In July, the independent jury decided on the awarding of the fellowships for 2024, which are funded by the state of Brandenburg.

About the workshop on cinema and spirituality organized by Maryam Palizban and Martin Treml in September 2023.

The Humboldt Residency Program started this year with a two-week working phase at Wiepersdorf.

The protest and performance group Pussy Riot spent a few days in Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Special exhibition at Schloss Wiepersdorf with works of art by Ingeborg Rauss.

Video / Text and reading by Sonja Hilzinger

Anna Seghers wrote in 1969: “I miss Wiepersdorf very much and it’s been a long time now since I was there last ... Today it seems to me as if I had never been so carefree and happy, for no particular reason, as when we were staying there and roaming through the forest.” After she returned from Mexican emigration and until the 1950s, Wiepersdorf was a place of retreat and where she could work undisturbed.

On the occasion of Anna Segher's 112th birthday on November 19, 2022, we publish a video in which literary scholar Dr. Sonja Hilzinger talks about Anna Segher's special relationship with Schloss Wiepersdorf.

Video trailer about an escape from Moscow

The filmmaker Ekaterina Erofeeva arrived with her husband, the writer and Putin critic Victor Erofeev, and their two children Maja and Marianna after an adventurous flight from Russia via Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland at night on April 4, 2022 in Schloss Wiepersdorf. Leaving the Moscow apartment, the journey, border crossings, conversations with intellectual friends until the stay and many conversations in Schloss Wiepersdorf Ekaterina Erofeeva recorded with the camera.

A first trailer for the planned film project can be seen here.

Theme year „Lebenskunst – Kulturland Brandenburg 2022“

Documentary film in German language

Until its closure a few years ago, the restaurant "Zur Alten Schmiede" was an important meeting place between the villagers of Wiepersdorf and the guests of the castle. On September 24, 2022 the tradition of mutual solidarity was revived for one day in the restaurant “Zur Alten Schmiede” with a cultural and culinary program. Filmmaker Branka Pavlovic accompanied the event on film.

Documentary film, Illustrators in Wiepersdorf

From January 7 to 9, 2022, the illustrators Nozomi Horibe, Yves Haltner, Claudia Schramke, Lea Rommel, Katja Gendikova, Beatrice Davies and Xueh Magrini Troll created portraits of writers who were guests at Schloss Wiepersdorf: The resulting portraits of, among others, Christa Wolf, Sarah Kirsch, Maxie Wander, Anna Seghers, and Volker Braun, as well as the two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich and Olga Nawoja Tokarczuk, are part of Schloss Wiepersdorf's redesigned museum.