Experience the Long Night of Architecture


One night, 70 buildings and over 30,000 visitors—in January the Long Night of Architecture will again be tempting night-owls and architecture fans to explore buildings right across Munich. The event, taking place on Friday,  January 18, as part of BAU 2019, is the fifth Long Night of Architecture so far. Between 19:00 and 24:00 on that night, historic and modern buildings will be opening their doors to the public. These architectural highlights will  be open to all, not just to the participants in the trade fair. And it’s all entirely free—no charge.

The aim of the Long Night of Architecture is to provide an emotional and physical link between the world’s leading trade fair for  architecture and building and the City of Munich. “Architecture is the built environment in which we all live day by day. So I am very pleased that BAU as a trade fair is also reaching a broader public,” said Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer,  Deputy CEO of Messe München.

As well as highlights such as the ADAC Headquarters, the OSRAM Tower and Microsoft, many new attractions will be celebrating their debut at the Long Night: For example, the Monacensia  Library in the district of Bogenhausen, and the Steelcase Innovation Center in the heart of Munich’s old town.

As in 2017 the visitors will be able to put together their own night-time itineraries using an interactive card. A  popular choice for exhibitors and participants of BAU is one of the themed tours being put on exclusively for this group—there are seven different such tours this year. Each tour focuses on a topical theme covered at the trade  fair.

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