The Long Night of Architecture

Munich Buildings in a Nightly Atmosphere. Source: BAU

The Long Night of Architecture celebrates its anniversary. This is the fifth time that BAU will bring everyone interested in seeing the most beautiful and important buildings in Munich. Over fifty buildings will participate this year, with several newcomers.

Since its launch in 2011, the LNDA has been a resounding success. In 2017, more than 30,000 visitors participated in guided tours at night, and up to 35,000 participants are expected for the next event. On Friday 18 January, exhibitors, visitors and all architecture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of prestigious buildings.

The main objective of the LNDA is to give the public a better understanding of the architecture, the theme of the BAU fair. “Architecture is a built environment in which we all move every day, so I am pleased that BAU is leading all those interested in architecture in Munich and its surroundings through the “Long Night of Architecture”, says Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Vice President and CEO of Messe München.

The Long Night of Architecture  BAU Munich

Munich seen from different perspectives

More than fifty buildings have surprises for all visitors’ interests and preferences. The Monacensia City Library, the Siemens headquarters and the Steelcase Innovation Center in the heart of the center will participate in this event for the first time. The night-time visit through the architecture of Monaco will guide the participants to well-known landmarks such as the Olympic Tour, among other things. This is the tallest building in the city and offers an incomparable view of Munich at night.

With the largest tented roof in the world, the Olympic Park is worth a visit even in winter temperatures. A few miles away, there is one of Europe’s most advanced office locations: Microsoft’s German headquarters is the model of the world of work for the future. The progressively changing world of work and the growing interaction between everyday life and work is one of the key topics of the BAU 2019.

Another cultural attraction is right in Maximilianstrasse, the city’s promenade. The Palais at the Opera has undergone a redevelopment and renovation until 2012 and now combines historic buildings with elegant new construction spaces.

For detailed descriptions of the participating buildings, visit

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