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Bossard Site of Arts

One of the few remaining expressionist houses in Europe, the Bossard Kunststätte is an impressive display of art and architecture.​​​​​​​

Bossard Kunststätte is one of the few remaining expressionists’ art houses left in Europe. Founded by Johann Michael Bossard, the Bossard Kunststätte is a unique building, which covers the 30,000 square kilometre area with art. Uniting many artistic areas, such as architecture, painting, sculpture and landscape gardening, he was able to create a truly unique location for art.

Living Art

The house itself is filled, with painted walls and ceilings, mosaic floors, sculptures, and even dinnerware. The expressionist style inside the house is clear to visitors today and has remained intact since the house was finished. Next to the house is the so-called ‘Kunsttempel’ (Temple of Fine Arts), considered one of the most important examples of expressionist architecture. This temple is designed to allow visitors to enjoy both nature and art, and allows visitors to understand central art concepts in Germany. Guests can even take a guided tour and find out more about the interesting history of this building.


The exhibitions at the Bossard Kunststätte reflect the founders’ wish to unite art and nature. Permanent exhibitions include exhibits from Bossard’s time as a student and his first years as a independent artist, developing his abstract style. The Bossard Kunststätte also hosts around 100 events a year, inviting visitors to come and get involved with the art. It even hosts more unusual events: why not head to the Kunststätte gardens and join a meditation session?


Bossardweg 95, 21266 Jesteburg

Opening hours

November — February
Sundays: 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
March — October
Wed — Sun: 11:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.