A man and a woman take a selfie in a modern hall of mirrors in the "Magic Bavaria" museum in Munich
Magic Bavaria

In this Museum in Munich, Everything Turns Upside Down

Hanging mountains, reflecting crystals, and a ball pit in the Alpine lake – the newly opened Magic Bavaria in Munich doesn’t look like a dusty museum at all. Moreover, taking photos here is expressly encouraged. See what awaits you in Munich’s probably most Instagram-worthy trend location.

You’ve never seen Bavaria like this! In the newly opened Magic Bavaria, the mountainous federal state presents itself from a completely new and quite crazy perspective. And this is done without dusty display cases or endless information boards. Dozens of colorful photo motifs depict the most famous places in the Free State – and the creators Susanne Funke and Verena Horbach have taken a lot of creative liberties.

Iconic views, such as a picturesque Alpine rock wall or the rustic interior of a typical Alpine hut, are simply turned upside down. Elsewhere, a thoroughly mirrored ice crystal infinity room awaits. Or, you can balance on a slackline high above Marienplatz – thankfully, you actually have solid ground under your feet.

Photography Encouraged

What’s especially playful is the turquoise-blue ball pit, which takes on the role of the picturesque Eibsee. It doesn’t take much imagination to anticipate the fantastic photos you can take here. And taking photos is greatly encouraged. More than 30 photo installations and illusions are waiting to be discovered and captured photographically.

However, the Munich museum also fulfills its educational mission. Despite all the playfulness, exciting fun facts about perhaps the most self-confident of all the German federal states are conveyed. Photography enthusiasts can showcase and improve their skills in workshops. Moreover, a reunion is worthwhile because regularly, new installations by local artists attract attention.

Magic Bavaria has been open since December 6th. Tickets are available from 19.90 euros per person, and a family ticket for two adults and two children costs 59.90 euros.