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Novels such as »The Tin Drum« or »The Flounder« bring world fame to Günter Grass. Throughout his life, however, he sees himself not only as a writer, but also as a painter, graphic artist, and sculptor. Time and again, he initiates important debates in his role as a political intellectual. He advocates for the concept of a defensive democracy, for environmental protection, for the interests of minorities, and against social inequality. These issues are relevant to us today more than ever. 

Discover the collection of the Günter Grass-House in its full diversity. Besides paintings and manuscripts, many more original exhibits are on display in our new show, such as the Olivetti typewriter on which Grass wrote »The Tin Drum«, his writing and drawing tools, and the Nobel Prize Diploma from Stockholm. Many of these are presented in public for the first time.

Let yourself be stimulated and inspired by the life and work of this exceptional artist. We look forward to your visit in our new permanent exhibition »THIS IS GÜNTER GRASS«. 

(c) Thorsten Wulff