Art and the countryside
        between Munich and the Alps


Munich – the city of art and culture – Blauer Reiter

This is where you will find the largest collection of works by the ‘Blauer Reiter’ movement, for example. The museum, partly housed in the former residence of the ‘princely painter’ Franz von Lenbach with its idyllic garden, is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. The house in the style of a Tuscan villa forms a stunning counter- point to the new, gleaming golden building de- signed by the architectural firm Foster + Partner. Following the gift made by the artist Gabriele Münter in 1957, the museum now holds works by Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, August Macke and many others. Under the name the ‘Blauer Reiter’, the history of this group of Expressionist artists found its beginnings in Munich. Today, world-famous works of art such as the ‘Blue Horse’ can be admired in the Lenbachhaus. The museum café, with a lovely view of the Propylaea and the Königsplatz, is an inviting place for animated discussions on what you have seen and experienced.


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Franz Marc, Blaues Pferd, 1911 © Lenbachhaus

Tips for excursions


The ‘Viktualienmarkt’ is a populur culinary meeting place in the heart of the city where you can sit around the maypole amidst a sea of colours, scents and sounds. This is where fruit, vegetables and all conceivable types of delicacy can be bought for later ... or eaten straight away.

Nymphenburg Palace and the palace park

This magnificent palace and its extensive park are a gesamtkunstwerk of international im- portance. The palace, park and the Café Palmenhaus are worth a visit whatever the weather – just as in the days of kings and nobles.

Fünf Höfe, Munich

Up-market designer stores and cafés, bars and restaurants are an open invitation to shop in an unusual atmosphere. The ‘hanging gardens’ create a vivid, tropical flair right next to the Hypo Kunsthalle where temporary exhibitions of a high standard are held in this central location.