Known as the ‘Village of Art’, the small community of Worpswede is home to many cultural events, museums and impressive art history. In particular, the beautiful landscapes which surround the village have inspired much art there, with the village home to many pioneering artists, including many women who were denied access to art academies. The village of Worpswede, located about is today a thriving space for new, creative artists and much more. Galleries, museums and art foundations are full of art from old and new artists, all inspired by the village’s green spaces and many trees.
Worpswede has a range of museums — a taster includes the Barkenhoff, which is dedicated to the painting, graphic works, designs and architecture of Heinrich Vogeler, housed in an authentic village cottage. Amongst others, there’s also the ‘Große Kunstschau’, which exhibits the most famous paintings from Worpswede artists. This former expressionist building was modernised, and now offers spaces for exhibitions of contemporary art. The ‘Haus im Schluh’ is a treasure nestled beneath the trees. Made up of two, romantic, old style Lower Saxon houses in picturesque surroundings, these houses contain paintings, etchings and furniture, as well as valuable and curious objects.
November — March
Mon – Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April — October
Mon – Sat: 10.00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 10.00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Follow the A1 South from Hamburg, exits Sittensen, Bockel, Stuckenborstel, Posthausen or Oyten.
By public transport
Train from Hamburg to Bremen Central Station, then bus number 670.