Art Trips to Worpswede and the Chiemsee

Worpswede - artists' colony on Teufelsmoor
Art trip from September 15th to 18th, 2020
The flat moor landscape, often covered by a cloudy sky, was the theme of the Worpswede artists who settled in the small farming village at the end of the 19th century. Fritz Mackenson was followed by Otto Modersohn, Hans at the end, Fritz Overbeck and many other artists. The painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is particularly known for her poignant portraits of children. The center of the Worpswede artist colony was Heinrich Vogeler's “Barkenhoff”.


Estimated program:

Day 1: Arrival & Bremen: Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum
The first museum dedicated to an artist shows many of her major major works. The museum is part of the expressionist architecture in Böttcherstraße, which was designed by the painter and sculptor Bernhard Hoetger.


Day 2: Worpswede: Barkenhoff & Große Kunstschau
The extensive work of the versatile Art Nouveau artist is exhibited in Heinrich Vogeler's “Barkenhoff”. The former farm is surrounded by a picturesque artist's garden. The next highlight is the "Great Art Show". Main works by the "old" Worpswede artists can be seen in the expressionist building. A short walk "In the footsteps of the painter's colony" through Worpswede also leads to the church with paintings by Paula Modersohn-Becker and to her grave.


Day 3: Worpswede: Otto Modersohn House & House in the Schluh
The artist couple Otto Modersohn and Paula Modersohn-Becker lived in the "Otto Modersohn House". Today, high-quality works of art from the artist colony can be seen in the associated museum. Martha Vogeler moved into the “Haus im Schluh” 100 years ago to create numerous textiles in her weaving mill. When the weather is nice, a stroll through the fascinating Teufelsmoor, which is crossed by the Hamme and many canals and is protected by nature, is a good idea.


Day 4: Fischerhude: Otto Modersohn Museum
Artists like Otto Modersohn settled in nearby Fischerhude when Worpswede became too touristy for them. The small village has retained its original character to this day. After the tour of the museum, there is still time to explore the picturesque village on the Wümme. It is difficult to leave this idyll to start your journey home.


Bus trip, 3 x overnight stays / half board in the Hotel Worpsweder Tor ****, all entries and guided tours as per the program. Tour guide Monika Öchsner M.A.


€ 672 in a double room (single room supplement € 45)



Chiemsee - Art trip from June 22nd to 25th, 2020

At the beginning of the 19th century, Munich artists founded one of the oldest painter colonies in Germany on the idyllic Fraueninsel. The charming landscape around Lake Chiemsee has inspired many artists to study in the open air. An important attraction on the Herreninsel is the castle of the art-loving King Ludwig II of Bavaria, which he had built on the model of Versailles.


Estimated program progress:

Day 1: June 22, 2020: Arrival & Urschalling
The small Romanesque church in Urschalling holds a unique gem of Gothic fresco painting.


Day 2: June 24, 2020: Herrenchiemsee
From Prien-Stock we take the ship to the Herreninsel. The works of art by Chiemsee painters of the 19th century are on display in the Augustinian canons, as are the colorful paintings by the expressionist painter Julius Exter. You can also visit the baroque imperial hall and the library. Afterwards we walk to the New Herrenchiemsee Palace and admire, among other things, the magnificent Hall of Mirrors.


Day 3: June 23, 2020: Fraueninsel & Kunsthaus Exter
The ship sails from Gstadt to Fraueninsel. You will learn more about the Frauenwörth Monastery, the Carolingian gatehouse and the artists' colony. Let yourself be enchanted by the idyllic island on a short tour. We then take the ship to Übersee-Feldwies to visit Julius Exter's former home. His multi-colored works of art hang in the artist's studio. The artist's garden with its colorful flowers is a real delight.

Day 4: June 25, 2020 Seeon Monastery & drive home
We drive via Seebruck to the former Benedictine monastery in Seeon and marvel at the St. Nicholas Abbey Chapel, a Rococo jewel.

Travel costs: € 608, - (in a double room)
(Single Room surcharge € 45)

This includes: 3 nights with half board in the Hotel Luitpold am See *** Superior in Prien / Stock, located directly on Lake Chiemsee, as well as all admissions, guided tours and boat trips according to the program.


If you are interested please contact Monika Öchsner: