Worpswede for Tourists

Worpswede is an experience in itself. The new Tourist Information Office in the Philine-Vogeler-Haus will arouse your curiosity right away. A small but entertaining exhibition, which even features the original paint palette of Paula Modersohn-Becker, reflects the metamorphosis of Worpswede from a farming community to an internationally-renowned artists' village and invites you to embark upon your own voyage of discovery.

Anyone who explores Worpswede has its landscape or art in mind, and here he or she will find both of them closely and uniquely interlinked. The landscape has given the town a special touch, but art has made it unique. Worpswede has been an artists' colony for more than 120 years. Painters not only made the town famous, they also discovered the scenic landscape of the Teufelsmoor which surrounds Worpswede for miles around.

Worpswede has changed from the old hamlet in the moors to a world-renowned artists' village and a popular leisure spot. But its intimacy and special atmosphere have remained. If you look carefully with a keen eye you can still find traces of the old "picturesque" Worpswede in its truest sense: the thatched roofs of the farmhouses along the canals throughout the moors as well as the old windmill, whose wings still revolve as they once did. And still unchanged are the unique beauty and mysterious gloom of the moorlands, the ever-changing landscape of the sky and the silence of the broad fields at every season of the year.

Worpswede's distinctive landmark is the Weyerberg hill, set amidst the Teufelsmoor with its big sky and infinite array of cloud formations, its broad landscape and magical hues. Idyllic field paths and country lanes lined by old oaks, linden trees and birches lead to traditional farmhouses, museums and art foundations, galleries and studios, to the Weyerberg and out into Marcus Heath, past gardens, meadows and fields to artistic architectural monuments or along the picturesque lowlands of the Hamme river. The unique expanse of the Teufelsmoor landscape – which in times past captivated the imaginations of many artists and brought them here – can also be enjoyed from the water by floating down the Hamme river on a former peat barge, in a canoe or a kayak. It is precisely this combination of art, culture and landscape which turns Worpswede into an experience that is entirely its own!

For further information about Worpswede, upcoming events, accommodations and dining tips, please visit the website of Worpsweder Touristik- und Kulturmarketinggesellschaft or contact:

Tourist-Information Worpswede
Bergstraße 13 
27726 Worpswede
Infoline: +49(0)4792-935820 
fax: 04792-935823 
e-mail: info@worpswede.de