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+++ Direct line to the castle: Tel. 089-6 41 32 18 +++

The castle museum
The extensive history of Grünwald Castle takes centre stage at this former Wittelsbach hunting lodge. Visitors are also introduced to castles from the Isar valley and from all over Bavaria, from early medieval refuge castles to Romantic knight's castles. Hands-on stations and displays invite visitors to familiarise themselves with the world of the Middle Ages. The museum is operated directly by the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection in Munich.

Note: Unfortunately, due to the historic buildings, the castle museum is only partially accessible!

Grünwald Castle
Zeillerstr. 3
82031 Grünwald near Munich
T 089 - 6413218

Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
Closed on Mondays
Also closed: Christmas Eve, 25th December, New Year's Eve, Good Friday, 1st May and from
9th January to 15th February

Castle Museum: €2.50, Sunday: €1.00
Special exhibition: €2.00
Castle tower: €1.00
All exhibitions together: €4.50, Sunday: €3.00
Children and schoolchildren under 18: free
Disabled visitors, students: €1.00 
Guided tour: €2.50

Online tickets here available.

From 12 July to 1 November 2024: Joint exhibition as part of the Bavaria-wide Network of Antiquity!

The network emerged in 2019 from the "Museums & Tourism" project of the State Office for Non-State Museums in Bavaria in cooperation with Bayern Tourismus Marketing GmbH. It is one of ten selected pilot museum networks. It was founded with the aim of jointly drawing attention to archaeology in Bavaria. "In the footsteps of the Romans, Celts, Greeks and Etruscans" is the overarching motto of the seven institutions in Augsburg, Aschaffenburg, Kempten, Manching, Munich and Weissenburg. The aim is to whet the appetite of locals and tourists alike for ancient history and archaeological remains in Bavaria.

Romans, Celts, Greeks and Etruscans have left many traces in Bavaria. Coins, painted clay vessels, gold jewellery, marble sculptures, friezes and even ships tell exciting stories from Bavaria's ancient past. The aim is also to make clear which current references can and must be made with regard to the ancient past. In times of war in Ukraine and the dramatic escalation of the Middle East conflict, democracy is being put to the test, a political achievement that we owe to the ancient Greeks. Only through a strong network consisting of smaller and larger institutions can common themes be successfully interlinked and presented across institutions and regions.

The following antiquities museums and archaeological parks are part of the "Antiquity in Bavaria" network

  • Augsburg, Roman camp in the armoury
  • Aschaffenburg, Pompejanum
  • Kempten, Cambodunum Archaeological Park
  • Manching, Celtic Roman Museum
  • Munich, State Archaeological Collection
  • Munich, State Collections of Antiquities and Glyptothek
  • Weißenburg, Roman Museum

Private guided tours and children's birthday parties
as well as guided tours and workshops for school classes/kindergartens:
Further information, prices and bookings via the Museum Education Centre (MPZ)
available Mon-Thu 9am-3pm on: T 089-9541152-20 or -21 or -22 or by e-mail

Regular guided tours
Every 1st Sunday of the month, a guided tour of the castle museum takes place at 2 pm. Cost: € 2.50 per person.
Registration at: 089 12599691-0 (mornings) or

Individualised tour of the museum via app:
Actionbound tour through the castle. Get your mobile phone out and off you go!

Munich Children's Day: unfortunately has to be cancelled at the castle in 2024.

The castle and its inhabitants:inside - interior views of the medieval castle complex: 26 April, 3-4.30 pm
Guided tour (registration required via MVHS)

Glitz & Gloria - the dazzling side of the Middle Ages: 28 April, 2-4 pm
Workshop with guided tour for children aged 5 and over (registration required via MVHS)<o:p></o:p>

Exploration tour through the Isar valley from Grünwald Castle: 2 May, 6-8 pm - suitable for families (Manfred Siering)
No registration required; meeting point at the castle gate

Castle stories with the Lesefüchse e.V.: 5 May, 11 August and 14 September, each at 3 pm
In the castle courtyard in good weather, in the museum in bad weather

International Museum Day: 19 May, 10 am - 5 pm
with guided tours and children's workshop. To the programme

Corpus Christi service: 30 May, 9 a.m.
In the castle courtyard. Further information from the parish of St Peter & Paul .

Family Pass programme with the MPZ - "Life at the castle" (6-10 years): 7 and 21 June, 2-4 pm (with registration!)

With the beekeeper to the castle bees: 6 July, 11 am and 1 pm (two runs)
Beekeeping demonstration; suitable for families - limited places on site, no registration required

Grünwald Castle Run: 14 July, 9 am - 2 pm
Registration via TSV Grünwald

Castle Festival organised by the Association of Friends of Grünwald: 20/21 July, Sat. 3 pm - 2 pm, Sun. 10 am - 2 pm

Burg Open-Air: probably on 25 July
in case of bad weather in the August-Everding-Saal. Tickets in advance from Kiosk Urban or the municipality.

Flashlight tour through the castle - open the doors with the mouse: 3 October, 7-8 pm
Places limited; advance registration required via or 089 12599691-0<o:p></o:p>

Birds of prey day with the Schreyer falconry: 5 October
Flight shows at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
Suitable for families; limited places on site, no registration required - please note: cancelled in case of rain!

Sheep shearing with small craft market: 13 October, 10 am - 5 pm
Spectacled sheep day with delicacy stalls and small craft market

Torchlight tour through the Isar valley from Grünwald Castle: 8 November, 5-7 pm - suitable for families (Manfred Siering)
No registration required; meeting point at the castle gate

St Martin's procession: 11 November
The traditional St Martin's procession will take place this year! It will stop in front of Grünwald Castle from 5.30 pm.
Further information from the parish of St Peter & Paul.

Advent crafts with the MPZ: 7 December, 1-4 p.m.
Christmas tree decorations, nativity figures and glass engraving (children aged 6-12)
Free admission for children; only material costs apply; costs for adults: castle admission

In the museum shop we offer a selected range of textiles, literature, jewellery, porcelain, children's toys and souvenirs. Of course, Karl Valentin should not be missing from the assortment. He was a regular visitor to the castle at the end of the Second World War. A selection of books commemorates him. Our compact castle guide is also available. Grünwald castle honey is also available at the ticket office.

In summer, the castle courtyard invites you to linger over coffee, cake and drinks.

Several bee colonies have been living and working at the castle since 2017, meaning that the castle's own honey is available in the museum shop. Throughout spring and summer, our busy bees take care of pollinating the flowers in Grünwald's gardens and forests. Once a year, our beekeeper gives interested castle visitors an insight into his work.