A warm welcome!

Dear Visitors,

We look forward to welcoming you to our museum.

Your Franz Marc Museum team.


Experience the art of the ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists in the landscape that inspired them

The Franz Marc Museum is a private museum situated in an exceptionally beautiful location above Lake Kochel. It was founded in 1986 to present Marc’s works in the landscape that inspired him. Since the opening of the new building in 2008 works by Franz Marc, artists associated with ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ (The Blue Rider), ‘Die Brücke’ (The Bridge) group and post-war abstraction can be seen on the museum’s three exhibition levels.

The museum’s collection comprises some 2,000 works presented in temporary exhibitions. These include many important works of the German avant-garde by Paul Klee, Macke, Münter and Kandinsky, among others. Several hundred works by Franz Marc form the core of the collection. With paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and sculptures, they represent the artist’s œuvre in a breadth and diversity that can hardly be found in any other museum.

The museum and its collection are closely linked to the landscape and nature that was a great inspiration for Marc and his contemporaries. It is surrounded by a small park that with a few select sculptures by important contemporary artists such as Tony Cragg, Alf Lechner, Per Kirkeby, Horst Antes and, more recently, Norbert Kricke and Renée Sintenis, invites visitors to take a stroll around it and among the works of art.

The Panorama Room on the second floor of the modern museum building offers a spectacular view of the lake and mountains.

In Dialogue with Nature

A film about Franz Marc Museum

Digital Collection

Norbert Kricke

Experiment of Weightlessness