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

53. Poet in Residence

Manja Präkels

The singer and author Manja Präkels, who was born in Zehdenick / Mark, and lives in Berlin, is Rheinsberg's 53rd poet in residence from February to June 2021.

Manja Präkels studied philosophy, sociology and easteuropean history. She worked as a jounarlist an foundet the music bans" Der singende Tresen". In 2017 she published her debut novel "Als ich mit Hitler Schnapskirschen aß", wich was very successful.

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.


Annual letter 2020

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