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Museums and galleries of Vorpommern

...are varied and colorful: from traditional to experimental, modern and historical, for watching and a hands-on approach.

Concepts tuned to young and old visitors, sometimes educational, sometimes just "WOW!" annually attract numerous visitors. Many different museums convey especially around local culture and history. For many people the walk into a museum is an interesting alternative for the recreation in nature and the discovery of the region.

Embark on an expedition through the history of Vorpommern and learn more about the life of famous aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal who was born in Anklam. Even further back in history it goes on an up-close discovery tour on the subject of Slavic history and crafts, and traditional boat building which you can experience first-hand in the museums of Vorpommern.

Whether families, youth travelers or adult knowledge seekers: It’s time for culture again!

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Museums in Vorpommern

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Ukranenland - Historical Workshops

The outdoor museum 'Ukranenland' is openend daily from 10am-5pm from May to October. It is the reconstruction of a Slavic settlement of the 9th/10th century on the 'Ueckerwiesen' at the edge of town.
The northwest Slavic 'Ukranen' settled the 'Ueckerniederungen' from the lower 'Oder' up to the 'Zarow' and from the 'Oderhaff' to the 'Schorfheide'. Our 'Kirchheide' shows the erstwhile life, work and rites of the 'Ukranen' as it was constructed with...
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Otto Lilienthal Museum

Otto Lilienthal Museum, holder of many awards, tells the tale of how the technical history of aviation became human flight's cultural history
The Hanseatic town Anklam is the birthplace of the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal.Otto Lilienthal Museum, holder of many awards, tells the tale of how the technical history of aviation became human flight's cultural history. The exhibits include...
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Greifswald Museum Harbour

Gaff ketch and schooner, seaquat and ramship, cruiser and kragejolle - about 45 old ships characterise the image of the museum harbour in Greifswald, which was founded in 1991 following the example of the museum harbours in Flensburg and Hamburg. With this, the Hanseatic townspeople reacted to the increased interest in historic ships and traditional seamanship.
As part of the old city harbour, the museum harbour extends from the Steinbecker Bridge to the old grain silo and characterises the maritime flair of the Hanseatic city. The oldest ship that visitors can admire in the museum harbour is the Zeesboot...
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Pomeranian State Museum

14,000 years of eventful history on the southern Baltic coast on both sides of the Oder are presented between the former Franciscan church and the city wall - in an award-winning ensemble of buildings that impressively combines Gothic, classicist and contemporary architecture. The valuable collection of paintings presents works by renowned painters such as Caspar David Friedrich, Frans Hals, Philipp Otto Runge, Max Liebermann, Max Pechstein and Vincent van Gogh.
Various exhibits paint a multifaceted picture of the development of Pomerania since the first hunters and gatherers. An impressive highlight is the unique 30 m2 Croy carpet, a testimony to the high culture at the court of the Griffins, the Pomeranian...

Events

from 03.11.2024 to 08.12.2024

Caspar David Friedrich - Voices from the Sea of Fog

In the depot of the Saxon Picture Gallery, puppeteer Emil Geisselbrecht, who was banned from performing due to lèse majesté, fell in love with the forgotten paintings by Caspar David Friedrich that had been banned from exhibitions. He discovers...
from 23.05.2024 to 04.08.2024

Caspar David Friedrich. Lifelines

With six paintings, more than 60 drawings and prints as well as numerous archival documents and letters, the Pomeranian State Museum has one of the most extensive collections of original material from Caspar David Friedrich's life and work in the...
from 06.06.2024 to 06.06.2024

Art break

In 1820, Caspar David Friedrich received a visit from the Russian Tsar and his State Councillor Vasily Zhukovsky in his Dresden studio. Ten years later, he created four paintings that can only be seen by lamplight. In the instructions sent to St....
from 18.08.2024 to 06.10.2024

Caspar David Friedrich. Places of longing

The anniversary exhibition celebrating Caspar David Friedrich's birthday on September 5 will feature a real star guest: the masterpiece "Chalk Cliffs on Rügen". The world-famous painting, which is now at home in Winterthur, Switzerland, will be...
from 16.10.2024 to 05.01.2025

Caspar David Friedrich. Hometown

Caspar David Friedrich remained closely connected to Greifswald, the place of his birth, childhood and youth, throughout his life. One of the most impressive testimonies to this is the painting "Meadows near Greifswald", which is kept in Hamburg. In...
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Historical-Technical Museum Peenemünde

In the Peenemünde Army Research Centre the first rocket was launched beyond the earth's atmosphere in 1942.
The Peenemünde Army Research Centre was one of the world's most advanced technology centres between 1936 and 1945.This is where the first rocket was launched beyond the earth's atmosphere in 1942. But from its inception, the research was focused on a...
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Haffmuseum in the Castle Ueckermünde

