Interview with Karin Horch from “Lange Nacht der Museen”

What’s special about the “Lange Nacht der Museen”?

Around 90 museums, collections, galleries and churches have an open invitation out to visitors from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. to experience art, culture, science and technology in totally different light. A unique variety of exhibitions, guided tours, concerts and other special projects will be on offer. Besides the large Munich museums with world-renowned collections, a number of smaller museums and art projects will also be enticing visitors to their doors.

It’s the mixture and the unique atmosphere which makes the “Lange Nacht der Museen”  special.


What’s the idea behind the “Lange Nacht der Museen”?

The idea came up in 1999, after the first long night of museums in Berlin. The concept has been very well received and is still a success. The goal is to show the variety of Munich’s museum scene reaching new potential patrons as well as faithful culture buffs.


What’s the topic this year?

The topical focus this year will be on science, technology and mobility. To celebrate the centennial of trucks and buses, MAN will be displaying some old-time vehicles at the Odeonsplatz and offering an extra shuttle from there to their fascinating MAN Trucks & Bus Forums in Karlsfeld. A must-go for all technique-lovers!


What’s the highlight this year?

The variety of transportation systems with oldtimer-shuttles like the “rolling museum” connecting the “Deutsches Museum” and the “Verkehrszentrum”. There are also different thematic citywalks reaching from medival art to contemporary.

My personal highlight is the special atmosphere which will guide you through the night. Do not just stick to the program, be spontaneously and discover little surprises.

Don’t miss the official opening at Odeonsplatz around 6 p.m.


Some helpful advice…

“The Lange Nacht-Ticket” for 15€ will be valid for one adult and up to four children (4-14 years old) for the children`s programme in the afternoon and evening programme. It entitles the holder to entry into all participating venues and also serve as a ticket for shuttle buses and for use of the entire MVV Munich transport system, from noon until 8 a.m. the following day. Tickets will be available at all venues participating in the event.

There are shuttle buses running every ten minutes from 6:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. on five routes linking almost every museum. The idea is that you can hop on hop off at any stop and change routes whenever you like. This system will make it easier for you to stay on the right path and see as much as you can. The hub of all buses routes will be the Odeonsplatz – the routes can be found in the programme booklet. The central line links the large museums in the city centre.

For help check out the programme booklet, the homepage or look for “Info-Scouts” who will be along on the various routes.


One last word…

Don’t take on too much – simply enjoy!



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