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Wiepersdorf Castle was once the residence of Bettina and Achim von Arnim, the place where this most famous writer couple of German Romanticism worked. Today, artists and academics from all over the world receive grants to pursue their own projects in Wiepersdorf.

Repeatedly, Russian writer Viktor Vladimirovich Yerofeyev publicly criticized Putin and Russian politics. Now that the war in Ukraine is raging and Russia is increasingly searching for regime critics, he and his family have found shelter in Germany, currently in Schloss Wiepersdorf. In an interview with 3sat, he talks about Putin and the war in Ukraine.

The Café in the Orangery of Schloss Wiepersdorf will reopen on May 8, 2022 and can be visited on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months. The castle park can be visited all year round.

In March, we welcome the first fellows of 2022 to Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Writers, visual artists and composers as well as scholars with a research project on Romanticism or on questions relating to the previously divided Germany can apply from February 15, 2022, to April 15, 2022, for a three-months residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2023.

November 5, 1943 – February 4, 2022

On February 4, 2022, the sculptor Michael Klein died at the age of 78. He was still working on several commissions until the end. In 1985, he created the two high reliefs Bettina von Arnim and Achim von Arnim for Schloss Wiepersdorf, which will be on display again in the castle's museum in the future.

From January 7 to 9, 2022, a group of illustrators created portraits of writers inspired by Bettina von Arnim. The portraits will become part of the redesigned museum of Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Oliver Schulze had not forgotten the color film when he made Wiepersdorf Castle shine in many colors for the traditional Christmas concert in the castle park on the 4th Sunday in December with musicians of the brass quartet of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt/Oder.

In June, the fellows of 2022 have been selected by an expert jury.

The cultural and theater scholar Corinna Kirschstein receives the research grant awarded in cooperation with the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar: "Die deutsche Tischgesellschaft von 1811: Romantic Sociability, Gender Politics, Anti-Semitism." Corinna Kirschstein will work at Wiepersdorf Castle from September to November 2021.

The "Deutsche Tischgesellschaft," founded by Achim von Arnim in 1811, gathered representatives from art, science, administration and the military, such as Fichte, Savigny, Schinkel and Schleiermacher. Women and Jews were not admitted.

By researching the exclusive circle, Corinna Kirschstein hopes to gain insights into the longings for an ethnically and culturally homogeneous society under the condition of the dissolution of class structures around 1800.