From May 1907 to October 1908, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) lived in the Baltic Sea resort of Warnemünde. He recovers from a deep life crisis in the fisherman's house Am Strom 53 and spends 18 artistically extremely productive months here.

In 1990, the house, which dates back to the 17th century, was placed under a preservation order. In order to preserve the memory of Edvard Munch and to preserve the historically interesting fisherman's house, the Edvard Munch House Association (Förderverein Edvard-Munch-Haus e.V. Warnemünde) was founded in December 1994.

With the help of generous donations from Norway and Germany, the house is renovated to be a listed building and opened in May 1998 by Bundestag President Rita Süssmuth and Stortings President Kirsti Kolle Grøndal.

Since then, artists of various media from Germany and Norway have been living, painting, writing and making music in the Edvard Munch House and then presenting their work to the public. The house is a studio, forum and shared stage in equal measure.

In October 2014, the Edvard Munch House was honoured with the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation Award for its extraordinary contribution to the promotion of German-Norwegian relations.

Please note: our house is closed until 3 March for renovation and construction work for the next exhibition.

On 9 and 10 March, Saturday/Sunday, from 12-5pm, we will be presenting our permanent exhibition on the life and work of Edvard Munch in Warnemünde.

printmaking positions II

Exhibition duration: Sat, 16 March - Sun, 21 April 2024
Opening: 16 March, 3 pm

In the context of Printmaking Day on 15 March, the Edvard Munch House invites artists from Germany and Norway to an exhibition of contemporary printmaking positions.
With the exhibition "_high_low_flat_through_" we would like to provide an insight into the most recent works of the most diverse printmaking techniques and working methods possible, without setting a particular topos.

Dauerausstellung im Wechsel mit aktuellen Ausstellungen ( geöffnet: Samstag/Sonntag 12 – 17 Uhr)

Permanent Exhibition

In the permanent exhibition we show photographic documents (reproductions) of Edvard Munch's life and work in Warnemünde. Please note: The permanent exhibition is not presented in parallel with a special exhibition.