Art and the countryside
        between Munich and the Alps

MuSeenLandschaft Expressionismus

One of the most beautiful regions in Germany lies between the Bavarian capital and the Alps. The lush green moraine landscape with its crystal clear rivers and stunning views of the majestic mountains inspired the writer Ludwig Thoma to exclaim: “Just open your eyes; everything is beautiful!”

In the early 20th century, the young Expressionists from Munich came here to paint the countryside in bold colours and shapes. Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner stayed here before the ‘Brücke’ group of artists was established in Dresden. The ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, Alexej von Jawlensky and Heinrich Camp- endonk all had particularly closely ties to this region.

‘MuSeenLandschaft Expressionismus’ provides a unique way to experience and enjoy both art and the countryside. The Buchheim Museum of Imagination with its world-famous Expressionist works draws visitors to the shore of Lake Starnberg, the Franz Marc Museum on Kochelsee provides an exquisite insight into the artist’s œuvre, and the Schloßmuseum Murnau on Staffelsee with its works by Gabriele Münter and other ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists and the Museum Penzberg – Sammlung Campendonk, near the Osterseen group of lakes, are both major attractions too. And if you visit the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Lenbachhaus in Munich as well you will be able to marvel at an unparalleled number of works by the pioneers of German Modernism.