The Museum in Numbers

1,200,000 visitors (through 2019)

416 readings

153 literature and visual art exhibitions

50 Poets in Residence

20,000 documents, photos, and objects

40 catalogs and publications

27 exhibitions on other premises


  • 27 April 1991 Opening of the Memorial in Rheinsberg Castle
  • 30 October 1993 First permanent exhibition on the life and work of Kurt Tucholsky
  • 30 January 2004 New permanent exhibition. The memorial is renamed the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum
  • 14 June 2009 Re-opening of the Alfred Wegener Museum
  • 29 June 2011 Founding of a support foundation
  • 24 August 2012 Opening of the Carriage house
  • 1 March 2015 New Archive
  • 2020 Website relaunch and museum app with online tour

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

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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.