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Admission to STOA169 is free. We look forward to your donation!

STOA169 information brochure on site (5€)
German only, English version will follow soon

STOA169 App in the AppStore (iOS) and on Google Play (free of charge)
German only, English version will follow soon

Hygiene and Protective Measures:

  • It is mandatory to wear a facemask covering your nose and mouth.
  • Please keep a safe distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people and avoid direct physical contact.
  • Please sneeze or cough into your arm, not into your hands.
  • Please don‘t come to visit if you feel sick, have symptoms of a cold or have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Please inform yourself about the current hygiene and protective measures.

Guided tours:

In case you would like to book a tour, please contact stiftung@stoa169.com

Current note (22 October 2020):

Guided tours for larger groups through STOA169 are currently not possible. Already confirmed tours will be postponed.
We are still accepting requests, but the scheduling must be based on the regulations of the local community.


Dogs on leashes can be taken onto the grounds, but must then be tied or wait in front of the hall – inside the hall itself, dogs are not allowed.


Susanne Baumgart
project management, artist support 

Eike Fischer and Felix Pitscheneder
Media production | Soundtrack: Joscha Arnold

Lena von Geyso
project management, artist support

Franziska Leuthäußer
artist support


Peter Mayr

Dr. Gerald Meier
press and public relations

Bernd Zimmer
management board, production



Artists were invited worldwide and we've received confirmations from all five continents.

STOA169 has been conceived as the synergy between art and nature. This has then been translated into the construction of a square hall, surrounded by nature, where the various columns created by our international artists are to be displayed. It will definitely be colourful and varied.

Only on foot: visitors can reach it either by taking a ten minute walk along the footpath from Polling or by walking from the nearby car park next to the Roßlaichbrücke, at the link road to Peißenberg. Bicycles can be parked in various designated areas.

The Ammer is situated approximately 200m away.

No. The optics of the hall and its proximity to nature will not be disturbed by any further structures.

No entry fee shall be charged: we will only ask for a contribution towards costs for supporting materials such as the information provided at the site, which will also be made available as a download or via an app.

The paths and entry to the hall will, of course, be barrier-free.

The lot is approx. 35.000 sq metres in size; only five percent of the area is to be built upon without sealing the ground. The columned hall will be built as much in tune with nature as possible, and the encompassing green space will additionally be ecologically upgraded.

It will continue to be farmed just as before.

The STOA169 Foundation and its team will also take care of that.

The columns will be weather resistant but, inevitably, after several years some restoration work will be necessary, for which the foundation will assume responsibility.

Public art can never be completely protected from such damage, but experience shows that it is more often than not well-respected.

The artists will decide for themselves as to the choice of materials. There are structural requirements that have to be adhered to.

The rainwater is led through recesses in the roof to the floor slab.

The chance to experience art in the middle of nature offers a profound experience for everyone, even for children and teenagers; special educational programmes are being developed for them.

Both are planned to be in the vicinity of the car park. No structures will be built in direct proximity to the STOA169 hall.

Near the parking area at the Polling village limits.

It will remain open, allowing birds and wild animals to fly and roam through it. Since there is to be no artificial lighting there, at night they will have their peace and quiet.

There will be neither artificial light sources nor other electrification.

Toilets will be built, hidden behind bushes and not visible from the STOA169.

Do you have any further questions?