Throughout the 1930’s, Germany built several cultural buildings to promote the Third Reich. These structures not only featured propaganda inside through artwork promoting German history and culture, but also outside though architecture meant to invoke imagery of wealth and power. Munich’s Haus der Kunst exhibition hall was one such structure.

Today, Haus der Kunst provides a great spot to see a traveling exhibition (there is no permanent collection) and have a meal at the Golden Bar. The restored interior of the bar features lavish golden hues, modern-style furniture, and excellent drinks. Despite its origin during Germany’s darkest era, the Haus der Kunst remains a must-see museum for a trip to Munich while contemplating the changes of Germany's last hundred years.