Marco Stanke / Alf Lechner

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15 Oct 2023 - 16 Jun 2024

Your visit

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Welcome to the website of the Lechner Museum! Here you can find out everything about our museum and our changing exhibitions.

We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy the virtual tour.

Entrance fees

Visit the Lechner Museum and get the chance to discover even more fascinating art in Ingolstadt! The purchase of a ticket for our current exhibition entitles you to free admission to the Museum of Concrete Art on the same day - and vice versa. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Adults

    5,50 €
  • Reduced

    3,50 €
  • Free entrance

    Children, youth up to 17 years
    and pupils, trainees,
    students up to 21 years

Opening hours

Plan your visit to the Lechner Museum and find out our current opening hours here. Experience art up close and be inspired by our exhibitions.

Please note: The opening times apply to the Lechner Museum in Ingolstadt. The sculpture park in Obereichstätt can only be visited as part of a guided tour.

  • Thursday till Sunday

    10:00 - 17:00
  • Closed on:

    • January 1
    • Shrove Tuesday
    • Good Friday
    • November 1
    • December 24
    • December 25
    • December 31
  • On all other holidays the museum is open!

Guided Tours

Discover the Lechner Museum and the Obereichstätt Sculpture Park on a combination tour that takes place every last Sunday of the month. Experience art and nature in a picturesque setting and let knowledgeable experts guide you through the respective exhibitions.

No registration is required for the public combination tours.
Please note that the transfer from the museum to the sculpture park in Obereichstätt is your own responsibility and takes about 30-35 minutes by car.


Unfortunately, it is not possible to travel by public transport.

Come by and be inspired by art and nature!

Public combined tours

Combined guided tour (Lechner Museum and Sculpture Park Obereichstätt) on the last Sunday of each month.

No registration is required for the public combined tours.

The travel time from the museum to the Sculpture Park in Obereichstätt is approx. 30-35 minutes by car. The transfer from Ingolstadt to Obereichstätt takes place on your own responsibility. A transfer by public transport is not possible.

Prices public combined tour (incl. entrance fee)

Adults 12,50 €
Reduced 10,50 €

Prices Private Combi Tours

Guided tour fee 100 € + reduced entrance fee.

To book a private combined guided tour, please contact us via the booking form:

If you have any questions, please contact 0841 305-1838 or lechnermuseum@ingolstadt.de

Next public tours

Sunday, March 24, 2024
11 a.m. Lechner Museum + 1 p.m. Lechner Sculpture Park Obereichstätt

Sunday, April 28, 2024

2 p.m. Lechner Museum + 4 p.m. Lechner Sculpture Park Obereichstätt

Sunday, May 26, 2024

2 p.m. Lechner Museum + 4 p.m. Lechner Sculpture Park Obereichstätt

Directions

Whether you want to travel by car, bike, bus or train, here you will find all the details to reach us without any problems.

  • By train: With DB Regio to stop "Ingolstadt Nord". From there about 7 minutes walk to the museum or 2 minutes by cab. By ICE to "Ingolstadt Hbf", from there 10 minutes by cab (approx. 10 Euro) or by bus to the ZOB. From there 3 minutes walk to the museum.

  • By car: Take the A9 freeway to the Ingolstadt Nord exit, then take the B16a west and follow the B13 until it joins Heydeckstrasse. At the end of Haydeckstrasse turn left into Esplanade. The museum is then on the right after about 150 meters.

  • Parking spaces: There is a bicycle stand directly in front of the Lechner Museum and two designated parking spaces for museum visitors. Additional parking spaces are available in the vicinity at the Haydeck parking lot, Esplanade 5, or in the underground parking garage at the castle, Esplanade 1a.

Accessibility

We want all visitors to be able to enjoy the works of art in the museum - which is why accessibility is so important to us. That is why we have designed our premises to be accessible to all. Among other things, we offer barrier-free parking spaces, handicapped-accessible toilets and elevators.

Come by and discover the fascinating world of art with us.

  • Elevators: Passenger elevators are available. The elevators provide access to all exhibition levels.

  • Wheelchairs: are available upon request at the information desk. It is of course possible to visit the exhibition rooms with the help of a wheelchair.

  • Restrooms: The museum has accessible toilets.

  • Parking: Please check in with the on-site attendant to park in front of the museum with a special pass.

Our exhibitions

Marco Stanke / Alf Lechner

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15 Oct 2023 - 16 Jun 2024

teil's teil's - Marco Stanke and Alf Lechner
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In the paintings of Marco Stanke (*1987), the canvas proves to be not only the carrier of the image, but also a spatial structure made of paint, nettle and stretcher frame. In doing so, Stanke's works oscillate between image and the image as a thing, thereby testing the physical boundaries of painting and playfully suspending the difference between the pictorially visible and image carrier. By folding, cutting, bending, and piercing the canvases, Stanke transgresses traditional boundaries of painting and extends the pictorial world into space. Part image, part object, a new attempt at entanglement becomes visible on each new canvas, accessible to the artist as part of a collective in the context of the work.

