House in Schluh, © Worpsweder Museumsverbund / Focke Strangmann
© Worpsweder Museumsverbund / Focke Strangmann

Artist Vil­lages

At the end of the 19th century, many painters, sculptors and other artists found great delight in untouched nature, in expanses of landscape and in solitude far away from industrial centres and cities. They yearned for a simple life in the countryside. Artist colonies were founded in remote villages, and new art movements developed.

The artist colonies of Fischerhude and Worpswede are still active today, including a wide range of museums, galleries and studios. The unique landscape of Teufelsmoor (Devil’s Moor), the idyllic birch avenues and the very special light in this area still inspire artists today.