The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum holds one of the largest and most important collections of European sculpture, ranging from the Romanesque period up to the early 20th century. A major focus here is on the late Gothic wooden sculptures from southern Germany, which also includes the world-renowned altar figures of Tilman Riemenschneider. Together with the collection of the Berlin State Museums, this collection is the largest of its kind.
Beyond the works from southern Germany, visitors are offered a broader view on European sculpture with the religious and profane masterpieces of the Renaissance and the Baroque The art works of Italian and South German bronze sculpture from the 16th to 18th centuries and Bavarian Rococo sculpture are outstanding.