Poet in Residence

Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky already made the Prussian royal seat Rheinsberg accessible in their literature. Since 1995, the poets in residence have continued this tradition and have placed Rheinsberg on the intellectual map of Germany.

Previous Poets in Residence

An overview of the previous poets in residence.

In January 2020 the book "Here Prussia should be nice. Fifty poets in residence of Rheinsberg invent a poetic province".

Online reading

23 June 2020, at 7:30pm

listen to the video: Ron Winkler, the 51st poet in residence

59. Poet in Residence

Carolin Würfel

Marc to July 2024

Born in 1986 in Leipzig. Studied history and journalism in Berlin and Istanbul. After completing her master's degree, she worked as a freelance journalist, particularly for the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung". She came to ZEIT in 2016 and wrote as an author primarily for ZEITmagazin. In 2018/2019 she was an editor at ZEIT ONLINE. Her first book was published in January 2019: “Ingrid Wiener and the Art of Liberation”. Her second book, “Three Women Dreamed of Socialism,” was published in 2023, in which she interrogated her predecessors in the GDR when they were young themselves: Christa Wolf, Brigitte Reimann and Maxie Wander. She is currently working on her first novel.

All 58 sheet-fed printings of Rheinsberg are available in the museum shop.

Scholarship for literature

 »Poet in Residence«

Every year the museum awards the scholarship "poet in residence in Rheinsberg" to two authors. The authors find inspiration and peace for writing in a beautifully located apartment with a view of the castle park. The museum's own edition "Rheinsberger Bogen" presents the texts of the poets in residence in first publications.

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.


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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.