Discover Lechner

In Ingolstadt

The Lechner Museum

The Lechner Museum is dedicated to the work of steel sculptor Alf Lechner. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has established itself as a place for the examination of art since 1960 and presents internationally renowned artists and young forward-looking positions in challenging temporary exhibitions. The museum is located in a converted former factory building in the heart of Ingolstadt.

In Obereichstätt

Lechner SCULPTURE PARK

There is no other place where Alf Lechner's work can be experienced in such a monumental way as during a visit to the Lechner Sculpture Park in Obereichstätt. This extraordinary open-air museum is located on the 23,000 square meter grounds of a former Royal Bavarian Ironworks. Amidst an imposing quarry, the sculpture park with its landscaped terraces and converted halls offers a deep insight into the artist's work.

Only accessible as part of guided tours
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About Alf Lechner

Alf Lechner (1925-2017), born in Munich, is considered one of the most important German steel sculptors. In the good sixty years of his sculptural work, more than 800 sculptural works and over 4500 drawings were created. With almost 80 sculptures in Germany alone, Alf Lechner is one of the most represented sculptors in public space.

His work is repeatedly concerned with the relationship between technology and art, between rationality and emotionality, between reflection and process, between calculation and chance. Alf Lechner founded the Alf Lechner Foundation in 1999, opened the Lechner Museum Ingolstadt in 2000, and lived and worked with his wife Camilla in Obereichtstätt in Bavaria from 2001 until his death in 2017.

In Obereichstätt

The Alf Lechner Foundation

The museum is based on the Alf Lechner Foundation, a non-profit foundation under civil law established in 1999. Its aim is to make the life and work of the artist Alf Lechner accessible to a broad public and to enable future generations to experience it. The foundation is involved in the administration and art historical processing of his œuvre, organizes exhibitions and guided tours and publishes publications. In cooperation with the city of Ingolstadt, it is the sponsor of the Lechner Museum and is responsible for the design and implementation of the exhibition program. The foundation's grounds in Obereichstätt, which are independent of the Ingolstadt Museum, are also home to the Lechner Sculpture Park, the associated exhibition hall and the so-called "Paper House," where visitors can experience the artist's graphic work.

