Museum Villa Stuck

Munich classics

City Guide Munich: Villa Stuck
Der Musiksalon der Villa Stuck (Courtesy Museum Villa Stuck/Foto: Jens Weber)


Artist Franz Stuck transformed the villa overlooking the Isar into a gesamtkunstwerk, which is still impressive.

Its somber erotic paintings caused a real stir at the end of the 19th century, and the villa looking down on the River Isar is still "shockingly grand", as Stuck’s pupil Paul Klee wrote. Artist Franz Stuck (1863-1928) designed the house complete with its furniture as a gesamtkunstwerk – and fitted it out with elements in the styles of Classical Antiquity, Byzantium, the Orient and the High Renaissance. The opulent rooms were restored in 2005 to resemble what they originally looked like and now open to visitors. That said, viewers can also travel back into the present, as this municipal museum hosts changing exhibitions of interesting contemporary art.

Villa Stuck

Adress: Prinzregentenstrasse 60, Munich, opening hours: Tues. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

Alte Pinakothek (1), Neue Pinakothek (2), Pinakothek der Moderne (3), Sammlung Brandhorst (4), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (5), Museum Villa Stuck (6), Kunstverein München (7), Galerie Daniel Blau (8), Galerie Sabine Knust (8), Tanja Pol Galerie (8), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (8), Haus der Kunst (9), Lothringer13 (10), Sammlung Goetz (11)