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Lenbachhaus, Munich

4.6
#6 of 54 in Museums in Munich
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Housed in the former residence of Franz von Lenbach, Lenbachhaus was sold to the city in 1924 by the artist's widow. Shortly after, Munich's city art collections found a home together inside the building. The exhibits map out Germany's major art movements from the 19th century to present day. The Munich Secession group's work combined Impressionism, avant-garde, and Art Nouveau to create a style completely German. View their work and others in the 19th century gallery. A gallery dedicated to the Objectivity movement continues the journey through German art history. For art created after the end of World War II, visit the Art After 1945 gallery, where experiential, conceptual, and installation art dominates. The friendly layout includes an intimate restaurant in a modern structure overlooking the museum grounds. To visit Lenbachhaus and get the most from your holiday in Munich, create itinerary details personal to you using our Munich trip planning app.
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  • Excellent museum with the brand new wing designed by Robert Foster. The collection with Kardinsky, Klee, Munter ... is a great collection and one the worlds best collection of expressionismus. This...  more »
  • Kandinsky is always a pleasure but this place plays off his name as the rest can be missed without ruining your life. Avoid.  more »
  • We had a great organized visit with a local guide. She was great and passionate and the exhibition was very interesting. I can recommend it.  more »
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  • One of the best museums in Munich! The Kandinsky room is amazing. It's the birth of non-objective art. Don't miss it if you're visiting the Bavarian capital.
  • Impressive architecture of the building itself (besides the art in the museum itself) i have been there during summer and it wasn't too crowded. especially the garden was quite empty, even though it's really beautiful. they have changing exhibitions, also with varying styles and painters.
  • This is an amazing museum combining the old original Lenbachhaus, a beautiful garden with two fountains, the new building, and a large cafe- just the grounds and architecture are worth the visit. Watch out: the content of the guided tours is very close minded in a politically correct, feminist way - what a shame in a place that should honor diversity and creativity! Interesting programs for kids in the Summer Audio tour guide in German and English with special podcasts recorded by children for children (only in German). Bottom line: too extensive to do justice to the art in one day. Well worth the visit just for the experience of the amazing architecture and the beautiful garden
  • Wonderful permanent collection and great section on the Blue Rider. Such a great collection and a lovely gift shop. Don't forget to visit the special exhibition space across the street!
  • Pretty good. You could see everything in 30 minutes if you do a speed run like I did. Bit pricey as it's on the smaller side.

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