Directly next to the Maschsee at Hannover, Germany you can find one of the most important museums of modern art in Germany. It focusses on German expressionism and modern art of French artists. The starting point was the collection of Margit and Bernhard Sprengel – chocolate factory owners from Hannover-Vinnhorst.
Sprengel also gave 10 percent of the necessary sum to build the museum, the rest was supplied by the city of Hannover and the federal state of Lower Saxony. Both also contributed artworks from their collections. Works of artists like Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall and Joan Miró can be found here. There is also a light installation of James Turrell and around 400 works of Niki de Saint Phalle belong to the collection.
An impressive museum with a special, open architecture that invites visitors to discover the building. A small shop and a coffee bar complete this nice place.