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.
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!
Free entranceChildren, youth up to 17 years
and pupils, trainees,
students up to 21 years
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 Sunday10:00 - 17:00
- January 1
- Shrove Tuesday
- Good Friday
- November 1
- December 24
- December 25
- December 31
- On all other holidays the museum is open!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.