Franz von Lenbach's "Hirtenknabe" (Shepherd Boy) on display in the Sammlung Schack, a jewel in the crown of Munich’s museum scene dedicated to German painters from the Late Romantic period.

Sammlung Schack

The treasures of Count Schack

With world-renowned pieces of the late Romantic period, the Sammlung Schack is jewel in the crown of Munich's museum scene.

Most of us have seen a copy of Franz von Lenbach’s “Hirtenknabe” (Shepherd Boy) and Moritz von Schwind’s paintings “Rübezahl” and “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” (The Youth’s Magic Horn) at some point.

However, you can view the originals at the Sammlung Schack (Schack Collection), a jewel in the crown of Munich’s museum scene dedicated to German painters from the Late Romantic period. As an art collector in the 1860s and 1870s, Count Schack promoted young, little-known German artists who had very few prospects on the art market of the day. These artists included Moritz von Schwind, Arnold Böcklin and Anselm Feuerbach.

Their paintings portray themes such as ancient myths, the world of modern literature from Dante and Petrarch to Goethe, and Medieval German life with its legends and fairytales.

The museum has been refurbished and updated, inviting visitors to stroll through the world of the Romantic painters and thinkers.

The works of art in the Schack Collection can also be experienced digitally: 25,000 works of art are listed in the online collection. Visitors can view all paintings, sculptures and drawings, sorted by category and era.

Please be advised that a selection of masterpieces of 19th-century art of the Neue Pinakothek (closed due to renovation) will be shown in the Sammlung Schack from the summer of 2019 onwards.

Good to know: Munich Card holders are entitled to a reduced admission fee. If one owns the Munich City Pass, the entrance is free of charge. No matter which card you choose, the public transport is included. Further information can be found here.



Photo: Sammlung Schack


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