Painting of the artist Overbeck in the museum Bremen

Overbeck Museum

Exhibition of the Worpsweder painters’ couple Fritz and Hermine Overbeck

Overbeck Museum is the only museum in Bremen that is dedicated to the painter Fritz Overbeck – one of the five founding fathers of the Worpswede artists’ colony.

The exhibition site in the historically listed “Alten Packhaus Vegesack” manages the painter’s estate as well as that of his wife and colleague, the artist Hermine Overbeck-Rohte. The museum was founded in 1990 by the couple’s granddaughter, Gertrud Overbeck. For more than 20 years, the house has exhibited the works of both Worpsweder artists in a varying selection. Successful retrospectives on the work of Fritz and Hermine Overbeck have also led to Overbeck Museum attracting German-wide attention in the course of the past years. Special exhibitions pick up on related themes such as, e.g. landscape painting or art from Worpswede. What is more, the museum also offers contemporary artists a forum. Guided tours, lectures, art journey or readings complement and deepen the programme.

Together with Fritz Mackensen, Otto Modersohn, Hans am Ende and Heinrich Vogeler, Fritz Overbeck (1869 – 1909) founded the fame of the artists’ village in Weyerberg. Since the great exhibition success in 1895 in the Glaspalast in Munich, which won the group international recognition, the members of the “Worpsweder Vereinigung” have counted among the best-known painters in Germany, and the artists’ colony in Teufelsmoor became the epitome of naturalist landscape painting.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 06:00 pm


5,00 € per person / reduced price 4,00 € per person

More information: www.overbeck-museum.de