A collection of over 2000 works of art, two temporary exhibitions and a permanent exhibition on 1700 m² as well as a fantastic panoramic view of the Rhine Valley, which can be enjoyed over a cup of coffee in the museum cafeteria - all this is offered by the Museum of Contemporary Art - Hurrle Collection in Durbach
The museum was founded in 2010 by the entrepreneur Rüdiger Hurrle, who started collecting as a student in the 60s. The focus of the collection is on German art after 1945 and its forerunners at the beginning of the 1920s, occasionally with regional accentuation, which on the Upper Rhine also includes a look across the borders to France and Switzerland. With major works of the German Informel of the 1950s and 1960s, among them by artists from the groups "Quadriga" and "ZEN 49", and the "Realités Nouvelles", which were created at the same time in France, "Lyrical Abstraction" forms a focal point of the collection. Equally great attention is paid to the breaks and continuities in the development of figuration in the 1920s and after the Second World War. The focus is also on artist groups such as CoBrA, SPUR, WIR, Geflecht and Kollektiv Herzogstraße and on the interactions and relationships between artists and art movements. Another part of the collection contains the development of contemporary art since the 80s. The promotion of young and regional artists is an important concern of the museum.
Integrated into the Haus Vier Jahreszeiten, the museum is part of a holistic concept aimed at the well-being and harmony of body, mind and soul: Hotel and restaurant, wellness and regeneration, pleasure and inspiration. Here you can end your visit to the museum with a relaxing sauna or a visit to a restaurant, or take a walk in the paradisiacal surroundings or the Durbach Sculpture Park.
The house is handicapped accessible.
How to get there
By public transport
Bus number 7142 runs from Offenburg station to the museum. The bus stop is called "Haus Vier Jahreszeiten". From Rastatt/Baden-Baden to Basel you can take the KONUS-Schwarzwald guest card, which you will receive from your host in Durbach on arrival, free of charge.
If you're coming from the north:
On the A5 Karlsruhe-Basel take exit 54 Appenweier (8 km to Durbach). Take the B28 towards Appenweier and turn right onto the B3 towards Offenburg. At the traffic light in Windschläg turn left to Durbach. After passing through the Ebersweier district, turn off to Offenburg. Right in sight is the MUSEUM FOR CURRENT ART.
If you come from the south:
On the A5 Basel-Karlsruhe take exit 55 Offenburg. From the B33 direction Offenburg, Genegenbach, Kinzigtal you reach Offenburg. There you follow the signs Offenburg-Ost Rammersweier to the entrance Durbachtal.
If you come from the east:
Via B28 (Freudenstadt/Renchtal) or via the Badische Weinstraße, as well as via the B500 (direction Renchtal) you reach Durbach.
If you come from the west:
Via the L98 (bridge Strasbourg south) and B28 (bridge Strasbourg - Kehl) you reach the MUSEUM FOR CURRENT ART.