Around the year 1900 a group of artists was inspired by the special light and the colours of the prealpine lands and the nearby moor. They settled in Murnau near lake Staffelsee. Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter and the group „Der Blaue Reiter“ have since been inextricably linked to the pictoresque Bavarian town. They can be tracked down not only in their former home („Münterhaus“) but also in the Murnau Castle Museum.