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The Günter Grass-Haus

The Günter Grass-Haus presents the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass. As a forum for literature and fine arts, it also presents other artists who were or are active in word and image similar to Günter Grass.

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The Günter Grass-House celebrates its 20th anniversary

On October 16th in 2022, Günter Grass would have turned 95. At the same time, the Günter Grass House celebrates its 20th anniversary. 

Children in the museum

From now on we have a great new family program for our little guests!

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The Günter Grass-Haus is supported by

Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Your visit 

Welcome dear visiter! Lübeck's museums are open for you. The official proof and mask requirements are no longer necessary for your visit: You can visit our museums without proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative Corona test and without wearing a mouth and nose protection.

As a precautionary measure for infection control in the course of the Corona pandemic, the Lübeck museums are continuing their hygiene plan and ask for pandemic-compatible behaviour in the museum.

We look forward to your visit.



07/10/2022 - 15/02/2023


»Those who travel to India prepare themselves«, writes Günter Grass about the land of contrasts. For the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the subcontinent with its thousands of years of history and culture stands as an example of the far-reaching consequences of globalisation. At the same time, India has been an exotic place of longing for many Germans for generations and a travel destination in search of alternative lifestyles. The multi-layered reception of India in the pictorial and literary work of Günter Grass forms the central theme of the exhibition »Images of India from Mother Teresa to Günter Grass«. In cooperation with the Ethnological Collection of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, the exhibition will focus on the historical reception of India in the 19th and 20th centuries, starting with Günter Grass, and show which ideas still shape the image of India in Europe today.

Collection Online

Our collection includes more than 1.400 drawings, graphics, watercolor paintings and sculptures by Günter Grass. For you, we have selected pieces that represent all aspects of the Nobel Prize Winner's visual artistic work.

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Tour through the Günter Grass-House

Discover the new permanent exhibition "This is Grass" in a virtual tour!

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