Literature about Alf Lechner
  • Alf Lechner Foundation, Ingolstadt, (ed.) AK 1, Ingolstadt 2000. Alf Lechner. Opening Lechner Museum.
  • Alf Lechner Foundation, Ingolstadt, (ed.), AK 2. Ingolstadt 2002. Iron Sea - Blue.
  • Alf Lechner Stiftung, Ingolstadt (ed.) AK 4. edited by Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg.
  • Ingolstadt 2004/ 2005. Alf Lechner. Schuler - Lechner.
  • Alf Lechner Foundation, Ingolstadt (ed.), AK 5. Ingolstadt 2005. Fire and Flame.
  • Alf Lechner Foundation, Ingolstadt (ed.), AK 7. Ingolstadt 2006. Bizarre Surfaces.
  • Alf Lechner Stiftung, Ingolstadt, (ed.), AK 8, edited by Jens Christian Jensen. Ingolstadt 2007. cuts
  • Alf Lechner Stiftung, Ingolstadt (ed.), AK 9, Ingolstadt 2008. In München Starten..., in München Landen.
  • Alf Lechner Foundation, Ingolstadt (ed.), AK 10. Ingolstadt 2009. Poetry of Chance.
  • Alf Lechner Stiftung (ed.), edited by Angelika Nollert. Ingolstadt, 2010. Alf Lechner. Diagonale.
  • Alf Lechner. Sculptures 1990-1995. Munich - New York 1995
  • Badischer Kunstverein e. V. (ed.), Alf Lechner, AK edited by Jörg Walter Koch and Jürgen Morschel. Karlsruhe 1973.
  • Bayer. Staatsgemäldesammlungen (ed.). Munich 1985 / Nationalgalerie Berlin SMPK.
  • Bayer. Staatsgemäldesammlungen (ed.). Munich 1985 / National Gallery Berlin SMPK. Berlin 1986 / Museum Palais Liechtenstein Vienna. Vienna 1986. Alf Lechner. New works. Munich 1985 / Berlin 1986 / Vienna 1986.Brockhaus, Christph (ed.), contributions by Sabine Fehlemann, Renate Heidt Heller, Karl Ruhrberg, Uwe Rüth, Manfred Schneckenburger and Rolf Wedewer.
  • Brockhaus, Christph (ed.), contributions by Sabine Fehlemann, Renate Heidt Heller, Karl Ruhrberg, Uwe Rüth, Manfred Schneckenburger and Rolf Wedewer.
  • Defet Gallery (ed.), AK. Nuremberg 1971. Joachim Bandau, Franz Bernhard, Werner Knaupp, Alf Lechner, Alf Schuler, A.D. Tranthentroth, (AK). Sculpture - Objects - Pictures - Graphics.
  • Galerie Eremitage (ed.), AK edited by Honisch, Dieter. Berlin / Wiesbaden 1991. AlfLechner, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen.
  • Galerie Heseler (ed.), AK edited by Roh, Juliane. Munich 1968. Aalf Lechner.
  • Galerie im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, (ed. Arbeitskreis 68, Künstlergemeinschaft), edited by Helmut Friedel. Wasserburg/Inn 1991. Alf Lechner.
  • Nebelung Gallery (ed.), AK. Düsseldorf 1969. Aalf Lechner, Stahlplastiken.
  • Reckermann Gallery (ed.). AK. Cologne 1983. Alf Lechner, Neue Ordnungen.
  • Galerie Stangl (ed.), Leaflet. Munich 1971. Alf Lechner, Stahlplastiken '71.
  • Hans Thoma Society, Reutlingen (ed.), AK edited by Bernd Storz. Reutlingen 1993. Alf Lechner - Ereigniskulpturen.
  • Honisch, Dieter, Institut für moderne Kunst (ed.), Nuremberg 1990. Alf Lechner, Skulpturen.
  • Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ed.), AK edited by Honisch, Dieter and Zeller, Ursula.
  • Stuttgart 1998. Alf Lechner, Zeichnungen und Skulptur.
  • Kunsthalle Mannheim (ed.), edited by Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg and Alf Lechner. Mannheim 1984, n.d.
  • Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Jensen, Jens-Christian (ed.),AK edited by Jensen, Jens Christian. Kiel 1978. Alf Lechner, works from 1975 - 1977. Kunstverein Freiburg (ed.), AK. Freiburg /Br. 1977. Alf Lechner.
  • Lempertz Contempora (ed.), AK edited by Koch, Jörg Walter. Cologne 1969. Alf Lechner, Stahlplastiken.
  • Museen der Stadt Regensburg, Städtische Galerie (ed.), AK edited by Veit Loers. Regensburg 1981 / 82. Alf Lechner, Maß und Masse.
  • Museum Folkwang Essen (ed.), AK edited by Honisch, Dieter. Essen 1975. Alf Lechner, Conjunctions / Cube Skeletons 1974 / 75.
  • museum moderner kunst landkreis cuxhaven (ed.), Alf Lechner, AK edited by Ulrike Schuck. Cuxhaven - Otterndorf 1996. Alf Lechner. Piano cover drawings.
  • Museum St. Wendel, (ed.), AK Texte edit. by Lagerwaard, Cornelieke and Holeczek, Bernhard. St. Wendel 1994. Alf Lechner, Sculptures in Steel and Drawings 1992 -1994.
  • Philipp Morris GmbH (ed.), AK edited by Jürgen Kolbe and Jürgen Morschel. Dimensionen ''79, Munich 1979. plastic works of our time. An exhibition by Philipp Morris GmbH, Munich.
  • Piepenbrock Group of Companies (ed.). Osnabrück 1992. Piepenbrock Prize for Sculpture 1992.
  • Pohl, Claudia, Kunst im Stadtraum, Skulpturenführer für Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe 2005.Museen der Stadt Regensburg (ed.), AK editb. von Wolfger Pöhlmann, Regensburg 1981. Maß und Masse.
  • Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst / Galerie Stangl (ed.), AK. Munich 1973. Alf Lechner, Stahlskulpturen.
  • Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (ed.), AK edited by Armin Zweite. Munich 1977.
  • Constellations: Lechner, Prager, Schuler, Trantenroth.
  • Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Künstlerwerkstätte Lothringer Straße 13, Munich / Kunsthalle zu Kiel (eds.), AK edited by Zweite, Armin et. al. Munich and Kiel 1990. Alf Lechner, Skulpturen aus Stahl.
  • University Building Office (ed.) Erlangen. Documentation 17 / 71, University Building Office. Erlangen 1971.
  • Universitätsbauamt München (ed.), Erweiterung des Maximilianeums, Munich 1996.
  • Walter König (ed.), Skulptur 4 - 10 Jahre Skulpturenpark Köln (1997-2007).
  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum (ed.). Duisburg 1974. Alf Lechner: Stahlkonstruktionen.

Contact

Lechner Museum
Esplanade 9
85049 Ingolstadt

Alf Lechner Foundation & Sculpture Park
Allee 3
91795 Obereichstätt