Artist's view on Schwalenberg

Exhibition in Schwalenberg offers creative hands-on activities for families and school classes


10 September - 30 October 2022


Städtische Galerie
Marktstr. 5,
D-32816 Schieder-Schwalenberg,
Tel: 05284-94373790


Opening hours:Tues. to Sun. 14.00 -17.30 (during the exhibition).
Entrance fees: Adults: € 2,50, reduced: € 2,00, children up to 12 years free
Surcharge for guided tours: € 1,00


What attracted so many artists from the big cities to the small town of Schwalenberg over 100 years ago? How did they see and paint the landscape and the town? Why did Schwalenberg become an artists' colony? The exhibition explores these and other questions and shows works of landscape and genre painting associated with Schwalenberg from the collections of the town of Schieder-Schwalenberg and the Cultural Agency of the Lippe Regional Association, including new acquisitions. The historical works are juxtaposed with contemporary positions of nature and landscape reception with works by former Schwalenberg scholarship holders.


In order to give visitors a more intensive insight into the work of the artists' colony, the cultural agency of the Lippe Regional Association is offering a guided tour for families with children and individual visitors on four Sundays during the exhibition. The town of Schwalenberg is explored in the footsteps of the old landscape painters, after which the participants slip into the role of an open-air artist and get creative. They can try out different drawing materials, e.g. charcoal, graphite and pastels.


Dates for the adventure tour:

  • Sunday, 18 September 2022, 3.00 -16.30 p.m.

  • Sunday, 9 October 2022, 3.00 -16.30 p.m.

  • Sunday, 16 October 2022, 3.00 -16.30 p.m.

  • Sunday, 30 October 2022, 3.00 -16.30 p.m.


Suitable for families with children of all ages as well as individual visitors.
Meeting point: Municipal Gallery.
Cost: Museum admission (2.50/2.00 euros) plus 1.00 euro material costs for adults/young people and 1.00 euro for children up to 12 years (material costs, admission is free).
Registration is requested by phone 05284-94373790, from 10 September 2022 (Tue-Sun 2pm-5.30pm).


For school classes, the Kulturagentur recommends the exciting adventure tour, which can be booked from 10.09.22 - 31.03.23. Under expert guidance, pupils explore the town of Schwalenberg in the footsteps of the old landscape painters, learn about the motivation of the artists in historical buildings and places, get to know the historical paintings of the open-air painters in the Municipal Gallery, and then slip into the role of an open-air artist themselves and become creative. Further information is available at


School classes can also book the "Experience Tour" until 31 March 2023.
For registration and information, please contact Vera Scheef at 05261-250264 or

Site Plan Schwalenberg