Franz Marc Museum

The Franz Marc Museum is a private institution. Its new extension was funded by a foundation and the museum is run without grants from the public sector. It was founded in 1986 in Kochel am See to showcase Franz Marc’s life and work in the setting of the landscape that so influenced him.

Franz Marc Museum Kochel am See
Franz Marc Museum Kochel am See - © Franz Marc Museum / Ursula Maier

The museum has been presenting Franz Marc’s work within the context of the 20th century in its new building since 2008. The museum’s protagonist, after whom it was named, is consciously shown together with different artists. In 2015, the Franz Marc Museum is not only focusing on major contemporary artists of Franz Marc such as Paul Klee, Willi Baumeister and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, but also on the question as to the art the »Blue Rider« group drew on and how it developed its innovative painterly position from a close examination of Impressionism.

In addition, continuously changing displays of works from the collection provide new insights into Franz Marc’s artistic development. This is set against the backdrop of holdings that, apart from the »Blauer Reiter« artists, also include important works by the »Brücke« group, Paul Klee and German and French postwar abstraction.

Nestling in picturesque natural surroundings, the Museum is always worth a visit. The museum restaurant »Blauer Reiter«, which offers varying set lunches and homemade cakes, is an inviting place to go after a visit to the museum. In good weather, a wonderful view of Lake Kochel and the Herzogstand mountain can be enjoyed from the sun terrace.

Opening times

Tuesday–Sunday and public holidays

April–October 10 am–6 pm

November–March 10 am–5 pm

Closed on 24 and 31 December



Adults € 8.50

Family ticket (parents and children) € 19.00

Combined admission + lake trip € 14.00


Arriving by car

Parking spaces opposite the lake on the B 11,

Mittenwalder Strasse. Footpath through Franz Marc Park to the museum, 5 min.


Arriving by train

Hourly train service between Munich and Kochel.

Signposted route on foot from the station to the museum, c. 15 min.

Taxi (J. Suttner): T +49 (0) 8851-1315


Regional bus service

No. 9608 to Garmisch Partenkirchen from

Kochel station – alight at Franz Marc Museum


Disabled visitors

Access for disabled visitors via Kalmbachstrasse /Alte Strasse /Rothenberg Süd


Café Restaurant “Blauer Reiter”

With sun terrace; choice of meals, coffee and cakes that varies every day

T +49 (0) 8851-9292860

Franz Marc Museum — Art in the 20th Century

Franz Marc Park 8–10, D-82431 Kochel am See

T +49 (0) 8851-92488-0, F +49 (0) 8851-92488-15