Gerhart Hauptmann Museum (Hiddensee)

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House Seedorn on Hiddensee

The Gerhart Hauptmann Museum Hiddensee is part of a museum association with memorials in Agnetendorf , Erkner , Radebeul and Schreiberhau .

In 1930 Gerhart Hauptmann bought the “Seedorn” house in Kloster on the island of Hiddensee and spent every summer on the island with his wife Margarete until 1943, when he was 81 years old .

On the 10th anniversary of the poet's death in 1956, a memorial and later a museum were set up in the house, which is still in the same condition as Gerhart Hauptmann lived in. The summer residence is one of the few poets' houses still preserved in their original state. Study and evening rooms, the bedrooms, cloister and wine cellar, terrace and park convey how the artist lived on the island. The poet's life and work are dealt with in two small showcases.

The grave of Gerhart Hauptmann, who died in Silesia , is located in the small island cemetery . His body was transferred here.

Tour through the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus

The tickets can be bought in a newly built pavilion, which offers a museum shop with literature, especially on Hauptmann and Hiddensee. From there, access leads to the older part of Villa Seedorn. The house is entered on the ground floor through a small porch with information boards on Hauptmann's life and work, which is directly in front of the living hall. Here the captains ate breakfast. The kitchen, which cannot be visited, is directly adjacent. The cloister, decorated by Hauptmann with historical engravings (copperplate engravings of city views and buildings) leads to the newer part of the villa. It was built in 1930/31 to connect the two parts of the building. Hauptmann liked to pace up and down while dictating to his secretary Elisabeth Jungmann. At the end of the cloister was the dining table where the evening guests were received. From here you can go directly to Hauptmann's study or via a narrow staircase to the wine cellar located directly under the cloister. You can go back to the living hall via a staircase to the upper floor. The two south-facing bedrooms of Gerhart and Margarete Hauptmann can be seen from the open doors from the corridor on the upper floor. The terrace in front of the study can only be accessed from outside.

Picture gallery

Web links

Commons : Gerhart-Hauptmann-Museum (Hiddensee)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 54 ° 35 ′ 6.7 ″  N , 13 ° 6 ′ 13.6 ″  E