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Schwalenberg

A medieval town near Bielefeld, Germany
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Hilly landscapes filled with light

Impressionist artists flocked to Schwalenberg because of the harmony of the medieval town, surrounded by quiet hilly landscapes and invested with beautiful light. Painters from Düsseldorf, Berlin and other cities came to the town to paint outdoors. Because they presented their works in exhibitions outside, the popularity of Schwalenberg grew and the town was soon called an ‘artist town’.

After the heydays of the artists´colony in the 1920s, a phase of stagnation followed. After the war, only a few artists came to town. From 1978, the County of Lippe, the Cultural agency of Lippe and the town of Schieder-Schwalenberg have been working hard to carry on the art tradition. By focusing on contemporary cultural trends, the old artist’s colony is filled with new life. Apart from the scholarships in Fine Arts and the Schwalenberger Summer Academy, there are 8-10 exhibitions each year, shown in the Municipal Museum and the Robert Koepke House. The exhibitions count to the cultural highlights of Schwalenberg.

The main artists who lived and worked here:

Alfred Ullmann (*1860 – 1830)
Hans Licht (*1876 – 1935)
Karl Henckel (*1881 – 1950)
Friedrich Eicke (*1883 – 1975)
Hans Nortmann (*1883 – 1972)
Hans Bruch (*1887 – 1913)
Nelly Cunow (*1893 – 1982)
Robert Kämmerer-Rohring (*1893 – 1977)
Robert Koepke (*1993 – 1968)

Tourist-Office
Marktstrasse 5
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
+49(0)5282 601 94
Tourismus@Schieder-Schwalenberg.de
tourismus.schieder-schwalenberg.de
Mayor
Jörg Bierwirth
Domäne 3
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
j.bierwirth@schieder-schwalenberg.de
www.schieder-schwalenberg.de
Municipal Councellor of Culture
Dr. Mayarí Granados
Stv. Direktorin und Kunstreferentin
Lippische Kulturagentur
Landesverband Lippe
Schlossstraße 11
32657 Lemgo
+49 (0) 5261-2502 58
m.granados@landesverband-lippe.de
www.landesverband-lippe.de
Städtische Galerie
Marktstrasse 5
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
Robert-Koepke Haus
Polhof 1
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
Künstlerhaus
Papenwinkel 10
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
Werkhaus
Marktstraße 19
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg
Schlosspark Schieder