Excursion Tips & Partner Hotels
Take the museum’s ship, the MS ‘Phantasie’, across Lake Starnberg to the Buchheim Museum.
Rose Island and Feldafinger Park
There are two masterpieces of landscape gardening on Lake Starnberg: Rose Island and Feldafinger Park, both designed by Peter Joseph Lenné.
Bernried on Lake Starnberg
Apart from the nearby Buchheim Museum, the gold-medal winner of Germany’s ‘Most Beautiful Village’ competition boasts a lovely centre, an English-style landscaped park and a monastery complex – all right on the lake.
Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum
Collection on the Austrian Empress in the historical station building in Possenhofen.
Church of Christ the King and the Mosque in Penzberg
The dynamic former mining town offers a varied programme of events. Apart from the museum, a visit to the Church of Christ the King with its Campendonk windows, the Mining Museum and the impressive modern mosque are all a must.
Mining museum Penzberg
The newly designed mining museum explains coal mining in Penzberg with impressive exhibits, media stations and film documents. True-to-original roadways, together with heavy equipment, mine cars and a simulated blast, convey a realistic picture of working life underground.
Polling artists’ village
Yesteryear today. Former monastery buildings are home to studios, exhibitions and installations by contemporary artists as well as series of concerts of the highest standard.
Artists’ trail, Sindelsdorf
A walk through this pretty village, the birthplace and home of the ‘Blauer Reiter’ – first and foremost Franz Marc – to where the artists lived and where they found their motifs and created their works.
Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky lived together in this house from 1909 until 1914. This was where the almanac, ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ was created, among other works of art.
Murnau pedestrian precinct
Remodelled by Emanuel von Seidl, this colourfully painted listed ensemble with its many little shops and cafés is now a conservation area.
Thanks to its size, varied land- scape and its flora and fauna, this wetland moor area forms a unique entity in central Europe.
With its seven islands and warm water this is one of the most popular lakes for swimming. Our tip: Walk the hiking trail or take a trip on the motor launch.
Murnau art trail
Look for the original motifs used by Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky and compare them with their paintings on a walk around the town of Murnau.
Ferry around Kochelsee
A regular boat service departs from the centre of the village for the Franz Marc Museum (own ferry stop) or take a trip around the whole lake and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains.
Art trail in Kochel a. See
Find out more about Franz Marc on a tour of Kochel a. See, visiting interesting places that inspired the famous artist to paint several of his works. Information on the respective works can be found on explanatory boards. This art trail is also available as an audio app.
The Lovis Corinth Museum in Walchensee
In the hamlet of Urfeld on Walchensee 180 original works on paper by Lovis Corinth are on display. Discover more about Lovis Corinth on a themed walk with 7 explanatory boards.
The Herzogstand cable car
Soar into the blue Bavarian sky and enjoy the unique 360° views over turqoise-coloured lakes and blue mountain peaks. The panoramic nature trail and a break at the mountain guest- house at both well worthwhile.
The Church of Wies UNESCO World Heritage Site
The pilgrimage church of Wies dedicated to ‘the Scourged Saviour’ is considered the most perfect example of Bavarian Rococo architecture.
The lively Old Town of Weilheim with its restored patricians’ houses, partly surrounded by the ancient town walls, is an in- viting place to stroll and shop.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Marina Bernried ****
The Marina Resort with its remodelled restaurant is located right on the shore of Lake Starnberg and boasts large rooms for events and a varied cuisine.
A warm welcome awaits you at Hotel Seeblick, very close to the lake in the picturesque spa resort of Bernried. Still under private management, it is now in the fourth generation of the Lütjohann family.
Hotel Garni Sterff
All rooms and holiday flats are cosily and comfortably furnished. Enjoy our hospitality in a family atmosphere!
The hotel has 45 cosily furnished rooms with telephone, flat-screen TV, minibar and WiFi. Guests can look forward to a varied and extensive buffet breakfast in the morning.
Hotel Griesbräu zu Murnau ****
Our family-run hotel in a historical building with its own brewery is located right in the middle of Murnau.
Hotel Post garni ***
Situated in the pedestrian precinct and now in the 16th generation, the hotel offers guests an unforgettable stay with a blend of and contemporary styles.
Alpenhof Murnau *****
Excellent cuisine, spa with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, only 10 min. from the Münter Haus; perfect for relaxing and enjoying the cultural highlights of the area.
Hotel Angerbräu ***s
Family-run hotel, steeped in tradition, centrally located, own art gallery, wine bar and restaurant serving regional and international dishes.
Landhotel Herzogstand ***
Experience authentic, Bavarian hospitality and quiet, individually furnished rooms; extensive buffet breakfast. Just 800m from the Franz Marc Museum.
Seehotel Grauer Bär ***
Located right on the lake with a spa and relaxation area with panoramic views, restaurant and lakeside terrace. Just a few minutes walk from the Franz Marc Museum.
Hotel Alpenhof Postillion ***s*
Enjoy the best the region has to offer in summer and in winter! Extensive, healthy breakfast buffet, ‘Postillion’ café restaurant, indoor swimming pool, holiday flats.
Hotel Gasthof zur Post ***
Traditional, family-run hotel in centre of Kochel am See with typically Bavarian cuisine.