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Gunter Grass-Haus

Glockengiesserstr. 21, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 451 1224230
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Great museum

Excellent exhibition. Very informative. And a good bookshop too where I bought his excellent... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
BGPLondon
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London
Gunter Grass, commentator and artist

Grass was one of the most important political writers of his day and, as a recipient of the Nobel... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2016
Elsie J
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Melbourne, Australia
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Gunter Grass has been living in the environs of the Hanse City since 1986, and the office of the Nobel laureate is housed in the same building. The historic group of buildings therefore provides the ideal location for the presentation of his creative work within an up-to-date museum set-up. The main focus of the museum is the exploration and presentation of literature and visual arts, as they come together in the work of Gunter Grass, who is not only a writer, but also works as graphic artist, painter and sculptor. Despite being located in close vicinity to the name giver, the Gunter Grass House is an independent museum. For interdisciplinary research the museum has access to a collection of more than 1,100 original drawings, lithographs, water colours and etchings as well as numerous manuscripts. The exhibition "Hitting the Imprecise With Precision" based on the collection continually provides new insights into the creative processes of the artist and shows up connections between the two worlds, the literary and the visual, in his creative work. The exhibition also highlights aspects in the life and work of Gunter Grass who is known for causing public controversy both in his work and his political statements. In a separate series of exhibitions the museum presents artists who work in more than one creative discipline. Among those artists with dual or even multiple talents who have been shown at the museum are such diverse personalities as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hermann Hesse, Gottfried Keller, Arno Schmidt, Ernst Barlach, Janosch, Robert Gernhardt and John Lennon.
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Oct 3, 2016
“Great museum”
May 9, 2016
“Gunter Grass, commentator and artist”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Glockengiesserstr. 21, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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+49 451 1224230
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

Excellent exhibition. Very informative. And a good bookshop too where I bought his excellent Crabwalk.

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016
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Vielen Dank für Ihre lobenden Worte! Das ist eine tolle Motivation für unsere Arbeit. Herzliche Grüße aus Lübeck.

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Reviewed May 10, 2016

Grass was one of the most important political writers of his day and, as a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature is internationally renown. He also did many wonderful drawings, his art being woven into his writing and vice versa. This exhibition in the...More

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you very much and best wishes!

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

Although as a foreigner,it is my responsibility to learn German,i felt that this museum did not enough information for Non-German visitors.Nevertheless,I learned about the life of Gunther Grass as a young German soldier in World War Two and as a major proponent of German unification,during...More

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2016

Thank you very much for your detailed and helpful review. We are glad you enjoyed the museum in spite of the linguistical limitations. Actually we are currently arranging for our exhibiton to be bilingual within this year. We would be delighted to see you again.

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Reviewed November 27, 2015

The museum houses sculptures, drawings and scripts of the Nobel Prize Winner. Grass never lived there, but bought the building to use as his atelier.More

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2015
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Herzlichen Dank für die tolle Bewertung! Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es Ihnen im Günter Grass-Haus gefallen hat. Beste Grüße...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

The one who is interested in "Die Blechtrommel" must visit the Günter Grass-Haus for better understanding the history and youth of Günter Grass.

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Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really interesting -but you do need to be able to read German. Grass's visual art and sculpture was a bit of a revelation. I loved the exhibition about Grass's novel 'Crab Walk' and its basis in fact.

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2015

Many thanks! With kind regards

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Reviewed August 18, 2015

The shop at the front doesn't actually make you feel interested. But pay the entrance fee and take your time. The memorial is tastefully presented.

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Oskar M, Manager at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2015

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed July 22, 2015

The home of one of the 20th century writers providers us with a wider view of Gunter and also of Germany .

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Oskar M, Inhaber at Gunter Grass-Haus, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015
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1000 Dank für Ihren Besuch und Ihre Wertung!

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