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 was established in Dresden. The ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, Alexej von Jawlensky and Heinrich Campendonk 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 Lake Kochel provides an exquisite insight into the artist’s œuvre and the Schloßmuseum Murnau on Lake Staffel, 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 in the Lenbachhaus in Munich you will be able to admire the largest collection of works by the ‘Blauer Reiter’ artists anywhere in the world.

The brochure available to download provides an overview of the individual museums, places to stay and excursions so that you are well equipped for your ‘MuSeenLandschaft Expressionismus’ tour of the museums, lakes and surrounding countryside.

MuSeenKarte Expressionismus

With the ‘MuSeenKarte Expressionismus’ ticket you can explore the museums in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Pay the regular admission fee at the first museum and visit four other museums at reduced rates. The ‘MuSeenKarte Expressionsmus’ ticket is available free of charge at participating museums: the Buchheim Museum in Bernried, the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See, the Schloßmuseum Murnau, the Museum Penzberg – Sammlung Campendonk and the Lenbachhaus in Munich.

The ‘MuSeenKarte Expressionsmus’ ticket cannot be combined with other offers.

Information on participating museum, suggestions for excursions and places to stay can be found under: