The Museum

Literature is on paper; it requires readers that deal with it. The Literature Museum has set itself the goal of making the encounter with literature and its author a real experience. We don’t regard Kurt Tucholsky as a statue on a marble pedestal. We listen to him, let him inspire us, are sometimes astonished at how farseeing he was, and see his limits. The Literature Museum cordially invites visitors to become a “reading tourist”, plunge into Kurt Tucholsky’s world of writing, and approach the author and his time.
From april 1st 1993 to march 31st 2024 the museum was directed by Dr. Peter Böthig.

Collection of the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum on museum-digital

30 years of Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum - A stroll through the museum

Since we could not celebrate publicly the 30th anniversary of the opening of the museum on April 27th 2021, we have prepared a small online exhibition (german document) together with the Brandenburg Museums Association, which offers a foray through the history and everyday life of the museum in thirty short chapters.


Guiding principle of the museum

At the center of our work is collecting, preserving, researching, and presenting materials on the life and work of Kurt Tucholsky.
In accordance with our social task, we work actively with Tucholsky as a model for the spirit of tolerance and understanding.
By focusing on Kurt Tucholsky and the literary publications of the Weimar Republic, we place ourselves in the Enlightenment and democratic tradition that addresses the intellectual standards and everyday problems of modern humanity. The guideline of our activity is always the international ICOM code of ethnics for museums.


Prices + guided tours

Museum and gallery:

Adults: 5,- Euro
Reduced: 4,- Euro
Family ticket: 10,- Euro
(2 adults with children up to 14)

School classes,
per student: 1,- Euro

Book a guided tour online

Guided tours, group prices and more...


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We stand with Israel

Kurt Tucholsky was of Jewish descent. The museum has been working on Jewish topics for over 30 years, has researched and documented the life of Tucholsky's friend Else Weil, who was murdered in Auschwitz, has been working with the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk for years, initiated the laying of stumbling blocks in Rheinsberg and much more – a clear commitment to the right to exist of Jews and the State of Israel is important to us as part of our own cultural identity.