Buchheim Museum der Phantasie

My resolution of going to places I haven’t been is not limited to restaurants – it can also be museums. Years ago I loved to visit museums, especially art museums. I even drove to far away cities to visit an exhibition. However, I somehow didn’t went that often anymore, because I procastinated: I could go next weekend, next month or even sometime later. I ended up attending only a few exhibitions in the last years.

But after visiting the Buchheim Museum der Phantasie @ Starnberger See yesterday – I feel like I got my appetite back. Although I have already been visiting this place before I even moved to Munich, I feel like it is a good start back to the roots. This because I cherish the art exhibited and the artists you can find there: Expressionism and paintings by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Gabrielle Münter, Emil Nolde, Otto Müller etc.

So, with the exhibition of Buchheim’s collection of expressionism paintings being the main part of the museum, I really had quality time. Further I liked the self painted circus by Buchheim as well as the collection of indonesian theater puppets and shadow figures. You can also learn a lot about the life of Lothar-Günther Buchheim (did you know that he wrote the bestseller „Das Boot“, cool ha?).

They also have a nice view from a platform over a part of the Starnberger See and the building itself is modern, flooded with light at the window areas and has many rooms and floors – it is already an experience to walk across the building. After having enjoyed the art, my company and I had a break at the museum‘s Phoenix Café (with a terrace in summer).

Having got the bug, my next visits are already planned: Lenbachhaus, Franz Marc Museum and Schloßmuseum Murnau. Let’s get my resolution done! And I’ll definitely keep up visiting exhibitions and my favourite museums more often from now on.

How about you, do you enjoy a stroll through museums? Which is your favourite one in Munich or surrounding area?

Where? Am Hirschgarten 1, Bernried (about 45 min from Munich by car)    http://www.buchheimmuseum.de/

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