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The experience called homeland

The Sudeten German Museum is the central museum of the German-speaking population in the Bohemian lands. The permanent exhibition spans more than 1,100 years of the history of the region, its art and its culture. That history is related by authentic objects from the museum collections exhibited in a space measuring 1,200 square metres.

Under the overall concept of “homeland”, the Sudeten German Museum focuses on the life of the Germans in Bohemia, Moravia and Sudeten Silesia – what is today’s Czech Republic. The exhibition begins with the section on “Homeland!”, which describes the landscape and its inhabitants in the cultural, religious and economic context before 1945. Under the heading “The End of the Accepted Order”, it examines the political and social developments of the 19th century up to the catastrophe of World War II and the expulsions in the 20th century. “Homeland?” – now with a question mark – depicts the difficult new beginning and the integration of the Sudeten Germans in the West.

For centuries, the homeland of the Sudeten Germans in Bohemia, Moravia and Sudeten Silesia was shaped by the coexistence of three peoples – the Germans, the Czechs and the Jews. The Sudeten German Museum takes a look at this common homeland in all its facets, from which emerges the picture of a model cultural landscape of pan-European significance.

The Sudeten German Museum presents established facts in a lively and easy-to-understand way. Owing to its modern design, which incorporates the use of media, and its architecturally outstanding building, the museum leaves its mark far beyond the Bavarian state capital of Munich.


Nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2023


Permanent exhibition

Learn about the life of the Sudeten Germans from our fascinating exhibits and modern multimedia stations. Further information

Temporary exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions are regularly held at the Alfred Kubin Gallery of the Sudeten German House (click here for details).


Sudeten German Dialogues: Ethnic Minorities and Ethnic Groups in Europe in Dialogue:         2th to 3rd of December 2022
Other events

Guided tours

For groups, families, schools and, on request, individual visitors.
Please register

Education & mediation

Exciting themes and programmes for school groups of all ages. Find out more!

Homeland centres

From the comfort of your home, visit selected homeland centres in digital and three-dimensional technology.

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June: Poppy-seed grinding bowl 

The museum offers major and minor highlights in June. The new exhibition on Oskar Schindler opens on the 6th. The 20th is our Bohemian Cuisine Day. Welcome!

Photo: The poppy-seed grinding bowl with grinder can be found on level 5 ‘Post-war period and new beginning’. Photo: Sudeten German Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last admission at 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Monday (except public holidays)
Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Admission prices

Adults: €5.00
Adults reduced rate, groups (per person) and Munich Card-holders: €3.50
Children, young people, students (under 26), teachers in guided groups: Free
Sundays: €1.00

Annual pass: €15.00 (only via online ticket-shop)

Guided tours in a foreign language: €7.00 (minimum charge per guided tour: 105€)
> Online Ticket-Shop

Contact details

Sudetendeutsches Museum, Hochstraße 10, 81669 München
Telephone: +49 89 480003-37


By underground:
all S-Bahn trains on the main line to Rosenheimer Platz, exit Gasteig/Muffathalle/Hochstraße

By tram:
tram line 25, stop Rosenheimer Platz
By car:
paid parking available in the Gasteig and Holiday Inn/Motorama underground carparks

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Barrier-free access

The museum is fully accessible. There are tactile floor markings as well as audio and touch-screen terminals. The museum texts are available both in audio and in German sign language.

Media guide

The multimedia guide is available from the reception.


Small dogs and guide dogs are allowed in the museum in dog carts.


You can currently enjoy your visit to the Sudeten German Museum without any Covid-related restrictions.

Museum shop

The museum shop in the lobby offers many souvenirs of your visit: from postcards and literature on Sudeten German history or the special exhibitions, to Bohemian glass products, the famous Karlovy Vary wafers and the typical poppy seed mills. For more information, please click on the heading.