Artists' Path

The Dachau Artists' Path

On the trail of the painters of the Dachau artists' colony.

Towards the end of the 19th century  Dachau held a special fascination  for landscape painters. They had a significant impact on the life in town, esteeming and preserving the customs of the region, seeking to conserve architecturally attractive features of the locality and to protect the unique natural environment.

Starting point of the Artist path: The Town Hall Terrace, Photo: City of Dachau
Starting point of the Artist path: The Town Hall Terrace, Photo: City of Dachau

Dachau Art Colony.

What made it and continues to make it special?

The interplay between light and shade, the sunlight spots, the föhn winds that magically conjure up the Alps at the edges of the Dachauer Moos moorlands.

The small market town of Dachau that was located just outside Munich gave artists inspiration for their work and a place to socialize. Some artists came and stayed for the summer, and some relocated here permanently.

Even today the town supports and honors its artists. There are affordable painting workshops, a town budget for purchasing artworks, the Dachau Artists’ Association and exhibitions that are supported by the city. In our cemeteries, artists’ graves are maintained and cared for and made clearly visible with plaques.

Further walks e.g. to the sculptures of the city can be found here.

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Overview map & Flyer

Overview map & flyer

Map of walking trail

Discover those and more Artists of the artists' village Dachau on this walking trail.

At the information stands the visitor takes the viewing angle of the artist at the subject. Most of the original paintings are on display in the permanent exhibition at the Dachau paintings gallery.

Starting: Dachau town hall terrace | Length: apr. 5,7 km | Structure: walkingtrail includes steps, alternate route without steps see map | Walking distance: apr. 2h | Difference in altitude: 20 m

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Artists' path Dachau. 18 Permanent displays hold paintings, leading you through the former artist colony.
Visit the locations where the painters once stood to look at their motives.

Eduard Schleich the Elder (1812 -1874)

Painting by Eduard Schleich the Elder, "View from Karlsberg Dachau facing the mountains"

"Blick vom Karlsberg Dachau gegen das Gebirge" [View from Karlsberg Dachau facing the mountains], c. 1861
Oil on mahogany, 49,2 x 117,6 cm
Bavarian State Paintings Collection/New Pinakothek Munich

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Lovis Corinth (1858 - 1925)

Painting by Lovis Corinth, "Woodland near Dachau"

"Waldstück bei Dachau" [Woodland near Dachau], 1893

Oil on canvas, 65,5 x 87,5 cm
Municipality of Dachau/Dachau Painting Gallery

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Ludwig Dill (1848 - 1940)

Painting by Ludwig Dill named "The white moor"

"Das weiße Moos" [The white moor], 1900
Oil on canvas, 70 x 87 cm
Dr. Ulrich and Gertrude Lechner Foundation / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Max Feldbauer (1869 - 1948)

Painting by Max Feldbauer named "Horses drinking"

"Pferde in der Schwemme" [Horses drinking], c. 1919
Oil on wood, 59,5 x 61,4 cm
Hugo Troendle Foundation / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Otto Strützel (1855 - 1930)

Painting by Otto Strützel,  "Amper bridge near Mitterndorf" shows shepherd with herd of sheep and farmer with 2 cattle at wooden bridge over the river Amper

Amperbrücke bei Mitterndorf, [Bridge on the Amper near Mittendorf], c. 1923
Oil on canvas, 80 x 111,5 cm

Sparkasse Dachau / Dachau Savings Bank / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Bernhard Buttersack (1858 - 1925)

Painting by Bernhard Buttersack, "Turf Hut"

Torfhütte, [Turf Hut], 1899
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 56 x 43 cm

Museum Association Dachau / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Arthur Langhammer (1854 - 1901)

Oilpainting by Arthur Langhammer, girl with bundle of brushwood, accompanied by a small dog.

Mädchen mit Reisigbündel [Girl carrying firewood]
Oil on canvas, 72 x 100 cm

Dachau Savings Bank/Dachau Painting Gallery

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Paul Thiem (1858 - 1922)

Painting by Paul Thiem, "Evening at the sluice on the River Amper weir"

Abend an der Schleuse (Amperwehr), [Evening at the sluice on the River Amper weir], c. 1890
Oil on canvas, 37,7 x 47,7 cm

Municipality of Dachau / Dachau Painting Gallery

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August Kallert (1882 - 1958)

Painting by August Kallert, River Amper swimming area

"Amperbad", [River Amper swimming area], c. 1920/30
Oil on wood, 74 x 57,5 cm

Private collection

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Robert Franz Curry (1872 - 1955)

Painting by Robert Franz Curry, "Holzgarten Street"

"Holzgartenstraße in Dachau", [Holzgarten Street], c. 1900
Oil on canvas, 62 x 75 cm

Dachau Galleries and Museums / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Lilly Hildebrandt-Uhlmann (1877 - 1975)

Painting by Lily Hildebrandt-Uhlmann, "Blick auf Dachau vom unteren Markt"
Painting privately owned | Location: Münchner Straße 30

"Blick auf Dachau vom Unteren Markt" [View of Dachau from the lower market place]
Oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm

Private collection

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Karl Schröder-Tapiau (1870 - 1945)

Painting Schröder-Tapiau,"Ansicht von Dachau", [View of Dachau], c. 1912

"Ansicht von Dachau", [View of Dachau], c. 1912
Oil on canvas, 38 x 50 cm

Dr. Ulrich and Gertrude Lechner Foundation / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Hans von Hayek (1869 - 1940)

Painting by Hans von Hayek named "Schleissheim Canal in Winter"

"Schleißheimer Kanal im Winter", [Schleissheim Canal in Winter], 1905
Oil on canvas, 80,3 x 101 cm

Dachau Museum Association / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Adolf Hölzel (1876 - 1971)

Painting by Adolf Hölzel, "In the beer garden of the old shooting range"

"Im Biergarten zur Alten Schießstätte", [In the beer garden of the old shooting range], 1891
Oil on canvas, 40,4 x 50,7 cm

Dr. Ulrich and Gertrude Lechner Foundation / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Paula Wimmer (1876 - 1971)

Painting by Paula Wimmer, named "Dachau Funfair" showing people and a horse at the dachau country fair

"Volksfest in Dachau", [Dachau Funfair], c. 1930
Oil on canvas, 42 x 50 cm

Municipality of Dachau / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Giulio Beda (1879 - 1954)

Painting by Giulio Beda, "Wieninger Street in Winter"

"Wieninger Straße im Winter", [Wieninger Street in Winter], c. 1908
Oil on canvas, 112 x 110 cm

Private collection

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Karl Stuhlmüller (1859 - 1930)

Painting by Karl Stuhlmüller, "Unterbräu, the lower brewery, with Augsburg Gate"

"Unterbräu mit Augsburger Tor", [Unterbräu, the lower brewery, with Augsburg Gate], 1890
Oil on wood, 34 x 56,5 cm

Dachau municipality, district and Savings Bank / Dachau Painting Gallery

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Jean Lehmann, gen. ILLS (1885 - 1969)

Oil painting by Jean Lehmann, reddish colored view Dachauer Karlsberg

"Karlsberg", 1929
Oil on canvas , 66 x 80,4 cm

Municipality of Dachau, Dachau Painting Gallery

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