Worpsweder Kunsthalle

Bremen & the East Frisian Coast

This art museum right next to the tourist office displays the works of five post-war Worpswede artists: Hans-Georg Rauch, Peter Zimmermann, Heini Linkshänder, Willy Meyer-Osburg and Tobias Weichberger. These range from Expressionist landscapes to modernist nudes to works of social critique, such as Zimmermann's Glückfabrik (Happiness Factory), in which people holding hands enter a factory and come out the other end in individual cars with TV sets for heads.

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Nearby Bremen & the East Frisian Coast attractions

1. Grosse Kunstschau

0.14 MILES

This beautiful brick building designed by Bernhard Hoetger in 1927 houses a permanent exhibition of some of the artists colony's greatest painters, with a…

2. Käseglocke

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This 1926 round house – nicknamed 'the cheese bell' for its shape – built by writer Edwin Koenemann is set in the woods just off of Lindenallee. Today it…

3. Haus im Schluh

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This handsome, half-timbered thatched-roof house is where artist Heinrich Vogeler's first wife, Martha, moved with their three daughters after the couple…

4. Barkenhoff

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The creative heart of the Worpswede artists colony was this half-timbered home remodelled in the art nouveau style by its owner, painter and designer…

5. Niedersachsenstein

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A highlight of a visit to Worpswede is the stroll to the 55m-tall Weyerberg dune, less than a kilometre from the centre, where you find the…

6. Worpsweder Bahnhof

0.56 MILES

This Art Nouveau former railway station (1910) designed by artist and architect Heinrich Vogeler is heritage-listed for both its exterior and its…

7. Universum Science Centre

8.58 MILES

Bremen has a strong aerospace industry, and space buffs will enjoy the eye-catching, oyster-shaped Universum Science Centre, where you can make virtual…

8. Botanika

9.03 MILES

If you’re a plant lover, don’t miss a trip to Botanika and its replicated Asiatic landscapes ranging from the Himalayas to New Guinea. Admission to the…