Photographic documentation, Summer festival in Schloss Wiepersdorf

Many thanks to all friends, partners, supporters and guests who joined us for the summer festival in Wiepersdorf last Sunday! Together with a big crowd of visitors we celebrated the relaunch of the residency program, the opening of the newly designed museum and the “Kosmos Wiepersdorf”.

In September, we welcome nine new fellows to Schloss Wiepersdorf: Sophia Ato, Said Azh, Róża Biłko, Monika Hau, Uwe Loebens, Julius von Lorentz, Thomas de Padova, Maryam Palizban, Małgorzata Sztremer.

In the summer of 2022, Viktor Yerofeyev and several fellows staying at Schloss Wiepersdorf read Yerofeyev's work "Good Stalin" at the same time, but in different language versions. In this video, they read the first sentences: the writer Fatin Abbas the Arabic, Maryam Aghaalikhani the Persian, guest reader Britta von der Behrens the German and Viktor Yerofeyev the Russian version.

In June, we welcome nine new fellows to Schloss Wiepersdorf: Fatin Abbas, Maryam Aghaalikhani, David Bird, Annedore Dietze, Sarah Duffy, Andrea Hensgen, Petra Heymach, Kaila Howell and Antje Vowinckel.

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.

The Café in the Orangery of Schloss Wiepersdorf was reopened 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.

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.

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.