

We would be pleased to develop a tour designed to meet your needs.

Education & Visitor Services
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Barer Straße 29, 80799 München
T +49 (0)89 23805-284



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