Who are the people that live in Worpswede?

Worpswede is famous nationwide for its long tradition as an artists’ colony. Nowadays, about 130 artists and craftsmen and women live there permanently; though one should really include most of the inhabitants of Worpswede, since many are artists or have at least to do with any kind of arts.

How did Worpsweder kaseglocke get its name?

Worpsweder Käseglocke, created by the architect Bruno Taut in 1921 and built in 1926 by the writer Edwin Koenemann. This small structure was given its name because of its resemblance to a cheese cover. Since 2001 the Käseglocke has been used as a museum

Where is the town of Worpswede in Germany?

Worpswede is a municipality in the district of Osterholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teufelsmoor, northeast of Bremen. The small town itself is located near the Weyerberg hill.

Where is the Cheese Bell in Worpswede Germany?

Worpswede “Cheese Bell” (because of its resemblance to the bell-shaped glass cover conventionally used for cheese plates) is the colloquial term for a residential building located in the artists’ village of Worpswede in Lower Saxony. It was built by the writer Edwin Koenemann in 1926 following the architectural draft of Bruno Taut.

Are there any museums in Worpswede, Germany?

There are a number of museums on life, art and crafts in Worpswede, such as the Barkenhoff, the Grosse Kunstschau, the Haus im Schluh, Worpsweder Kunsthalle, the Museum am Modersohn-Haus and the Torfschiffswerft Schlussdorf in Worpswede’s outskirts.

How did Barkenhoff in Worpswede get its name?

Nowadays it is used as a restaurant. In 1895 Vogeler bought a cottage and planted many birch trees around it, which gave the house its new name: Barkenhoff (Low German for Birkenhof, literally translated Birch-Tree-Cottage). It became the cultural centre of the artistic scene of Worpswede.