They laid out the garden themselves and painted the furniture according to their artistic feeling.
For several years Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky resided in the house in Kottmüllerallee in Murnau a. Staffelsee during the summer months. Entering the house today you still get the feeling of them still being there, just decorating the table or even the banister.
Gabriele Münter bought the property on the 21th of August in 1909. Looking out of the window towards the church and the castle they detected the scenes for their expressive works. The small country house was also called „Russenhaus” in colloquial speech since Kandinsky’s Russian artist colleagues such as Alexej von Jawlensky walked in and out of the house.
The Münter-Haus was an inspiration and the origin of an artistic movement, the expressionism, a gathering point of the avant garde and a hideaway for artists like Franz Marc, August Macke, Marianne von Werefkin, Alexej von Jawlensky and Arnold Schönberg, such as collectors and gallery owners who regularly came for a visit. Also the Almanach „Der Blaue Reiter” was planned to be created there.