Fancy history? In the Uckermüder Haffmuseum you can discover lots of it. Wether if Easter or Christmas exhibition or interactive tours through the local museum, visitors of every age will have a great time. If you managed to climb the 75 stairs up the castle tower, you will be rewarded with a great view.
In the middle from the old Town from the seaside resort Ueckermünde in the castle the Pomeranian duchess, there is the Haffmuseum.The museum’s entrance with its late gothic cladding design is already very interesting for fans of architecture. The...
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Watermill Lassan

Today a mill and local history museum is situated in the Lassan Watermill. Old craftsmanship from frame carpentry to baker's craft is exhibited in it.
This house exists since July 9, 1988 as a museum for the city of Lassan and its visitors. The building itself is known as a watermill since the 15th century and was in operation until 1930. Afterwards it was shifted to diesel engine propulsion and a...
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Local museum Strasburg

The touristic formation has its office in the museum building.Tuesday – Friday: 09:00 am - 11:30 amAnd Sunday : 15:00 pm – 17:00 pm (April - October)Different Times: with pre – announcement
The building was constructed in 1760 and used as a school. Since 1975 you can see exhibits from the town. On special rarity is an art clock out of straw. You can also gaze the two decorated fireplaces out of Strasburg pottery, made in the...
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OZEANEUM Stralsund

With its five exhibitions and 46 aquariums, the OZEANEUM Stralsund invites you on an extraordinary underwater journey beneath the northern seas. Visit Humboldt penguins on the roof terrace, "Niki" the female sand tiger shark in the 2.6-million-litre pool "Open Atlantic" and the giants of the sea - real life replicas of whales.
Dive down without getting wet - that is possible in the OZEANEUM Stralsund. Scientific exhibitions have been combined with breathtaking aquariums. Particularly impressive is the world's largest exhibition on whales with replicas of the sea giants in...

Events

from 10.06.2024 to 14.10.2024

Greenpeace Action Days: Deep Sea Mining

The digitization of our society and industry is accompanied by an increased demand for raw materials. However, this increased demand is not currently leading to increased recycling of basic materials; instead, a gold-digger atmosphere is developing...
from 03.06.2024 to 03.06.2024

eat.READ.sleep. Podcast session at the OZEANEUM

Favorite books, new releases, bestsellers: In the NDR Kultur book podcast eat.READ.sleep. the three hosts Katharina Mahrenholtz, Daniel Kaiser and Jan Ehlert give tips and guidance on the book market and with great success: The podcast community is...
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Constant Exhibition of the Poet Karl Gottlieb Lappe in Wusterhusen near Lubmin

Karl Gottlieb Lappe - a nearly forgotten Poet (1773-1843). A constant exhibition in Wusterhusen, close to the beach Resort Lubmin, is located in the rectory of Wusterhusen's church. Here, the life and works of the poet Karl Lappe is documented and readings bring the poet's achievements closer. Wusterhusen is one of the stations of the "Route of North German Romanticism".
Karl Gottlieb Lappe was born as the pastor’s son on April 23, 1773 in Wusterhusen. In preparation for the study he visited the city school Wolgast, whose principal was no less a figure than Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten (1758-1818). Kosegarten, who was...
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Caspar David Friedrich Center

The Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, opened in 2004 in the historic Seifensiederei and expanded in 2011 to include the entire former residential and commercial building of the Friedrich family, commemorates the great painter and greatest son of the city of Greifswald. It is also a museum, documentation and research center. Caspar David Friedrich was born here on September 5, 1774.
Visitors can see their father's old soap boiler, the family cabinet with the family tree, the Rügen and Eldena rooms with famous motifs from Friedrich's work and the Caspar David Friedrich Gallery. The tour offers comprehensive information on...

Events

from 24.05.2024 to 20.12.2024

Drink & Draw

 Twice a month, we cordially invite you to a free drawing in a convivial atmosphere - drinks are included! From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can be creative and spend the evening in a convivial atmosphere.Duration: 180 min.Number of people: min. 5 - max. 10...
from 04.06.2024 to 17.12.2024

Soap workshop

 Make your own soaps and candles at Friedrich's soap and candle factory! In the cellar vaults of the CDFZ, visitors of all ages can learn everything there is to know about making soaps and candles.In the rooms of Friedrich's soap and candle...
from 24.05.2024 to 20.12.2024

Guided tour of the Caspar David Friedrich Center

On this guided tour of the artist's birthplace and childhood home, you will gain an insight into the life of the young Caspar David Friedrich, his family and their craftsmanship and learn interesting facts about his training in Copenhagen, his...
from 28.05.2024 to 10.12.2024

Candle workshop

 Make your own soaps and candles at Friedrich's soap and candle factory! In the cellar vaults of the CDFZ, visitors of all ages can learn everything there is to know about making soaps and candles.In the rooms of Friedrich's soap and candle...
from 14.06.2024 to 04.10.2024

