Plan your visit

Dear visitors:

The Lenbachhaus in Munich is temporarily closed until Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Like all other municipal cultural institutions, which are popular meeting places, we are doing our part to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

If you have purchased tickets to see our exhibitions or attend an event during this period, you can get a full refund. Please contact museummuenchenticketde.

Annual passes will be extended to compensate for the time lost due to the closure of the museum. Please present your pass during your next visit to the museum to receive an updated pass.

The Münter-Haus in Murnau is likewise closed as of Saturday, March 14, 2020, and currently scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

We will keep you posted with further information on our website, our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and our newsletter.

The Lenbachhaus team

Reduced Admission

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is available to the following upon presentation of valid identification:

  • students, apprentices
  • retirees, pensioners
  • severely handicapped persons
  • Bundesfreiwilligendienst volunteers
  • holders of a München Card
  • community youth workers
  • Bundeswehr and Bundesgrenzschutz draftees
  • visitors presenting a ticket (or an annual pass) from another municipal museum (Münchner Stadtmuseum, Villa Stuck, Jewish Museum) or the National Socialism Documentation Center up to two days after their visit there
  • members of the Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler
  • members of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker
  • teaching staff of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts

No group discounts.

Free Admission

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is available to the following upon presentation of valid identification:

  • visitors under the age of 18
  • school groups and two accompanying teachers
  • teachers / educators preparing a group visit (please present a declaration from your school or other institution)
  • caregivers required by a severely handicapped visitor
  • Arbeitslosengeld II recipients
  • München-Pass holders
  • München City-Pass holders
  • art history and art education students
  • students at the Academy of Fine Arts
  • recognized guides leading tours organized by the museum
  • members of the press
  • members of ICOM (the International Council of Museums) and the Deutscher Museumsbund
  • lenders
  • members of Förderverein Lenbachhaus e.V.
  • artists with work on display at the Lenbachhaus

Annual Passes

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Annual pass: regular €20 / reduced €10

Annual passes are valid for twelve months, starting on a date chosen by you. It includes access to the collections and all temporary exhibitions.


Gift Certificates

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Gift certificates may only be used to purchase tickets or annual passes and cannot be applied toward other articles.

Opening Hours for special Occasions

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Spaces may be rented for private and non-public events outside the museum’s regular opening hours, except on Tuesdays.

For more information please email us at location-lenbachhausmuenchende.


Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
Luisenstraße 33
80333 Munich
T +49 (0) 89 233 969 33

The Kunstbau is a subterraneous gallery
on the mezzanine level of the
Königsplatz subway station.

Getting here

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Public Transport:
subway lines U2 and U8 (exit at Königsplatz)
subway lines U1 and U7 (exit at Stiglmaierplatz)

tram line 27 (exit at Karolinenplatz)
bus line 100 (museum bus line, exit at Königsplatz)

all S trains (exit at Hauptbahnhof)

Search for public transportation connection.

The Lenbachhaus is a five minutes’ walk from Munich Central Station.
Search for the next train connection.

Information for Tour Buses:
The closest parking space is the ZOB Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.


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Visiting the museum
All parts of the Lenbachhaus are fully wheelchair-accessible. We recommend using the routes through the building indicated in a plan available at the museum’s cash desk. It details the easiest ways to access the various sections of the exhibition.

Two public handicapped parking spots are located on Luisenstraße.

The main entrance offers barrier-free access. To enter the garden, you may use the gate from Luisenstraße. Ring the bell and the guard on duty will let you in.

An elevator takes visitors directly from the atrium to the collections.

Wheelchairs and wheeled walkers
Several wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available at the museum for our visitors. Please notify the visitors’ office by calling +49 89 233 32029, emailing us at fuehrungen-lenbachhausmuenchende, or let us know you would like to use a wheelchair or wheeled walker at the cash desk. Because some of our galleries are fairly small, we cannot offer folding chairs due to safety reasons. Seating furniture is installed in almost all galleries.

Bathrooms & Coat check
A fully accessible bathroom is located in the basement vis-à-vis the coat check. The coat check is located in the basement.

Seeing-eye Dogs
Registered seeing-eye dogs may be taken into the museum.


Visiting the Kunstbau
The Kunstbau is located underground on the mezzanine level of the Königsplatz subway station. The gallery itself features level access and poses no obstacles to wheelchair or walking aid users.

The entrance to the Kunstbau is accessible only via escalators from the Königsplatz subway station’s platform or from the square above. An elevator for visitors using wheelchairs or walking aids is located at Luisenstraße 29 (by the door of the “Rhaetenhaus” restaurant and the vocational school’s driveway). The elevator must be operated by museum staff. Please contact us by using the elevator’s intercom or let us know you will need the elevator by sending a companion to the Kunstbau’s cash desk or calling +49 89 233 32012. The elevator accommodates all conventional wheelchair sizes.

Wheelchairs and wheeled walkers
Several wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available at the Kunstbau for our visitors. Please notify the visitors’ office by calling +49 89 233 32029 or emailing us at fuehrungen-lenbachhausmuenchende.

A fully accessible bathroom is available.

Seeing-eye Dogs
Registered seeing-eye dogs may be taken into the museum.


Visitor Service
T +49 89 233 32029, Mon–Fri, 9am–12 noon


Our garden is accessible to the public at no charge during the museum’s hours. No ticket is required for this small oasis of calm in the heart of the city. Sit down on one of the many benches and chairs to relax, catch some sun, and chat, or take a break from your visit to the museum.

Designed by Max Kolb, the garden was planted in Franz von Lenbach’s lifetime. With its fine views of the historic villa, it was and still is an integral part of the complex and a must-see stop on your tour of the museum.

Garten Lenbachhaus Franz von Lenbach Außenansicht Alte Villa
Lenbachhaus Garten Außenansicht Alte Villa Fassade Franz von Lenbach
Garten Lenbachhaus Franz von Lenbach Außenansicht Skulpturen Alte Villa
Lenbachhaus Garten Springbrunnen Alte Villa Außenansicht Franz von Lenbach

Museum shop
Walter König


Closed temporarily, presumably
until Sunday, April 19, 2020.

T +49 (0) 89 54356566

Our museum shop offers a wide selection of books on art criticism, theory and art history as well as monographs and exhibition catalogues related to the Lenbachhaus’s collection; selected literature on artists and themes of the special exhibitions is presented on dedicated tables near the entrance. The shop also stocks international exhibition catalogues and books on aesthetic theory, photography, architecture, and design. International special offers from these fields are available in the "Büchermarkt" section; visit us regularly for new offers.
The museum shop also sells Lenbachhaus merchandise as well as selected design objects, children’s books, and an extensive assortment of postcards, prints, and reproductions.


Café &


Closed temporarily, presumably
until Sunday, April 19, 2020.

T +49 (0) 89 700 88 177

"Ella" was the pet name Wassily Kandinsky gave to Gabriele (Gabriella) Münter. Many of the letters Kandinsky wrote to his friend, fellow artist, and companion of the years between 1902 and 1914 are tenderly addressed to his "dear little Ella."

ELLA is the only restaurant in Munich to offer a view of Königsplatz square and the surrounding magnificent classicist ensemble. The wide terrace, which seats up to 120 patrons in the summer, is surely one of the most beautiful spots to catch some sun in the city. Inside, visitors can choose between the bar (20 seats), the lounge (20 seats), and the restaurant (80 seats).