Paintings of the Walchensee Lake and surroundings are displayed across three floors. There are works from famous painters and those still waiting to be discovered, all depicting the alpine foothills on canvas. However, merely one artist is the centre of attention in the exhibit of the Walchensee Lake Museum: Lovis Corinth (1858-1925), one of the most important German Impressionists.
The Walchensee Museum, housed in what was once Hotel Post zu Urfeld, has been showing the works of art created in the Corinths Villa at Walchensee Lake and around the villa in a permanent exhibit, as well as paintings and graphics by his wife Charlotte Berend-Corinth. From 1918, the painter regularly spent the summer there with his family. Deeply impressed by the awesome landscape and the legendary mountain lake, he wrote: "The lake itself continuously changes into mysterious colours and moods. Suddenly, it will flash like an emerald, only to then become blue like a sapphire, and then amethysts shimmer in a ring with the magnificent setting of old, black pine trees reflected in even darker black in the clear lake." This beauty is also documented by local historic objects including the artists of the Blue Rider group such as weavings by Maria Marc.
Tip: You can also encounter art on a small path on the lake shore. A path leads right from the Seestüberl Restaurant in Urfeld along a long "art ramble", where you can learn about Lovis Corinth and his own particular artistic style.
Thurs. to Sun. 10:30 AM - 4.30 PM
(June to October)
Walchensee Museum (Walchensee Lake Museum)