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In the 1870’s the Belgian artists Emile Claus, Camille Van Camp and Euphrosine Beernaert spent a couple of summers on the isle of Walcheren, Zealand. With many other guests they stayed at the country house of the wealthy Belgian industrialist Emile De Harven near Domburg and made the isle the subject of their works. A real artists’ colony, however, was not formed until the turn of the century.
The painter’s colony in Kronberg was one of the most earliest of the German painter’s colonies of the 19th century. Altogether 60 artists worked, over several years, in the Kronberg painter’s colony including such well known names as Wilhelm Trübner, Jakob Fürchtegott Dielmann, Hans Thoma or Carl Morgenstern. Anton Burger’s move to Kronberg in 1858 is associated today with the foundation of the Kronberg artist’s colony.
“Worpswede, Worpswede . . . it is a wonderland!", Paula Becker wrote in her diary in 1897 and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke enthused about a "sky of indescribable variability and grandeur”. To the present day artists and visitors interested in art and culture are captivated by the charm of Worpswede and its sandy hill - the "Weyerberg". Birch trees line the streets into the village, situated 25 km north-east of Bremen, in the midst of the expansive, picturesque “Teufelsmoor” [Devil's Moor] with river Hamme and its lowlands.