Art and culture in Greifswald - Theater Vorpommern, the State Museum of Pomerania, the Caspar David Friedrich Centre and the Koeppen Archive offer cultural diversity in the university and Hanseatic town! Other highlights of the year include Nordischer Klang, polemARkT, the Greifswald Bach Weeks, the International Student Festival GrIStuF, the Tanztendenzen, the Eldenaer Jazz Evenings and the Fishermen’s Festival Gaffelrigg.
Whether it’s a play, ballet, concert, opera, operetta or musical - Theater Vorpommern offers a diverse programme of cultural events!
Here in Greifswald, or at the locations in Stralsund and Putbus, the open-air events in summer are very popular in addition to the numerous other year-round performances. A special highlight in the open air is the Baltic Sea Festival (Ostseefestspiele)!
The region of Pommern has developed and changed over the millenia. In the State Museum of Pomerania, the history of the earth is shown in time lapse. This offers the opportunity to get to know the history of the state of Pomerania. The Croy tapestry, a nationally valuable cultural asset, is an important part of this history.
Caspar David Friedrich is probably the best known painter of the Romantic era and also one of the most famous citizens of the university and Hanseatic town.
His birthplace is in the town centre of Greifswald. Today, the Caspar David Friedrich Centre is located there and some of the famous painter’s artworks are on display. In addition to Caspar David’s works, there is a focus on the life of the entire Friedrich family.
The author of well-known post-war literature, Wolfgang Koeppen was born in Greifswald. In his birthplace, you can sit down for a relaxing cup of coffee in the café and visit the Koeppen Archive. In contrast to a museum, here not only the the author’s works are on display, but it also serves scientific research and thus links culture with knowledge.
In 2010, the project Scientific Collections was started in Greifswald. The collections are being digitalised in an online database: Currently, 5,000 objects from seven collections can be researched and more are to be added.
Those already existing include objects from the map collection of the Institute of Geography and Geology as well as the Archaeological Study Collection.