Lenbach House in Munich

This house was originally built as the residence of a well-do-do and apparently rather eccentric Munich painter named Franz von Lenbach (1836–1904). It now belongs to the City of Munich and is the site of a popular art museum featuring painters of the “Blue Rider” school of the early 20th century, which includes such painters as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, August Macke and Lyonel Feininger.

In the Lenbach House (pre-Covid)

As of mid-May 2021, the Lenbach House is again open to the public after a lengthy pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets are available only online, in limited numbers and with a time slot for admission. FFP2 face masks are mandatory.

Lenbach’s furnishings and decorations

In the center tract of the building, you can see how Franz von Lenbach had the house furnished when he was living there. (I told you he was rather eccentric.)

My photos in this post are from 2006. I revised the text in 2021.

See more posts on Munich, Germany.
See also: Belfort Museum of Modern Art in Belfort, France.

7 thoughts on “Lenbach House in Munich”

  1. Wow lovely to see this post, thank you Don for sharing this.Was planning on a daytrip in Munich in Pfingsten so I hope I would be able to visit this. I know Blue Rider, since I personally love Kandinsky style.Hopefully I could combine it with other Art Museums as well.

    1. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget your online tickets. They aren’t selling tickets at the entrance for the time being.

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