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Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House

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Address: Luisenstr. 33, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 89 23332000
10:00 - 21:00
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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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A fab place to visit

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank lizabellett
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Blackswanmalcolm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked past this structure in July 2016 with my adult nephew. It's a beautiful building, but the gates were not open. We saw some middle school-aged children going into the building and initially assumed it was a private school. We found out later it was the Lenbach House.

Thank Christine20009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice collection of modern art but the stars are on the top floor, superb examples by Kandinsky, Klee and other painters of that group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you want to see where and when abstract painting was invented, go to the Lenbachhaus where Vassily Kandinski's paintings from 1900 onward are exhibited. Around 1910 Kandinski transitioned from representational to abstract art, and the process is fully documented with a series of wonderful paintings. Your mind gets flushed with his incredible colors to a point that the visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

After long time the Lenbachhaus is refubrished and has a new look. The new building is modern, verything is perfect, the lighting, the exposition etc. However, I feel something is not so good as it used to be. Before there was a feeling that you are visiting an artists house with paintings on the wall. Now it is the museum,... More 

Thank Sakilla
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This held some great German art and was very interesting. The studio and living quarters of 'the painter Prince' were definitely worth a look.

Thank PennyW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This doesn't look like your typical museum! It's more like a mansion. There's a mix of modern and contemporary art. Once you enter the lobby, there's a piece of art hanging from the ceiling that instantly grabbed my attention. I call it the "glass tornado." See my attached picture and maybe you'll agree. Absolutely stunning! When I visited the museum,... More 

Thank FlyAaron
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not to be missed. Great paintings by the Blauer Reiter, in particular, Kandinsky and Münter. Nice collection of German impressionisms. Interesting collection of art after 1945. Beautifully presented. Add some minutes in the beautiful garden.

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