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Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House

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Address: Luisenstr. 33, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 89 23332000
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus was established in the former...

The Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus was established in the former residence of the artist Franz von Lenbach and is most known for its world-class and unique collection of works by the artists of The Blue Rider, such as Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Gabriele Munter, accented by eminent works of the Art Nouveau and New Objectivity, the art of the 19th century as well as international contemporary art.

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Unusual collection in a great setting

Definitely worth stopping by for a few hours. We always time it so we can grab kaffe und kuchen at the end of the visit. Rotating exhibits are often wroth catching.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aaron G
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth stopping by for a few hours. We always time it so we can grab kaffe und kuchen at the end of the visit. Rotating exhibits are often wroth catching.

Thank Aaron G
Uberlingen, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect way to spend a couple of hours in München & breakfast at Cafe Ella is to die for. Not just the Blaue Reiter movement, but Joseph Beuys and a number of temporary exhibitions too. The buildings housing it all are interesting too - a beautiful period house juxtaposed with a new wing designed by Norman Foster.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has an array of beautiful Bavarian art and artists that lived in Munich. The Lenbach collection is wonderful and is worth the 10 euro entrance fee. Many of the painting does not have English translation and you therefore has to use guide or try you best German. They should make English translations fore the entire exhibition.

Thank Andreas J
Arles-sur-Tech, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lenbachhaus is about the Blue Rider movement, and within that, overwhelmingly Kandinsky and Franz Marc. This is probably the best place in existence where one can follow precisely the development of Kandinsky's art from the very beginning, in abundance, and in minute detail, up to about 1915. Wonderful to see this. As to Franz Marc, I was very moved... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend recommended we see this museum because it has a part in the history during the World War II. It was very educational to see The "Blue Rider" group composed of painters and and their works. The museum is not very big so you can finish in 1 hour.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit this museum the more I fall in love with the experience. A visual feast awaits including the Blue Rider group and other impressive, entertaining and thought provoking shows. Don't miss the beautiful garden where I pass many hours reading. Attached to the museum is the cafe Ella which has a beautiful view across Königsplatz. I can't... More 

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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Other reviews have remarked on the Blue Rider paintings (Kandinsky, Munter, Klee, etc.), and they are wonderful. The museum is well designed; it's calm without being stuffy or stodgy. The highlight for me was what looks like a gift shop, but is really a collection of all sorts of amazing little toys and pieces of art that has been in... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I visited this museum, not really knowing about The Blue Rider etc, however, fell in love with the art that I had never seen before. Bought some art books and has inspired me to start drawing again. A feel good museum, very nice staff too.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We happened to go here because it was opened on a holiday and discovered it's wonderful location. Excellently curated, great collection. We also enjoyed the cafe.

Thank LyneKravitz
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The conceptual art here is as always difficult. But the blue rider local artists make up most of the galleries and are definitely worthwhile.

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