Tucholsky in Rheinsberg

A Storybook

for Lovers

In the late summer of 1911, Kurt Tucholsky and Else Weil, the love of his youth, spent some happy days in Rheinsberg.

His most popular book appeared in 1912: “Rheinsberg: A Storybook for Lovers”.

[...] The castle radiated white, the windowpanes sparkled violet in their bright frames, dabbed with pink from dusty lamps, everything mirrored in the smooth surface of the water. Clumps of trees stood by, shining reddish yellow with black shadows, casting long, dark patches on the lawn. For a while, the lake pushed lazily against the reedy shore [...]

[...] To be able to embrace all of this, not because it is good or beautiful, but because it’s there, because the cloud banks are white and fluffy, because we’re alive! Vigor! The vigor of youth! [...] Young, full of vigor, a few brilliant days in a row—that will never happen again! Spread the happiness! [...]

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.