Garden at Mathias and Anna Sophie Gasteiger's House Holzhausen on the Ammersee

Picture: Garden at Gasteiger's House

The garden was primarily laid out by Anna Sophie Gasteiger (1877-1954), who used the formal flower garden running from west to east near the villa (Mathias and Anna Sophie Gasteiger's House) as the inspiration for her still-life paintings of flowers. Many of these, painted against the light, were produced in the atelier by the east gable window, which has a view of the Ammersee.

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Anna Gasteiger in her garden

Mathias Gasteiger also used the landscape park as an open-air extension of his atelier, exhibiting his sculptures there and decorating essential features such as the entrance gate and the bridges over the Kittenbach which flows through the grounds. The entrance on the Eduard-Thöny-Strasse is particularly elaborate, with groups of deer in cast stone flanking the two pillars on either side of the wooden gates; the same sculptures can be found on the Diana Fountain on Kufsteiner Platz in Munich.

Today the grounds are divided into two parts; the northern part is open to the public as a lawn for sunbathing with access to the lake. 

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Mathias and Anna Sophie Gasteiger's House


Eduard-Thöny-Straße 43
86919 Holzhausen
08806 699 or 7605

Opening hours

Open all year round

Admission charge

Admission free


No restrictions

Getting here / parking


from Munich to Herrsching

From Herrsching to Holzhausen

Few parking spaces available

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Restaurant und Biergarten
Alte Villa Utting
Seestraße 32
86919 Utting/Ammersee

Responsible administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Ammersee
Landsberger Straße 81
82266 Inning/Stegen
08143 9304-0
Fax 08143 9304-30

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