The Museum in Numbers

1,200,000 visitors (through 2019)

416 readings

153 literature and visual art exhibitions

50 Poets in Residence

50,000 documents, photos, and objects

40 catalogs and publications

27 exhibitions on other premises


  • 15 November 1912
    Kurt Tucholsky’s “Rheinsberg: A Storybook for Lovers” is published in German
  • 5 January 1989
    Founding of the Kurt Tucholsky Memorial
  • 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

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.


Annual letter 2019

Prices + guided tours

Museum and gallery:

adults: 4,- Euro
reduced: 3,- Euro
Family ticket: 8,- Euro
(2 adults with children up to 14)

School classes,
per student: 1,- Euro

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