Günter Grass-House

"A graphic artist who also writes is someone who does not change the ink."
Günter Grass

The Günter Grass-House at Lübeck's Glockengießerstraße 21 is a forum for literature and visual arts. The renowned Nobel Laureate lived in the environs of the Hanseatic City until his recent death in April 2015. The historic group of buildings therefore provides the ideal location for the presentation of his creative work within an up-to-date museum set-up.

The main focus of the museum is the exploration and presentation of literature and visual arts, as they come together in the work of Günter Grass, who is not only a writer, but also works as graphic artist, painter and sculptor.

Despite being located in close vicinity to the name giver, the Günter Grass House is an independent museum. For interdisciplinary research the museum has access to a collection of more than 1,100 original drawings, lithographs, water colours and etchings as well as numerous manuscripts.

The exhibition "Hitting the Imprecise With Precision" based on the collection continually provides new insights into the creative processes of the artist and shows up connections between the two worlds, the literary and the visual, in his creative work. The exhibition also highlights aspects in the life and work of Günter Grass who is known for causing public controversy both in his work and his political statements.

In a separate series of exhibitions the museum presents artists who work in more than one creative discipline. Among those artists with dual or even multiple talents who have been shown at the museum are such diverse personalities as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hermann Hesse, Gottfried Keller, Arno Schmidt, Ernst Barlach, Janosch, Robert Gernhardt and John Lennon.

Another focus of the work at the museum is the realisation of unusual projects and events for children and adolescents. The courtyard between the street front and the museum itself, a space where many original sculptures are displayed, as well as the pretty garden between the Günter Grass House and the Willy Brandt House invite visitors to linger.

Opening Times:
Jan - March: Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
April - Dec: Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Guided tours:
Every first Sunday of the month at 2 -3 pm and on request.

Adults        € 7.00
Reduced    € 3.50
Children     € 2.50
You will find a complete price list here.

Günter Grass-House, Forum for Literature and Visual Arts
Glockengießerstraße 21, 23552 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/1 22 42 30
E-Mail: museen(at)luebeck.de