Art, culture & nature

Murnau was made world-famous by the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, who lived together with Gabriele Münter from 1909 to 1914 in what is now the Münterhaus. The well known museum was also the birthplace of the Expressionist group of artists "Blauer Reiter". This is what Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc called themselves after they settled in Murnau and Kochel at the beginning of the 20th century.

Inspired by the varied landscape, many works of art were created here which were later to become famous. Ödön von Horváth and Emanuel von Seidl were also impressed by the unique area around Murnau.

  • Schlossmuseum Murnau with permanent and changing special exhibitions
  • Münterhaus Murnau (house where Münter and Kandinsky lived from 1909-1914)
  • Franz Marc Museum at Kochel am See
  • Get to know the Franz Marc Museum and watch the film here...
Münterhaus Hotel Alpenhof Murnau Umgebung München
Umgebung München Wieskirche Hotel Alpenhof Murnau
Minderhof Hotel Alpenhof Murnau Umgebung München

Cultural programme in Murnau

The association Kulturverein Murnau e.V. is to be thanked for the fact that for more than 20 years national and international, famous and world-famous artists have been coming to Murnau to tread upon the "boards that mean the world". For example, the Murnau jazz concerts, the Cabaret programme and the World music festival not only enjoy a high status with the local population but also far beyond the borders of the market-town of Murnau, Bavaria and Germany. 

Make use of the opportunity to visit a (jazz) concert or cabaret during your stay here at the Alpenhof Murnau. We will be happy to help you obtain your admission tickets.

Zugspitze Hotel Alpenhof Murnau Surroundings
Wies-Church Hotel Alpenhof Murnau


Immediately in front of the Alpenhof Murnau stretches the Murnauer Moos, at 23 km² Central Europe's largest continuous, intact nature reserve area. Enjoy restful hours in the picturesque landscape of the Blue Land with a view onto the breathtaking mountain panorama of the Wetterstein (with Germany's highest peak, the Zugspitze), the Ester mountains and the Ammergau Alps. The changing moods of light make each of the four seasons something special. On your walks through unspoilt nature you will find yourself surrounded by peace and relaxation, in a place far away from stress and the daily grind.



Environment Murnau Hotel Alpenhof Murnau
Excursion Zugspitze Hotel Alpenhof Murnau


The Alpenhof Murnau is the ideal starting point for your daytrips, on which you can visit and admire the sights of the Werdenfelser Land. We will be happy to organise for you an exclusive tour, in German and English, according to your wishes with the chauffeur and guide combined in one person.

  • Royal castles Linderhof, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau
  • Ettal Abbey
  • Oberammergau, known for the passion plays, frescos and wood carvers
  • Wieskirche, a pilgrimage church and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Open-air museum with old, reconstructed farmsteads
  • Munich
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald
  • Innsbruck, Salzburg (Austria)


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Attractions Alpenhof Murnau Neuschwanstein Castle
Minderhof environment Alpenhof Murnau
Environment, Minderhof Alpenhof Murnau