We recently visited Munich and had a nice time at Lenbachhaus (€10 per adult), a Florentine style villa that belonged to painter Franz von Lenbach and is now a museum of contemporary and modern art in the Museum District. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm (Wed - Sun) with extended opening hours to 8pm on Tuesdays. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Firstly, the architecture of Lenbachhaus is very nice and easy to enjoy. As is the courtyard which is beautifully manicured and maintained. This is a neat place to spend a few minutes taking a break from art viewing within the museum.
We found the temporary exhibitions on the first two floors a bit interesting. However, we preferred the permanent collection including the Historic Rooms designed and filled with the works of Lenbach as well as the very good Blue Rider collection on the top floor.
The Blue Rider collection was particularly impressive and what we remember most of our visit to Lenbachhaus. In addition to a good historical account of the group founding and members, there is a rich collection of artworks, including a large number of Kandinsky paintings which were nice to see. Other Blue Rider artists are well represented in the collection as well.
Overall, we were pleased with our 2 hour visit to Lenbachhaus, particularly for the Blue Rider Collection. We would gladly return to visit this portion of the museum alone.More