Künstlerweg Dachau

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 Artists' 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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Discover these and more artists of the former Dachau artists' colony on this circular tour.

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 painting 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)

Lovis Corinth (1858 - 1925)

"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)

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

More information about the artists of Dachau to be found here.

Max Feldbauer (1869 - 1948)

"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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

Municipality of Dachau, Dachau Painting Gallery

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