Murnau at lake Staffelsee
Don't miss to visit the castle museum or the Gabriele-Münther-House in Murnau and learn more about the Blaue Reiter or Gabriele Münther and Wassily Kandinsky. Also a culinary trip to Murnau is always worthwhile! Feel free to contact us and we will share our insider tips with you.
Murnau am Staffelsee is a market in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, about 70 km from Munich. The market developed from the 12th century around the castle of Murnau.
From the village you can see the peaks and ridges of the Ammergau Alps to the southwest and the Walchensee Mountains to the southeast with the famous Herzogstand. During the last ice age (Würmeiszeit), the area of today's Murnau was under an approximately 600 m high ice cover. Lake Staffelsee borders directly on the western edge of the village. The Murnauer Moos, one of the largest moor areas in Germany, is located to the south.
Castle Museum in Murnau
The Schlossmuseum in Murnau shows works by Gabriele Münter and Ödön Horvarth. The museum is run by Markt Murnau and is housed in a medieval residential tower of the former castle.
Münterhaus in Murnau
The artist Gabriele Münter (1877 - 962) lived in the so-called 'Russenhaus', from 1909 to 1914 with Wassily Kandinsky and from 1931 with Johannes Eichner. Today it is a museum and can be visited.