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Museum in Worpswede

Grosse Kunstschau

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 giant round skylight that complements the wooden floors. A p…
Museum in Worpswede

Haus im Schluh

This handsome, half-timbered thatched-roof house is where artist Heinrich Vogeler's first wife, Martha, moved with their three daughters after the couple divorced. It's still furnished with paintings by Heinrich and…
Monument in Worpswede

Niedersachsenstein

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 Niedersachsenstein, a contentious sculpture looming like a giant eagle. Thi…
Museum in Worpswede

Barkenhoff

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 Heinrich Vogeler. Today it houses the Heinrich-Vogeler-Museum, wi…
International in Worpswede

Kaffee Worpswede

Worpswede's top restaurant serves up a seasonal menu of soups, salads, pasta, fish and meat dishes (such as lamb and duck) in a genteel dining room. It's set in the original brick building of the Grosse Kuntschau, w…
Museum in Worpswede

Worpsweder Kunsthalle

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 f…
Museum in Worpswede

Käseglocke

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 houses a museum of regional arts and crafts, including furnit…
Historic Building in Worpswede

Worpsweder Bahnhof

This Art Nouveau former railway station (1910) designed by artist and architect Heinrich Vogeler is heritage-listed for both its exterior and its Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) interiors. Today, only the infrequent…