Guided tour along the Caspar David Friedrich picture trail

Learn more about Caspar David Friedrich, his birthplace and places that have a special connection to his life on a guided tour along the Caspar David Friedrich Picture Trail. The route leads along the picture trail stations within Greifswald's old...
from 31.05.2024 to 18.10.2024

Caspar-David-Friedrich-Bildweg: Wieck fishing village & Eldena monastery ruins

Learn more about Caspar David Friedrich, his birthplace and places that have a special connection to his life on a guided tour along the Caspar David Friedrich Picture Trail in the fishing village of Wieck and at the monastery ruins in Eldena....
from 01.06.2024 to 14.12.2024

CDF drawing course

 The CDF drawing course is aimed at anyone who enjoys drawing. No previous knowledge is required. The topics of the drawing course vary.Duration: 180 minutesNumber of people: min. 5 to max. 10 peopleCosts: € 29.00 regular / € 24.00 reducedPlease...
from 23.05.2024 to 13.10.2024

Caspar David Friedrich: the hidden life of the paintings

From May 4, 2024 to October 13, 2024, a special exhibition dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich can be viewed in the gallery of the Caspar David Friedrich Center, which is dedicated to the hidden life of Friedrich's paintings....
from 29.05.2024 to 13.10.2024

Guided tour of the special exhibition: Caspar David Friedrich: the hidden life of the paintings

Guided tour of the special exhibition "Caspar David Friedrich: the hidden life of the paintings". Open to all ages.Duration: 45 - 60 minutesCost: € 11.00 regular / € 8.00 reducedParticipants: Min. 5 to max. 25 peoplePlease register at least two...
from 01.06.2024 to 02.10.2024

Guided tour for children through the special exhibition: Caspar David Friedrich: the hidden life of the paintings

This guided tour through the special exhibition "Caspar David Friedrich: The Hidden Life of Paintings" is aimed specifically at children.Duration: 45 - 60 minutesCost: € 11.00 regular / € 8.00 reduced, on Children's Day on 01.06.2024: € 3.00Participa...
from 25.05.2024 to 25.05.2024

Exhibition opening: CeDeEff & Friends (Kunstverein KÜNSTLER GUT LOITZ E. V.)

 The Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition "CeDeEff & Friends" by the art association KÜNSTLER GUT LOITZ E. V.. The exhibition will then be on display in Loitz for four months. Admission is free.Please...
from 14.06.2024 to 14.06.2024

Reading: Sonja Daemen reads from: My encounters with Greifswald and Caspar David Friedrich

 Reading by Greifswald author Sonja Daemen at the Caspar David Friedrich Center: Sonja Daemen reads from: My encounters with Greifswald and Caspar David Friedrich.Duration: 120 minutesCost: €5.00 regular / €3.00 reducedParticipants: max. 30 peoplePle...
from 06.08.2024 to 06.08.2024

"Margarethe Friedrich" tells the story: Caspar David Friedrich's visit to Greifswald

In this guided tour, "Margarethe Friedrich", Caspar David Friedrich's sister-in-law, tells the story of Caspar David Friedrich and his wife's visits to his home town of Greifswald.Duration: approx. 60 min.Number of people: min. 5 - max. 20 peopleCost...
from 11.10.2024 to 11.10.2024

"Margarethe Friedrich" tells the story: From the Friedrich family home to the museum

On this guided tour of the Friedrich family's former home and business premises, "Margarethe Friedrich", Caspar David Friedrich's sister-in-law, will tell you more about the history of the house from Caspar David Friedrich's former home to today's...
from 26.10.2024 to 26.10.2024

Presentation of the Caspar David Friedrich Prize 2024 & vernissage

 On Saturday, October 26, 2024, the Caspar David Friedrich Prize 2024 will be awarded from 2 p.m. and the opening ceremony of the award-winning exhibition will take place. Admission is free!You can register from Tuesday to Sunday between 11:00 and...
from 26.10.2024 to 21.12.2024

Exhibition of the 2024 Caspar David Friedrich Prize winner

The exhibition of the Caspar David Friedrich Prize Winner 2024 can be viewed in the gallery of the Caspar David Friedrich Center from October 26, 2024 until December 21, 2024. The opening of the exhibition and the presentation of the Caspar David...
from 30.10.2024 to 18.12.2024

CDFZ_contemporary: Exhibition of the 2024 Caspar David Friedrich Prize winner

Impulse tour through the current exhibition at the Caspar David Friedrich Center.The program of the Caspar David Friedrich Gallery on the 1st floor shows works by current artists* that refer to the art of Caspar David Friedrich and/or his...
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Museum of Local History Mönkebude

Since 2000 the museum “Fischerstube” contains all the things that dictate the life in the village and its neighboring region. The tourist information can also be found here. Here you can find information, accommodation service, bike rental, fishing maps, souvenirs, etc.
The Fischerstube was formed in 1996. The exhibition’s main focal points are the contemporary witnesses of fishery and the shipping industry. No matter if fish traps, fishing nets or eel harpoons - all exhibits can be related to the seamen and their...