Between 1 and 3 months.
Paid by host 

All guests are provided with free accommodation + 1000 euros stipend.

Application guidelines 

Applications are not accepted. Suggestions for the allocation of available accommodation are normally made by experts from the Munich Cultural Department or municipal institutions.

If you cooperate with an art institution based in Munich, and you reside outside Bavaria, you might come into consideration for a residency at Villa Waldberta - check with your partner from Munich if it is the case.

Villa Waldberta

Villa Waldberta

Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München


The Villa Waldberta was built in 1902. From its beginning, the grand house was a meeting place for cosmopolites and artists, due to the interests of its successive owners - Dutch publishers, Dresden-based art collectors, American patrons. In 1966, the state capital Munich became owner of the house through the Bertha-Koempel-Foundation, and since the 1980s it has been an international artists' residency. The house is availabe to guests of all artistic categories, including music, literature, theatre, dance, design, photography, film, fine arts, performance arts and the humanities, to make productive use of the advantages of interdisciplinary work and thinking.

Accommodation Information 

There are five furnished apartments of different sizes in the villa to accommodate authors and artists, thereby offering retreat as well as the possibility of intensive work. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchen and guests cater for their own meals.


The villa is situated on the hillside, overlooks the lake Starnberg and and has an extraordinary view on the Bavarian Alps. Built in 1902, the villa is surrounded by its own large wooded gardens. Feldafing is a small town approx. 30 km south of Munich and can be reached easily by public transport.

Höhenbergstrasse 25
82340 Feldafing
+49 (0)89 233-28718

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