The Isartor, once the most important entrance gate to the city, has housed the Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum since 1959. A mixture of informative units and curious surprises presents the life and work of Karl Valentin and his congenial partner Liesl Karlstadt.

Personal objects, original documents, photographs, postcards and objects based on Valentine’s Panopticon, such as the legendary winter toothpick and the melted snow sculpture, as well as numerous sound and film documents, bear witness to this. In the cinema the multimedia genres Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin come to life again.

The Volkssängerausstellung shows the development of Munich’s first “pop culture”. The prerequisite for this was the new phenomenon of leisure time and the unquenchable need for pleasure, which originated in the suburbs, then slums. A city map of amusement gives a topographical overview of the entertainment venues in Munich.

Program every 1st Friday of the month until 9.59 pm


*Not valid for discounted tickets.


Im Tal 50
80331 München

tel.: +49 (0) 89 – 22 32 66

opening hours:

Mon/ Tue/ Thu 11.01 am – 5.29 pm
Fri/Sat 11.01 am – 5.59 pm
Sun 10.01 am – 5.59 pm

Closed on Wednesday.

public transport:

S-Bahn:1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 Isartor
tram: 16, 18 Isartor
bus: 132 Isartor

fare zone:

inner area