This metro system has been opened in 1972 and has spacious and clean stations. The earlier ones are rather minimalistic in design while the later ones got more interesting architectural features and some works of art [muenchnerubahn.de], [oliverbarchewitz.de].
Photo: Dülferstraße station from 1993 by Peter Lanz and Jürgen Rauch.
Photo: Westfriedhof station from 1998 with its simple concrete walls and its exceptional lighting concept by Ingo Maurer.
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. The Transportation branch of the largest German technology museum exhibits transport vehicles from coaches and bicycles to automobiles and trains in three preserved historical buildings. There's a section about public city transportation that includes trams, subways, and commuter railways with samples mainly from Munich and Berlin. The museum opened in 2003, the city transportation hall in 2006. Since 2006. Address: Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 Munich. At Schwanthalerhoehe metro station. Hours (check before visiting): daily 9am to 5pm except on public holidays. Admission: € 6. Reference: deutsches-museum.de (official website).
MVG Museum. Large tram museum (5000 square metres) with a small subway section and part of a subway train. Since 2007. Location: Historical tram maintainance workshop building. Address: Ständlerstraße 20, München. At tram 27 Schwanseestraße stop. Hours (check before visiting): On Sundays about every two weeks, 11.00 - 17.00 (refer to website). Admission: 2.50 EUR. Reference: mvg-mobil.de (official website).
Type B trains now have LED lights and an oscillating whistle after the "Bitte zurückbleiben" spoken live by the driver. The announcement is sometimes succeeded by "Die Türen schließen" ("Doors closing"). Type C trains have a pre-recorded "Bitte zurückbleiben" and a buzzing sound like the Berlin U-Bahn. Some of the next-station announcements are in English also.
Type B train on line U2, departing from Kolumbusplatz station. Sound is affected by another train arriving at the opposite platform.