Art and culture in Lüneburg Heath

Bossard Site of Arts

Logo Bossard Kunststätte

Near Jesteburg in the north of Lüneburg Heath you can find the 30,000 m² Bossard Site of Arts (Kunststätte Bossard). The Kunststätte is a unique work of art in its kind. It includes the various types of architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative art and garden art, which have been brought here to form an impressive entity. The Bossards not only took up the different styles of the time, but also used different materials.

Abbildung Bossard Kunststätte

As if art is not from nature and nature is art.

(Quote: Christian Morgenstern)

At the Kunststätte you can see the home and studio house, which has been decorated in a traditional and local way, with its artistically detailed rooms, as well as the art temple built in 1926 with its expressionist brick style. In the garden you will find a tree temple, a huge double-armed tree circle, fruit, vegetable and rock gardens, as well as a monolithic alley with the grave site of Johann Michael and Jutta Bossard. As the only German institution, in 2012 Kunststätte Bossard was awarded the Europa Nostra Prize in the "Conservation" category with a grade of excellence!

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Springhornhof Neuenkirchen

During walks through the landscape in and around the town of Neuenkirchen, visitors frequently notice unusual things. From a stone, there are sounds, a tree stands on its head, and when we stand on the sparkling surface of a mirror lying in the middle of a field, we believe we are between heaven and earth. Over 30 outdoor works by international artists have been created in the region since the seventies as a "landscape-art" project. The starting point for a visit is Kunstverein Springhornhof in Neuenkirchen, from which art lovers can be equipped with a map and a borrowed bicycle. A cycle path connects the individual works of art. The beautiful historic buildings of the Kunstverein are surrounded by a sculpture park. In the interiors, you are invited to visit up to six exhibitions every year of contemporary painting and sculpture, as well as experimental projects by young artists.

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de Bruycker Studio

The de Bruycker Studio is located in Schneverdingen in the Höpen landscape protection area. The property, embedded in the heathland landscape, served the painter Allda-Eugen de Bruycker as a home and work place, as well as a permanent exhibition of paintings on a large floor. This important landscape painter lived from 1901 to 1981. After his studies as a lithographer and after studies at the Hamburg School of Art, his main interest initially was stage design. Between 1937 and 1940 he constructed the de Bruycker Studio at Höpenberg, before turning more and more to landscape painting. In the later years, his landscape painting increasingly found expression in a thematic composition and lead to abstraction. In addition to the permanent de Bruycker memorial exhibition, other artists can also exhibit their work in the studio as well as on the large open spaces. The de Bruycker Foundation promotes and supports young artists. From May to September, you are invited to concerts and theatres on the de Bruycker estate at Höpenberg. Thanks to its location, the studio offers the opportunity to combine art and culture with imposing landscapes.

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Iserhatsche Landscape Park

On the southern edge of Bispingen is the 23 ha Iserhatsche Landscape Park with its accompanying hunting villa, the "Philosophical baroque iron park" and the "Montagnetto". The Landscape Park is characterized by its terraced lake system and is an example of the combination of nature and architecture. The historical hunting villa was built between 1913 and 1914 in the Swedish timber style for the Royal Prussian Commercial Councillor Ernst Nölle. The rooms in the hunting villa are furnished in different styles (including Gründerzeit, Biedermeier, Baroque) and are accessible to visitors. The Philosophical baroque iron park is a reconstructed baroque garden in Iserhatsche Landscape Park with works by the sculptor and painter O.W. Hengstenberg.

The most interesting building in Iserhatsche is the Montagnetto, which is a miniature representation of a small Italian-style castle. The speciality of the castle is a built-in volcano that erupts from time to time.

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Guest House in Salzhausen – ‘‘Haus des Gastes’’

The Salzhäuser philosopher and private scholar Dr. Gerhard Denckmann died in March 1985. He bequeathed his property to the municipality of Salzhausen as a municipal foundation. His house and its inventory, today's "Haus des Gastes", the fields, forests, meadows and his large book collection are in the municipal Dr. Gerhard Denckmann Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote education, culture, flora and fauna. The "Zentrum für Plattdeutsch", the Kreisvolkshochschule Harburg with its presence in Salzhausen, and the Salzhausen Senior Club have their home in the Haus des Gastes. Numerous associations and organizations use the building for meetings and events. Guests can visit the institution to rest or read. Daily newspapers and books are available. You can also enjoy the beautiful garden by the pond or the terrace. A chess game and a bowling alley invite you to mental and physical activity. Exhibitions of regional artists regularly take place on the upper floor. On our website you will find numerous pictures of the transformation of our garden and the activities so far.

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Buchholz/Nordheide Art Association

"Most art says nothing to most people"; this provocative thesis of artist Heath Bunting is on the flags of Buchholz Art Association, founded in 2001. Of course, with a certain self-irony. For the Art Association sees its mission as proving the opposite: it wants to bring people to art and to awaken enthusiasm. Find out more about exhibitions and Events.