The Bavaria Podcast

Hin & Hören: Discovering "The Blue Country

Our Bavaria as a source of inspiration for famous artists from all over the world: In the new episode of our podcast "Hin & Hören" we discover "Das Blaue Land".


Off to the "Blue Country

The world-famous painter Franz Marc did not give Bavaria the honorary title "The Blue Country" for nothing: art history was written here.

The sky, the lakes and the mountains of Upper Bavaria inspired many artists at the beginning of the 20th century. In this episode of "Hin & Hören" we discover "Das Blaue Land" with you and follow the traces of world-famous expressionists in Murnau am Staffelsee.

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Admire works by artists from all over the world 

Discover art from the "Blue Country" in various expressionist museums throughout Bavaria. We have put together four excursion tips for you, where art and culture lovers will get their money's worth.

The "Schlossmuseum" in Murnau

The castle museum's large collection of paintings shows the lasting impression that Murnau and its surroundings made on internationally famous artists like Wassily Kandinsky and Max Beckmann.
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The Lenbachhaus, Munich's international art centre

Scores of different art movements under a single roof. The Lenbachhaus gallery has the world's largest collection of Blue Rider paintings, in addition to early Modernist masterpieces and contemporary art.
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The Franz Marc Museum in Kochel

The town of Kochel built a museum in honour of the famous Expressionist painter Franz Marc. With an exhibition area covering 700 m2, it contains many of Marc's own creations and other important artworks from the 20th century.
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"Fantasy" museum in Bernried: Buchheim Museum der Phantasie

All his life, author, film-maker and painter Lothar-Günther Buchheim collected paintings and artefacts. Now, visitors can see his collection at the museum (4,000 m2) by Lake Starnberg.
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