Caspar David Friedrich Walk


The Caspar David Friedrich Walk was officially inaugurated on 10 December 2008.
It follows the various stages in the artist’s life and takes visitors to places that Caspar David Friedrich used as motifs in his world-famous paintings. These places have survived to the present day in more or less readily identifiable form.


With its fifteen separate stages, the walk begins in the part of Greifswald where Caspar David Friedrich was born and where the Centre that bears his name now offers visitors an introduction to the painter’s life and work. The walk then continues from the Cathedral to the University and the Jakobikirche and from there to the River Ryck and the harbour. The next stage of the journey is the Ruins of Eldena Abbey that owe their international fame to Caspar David Friedrich, while the following port of call is the Dänische Wiek. The tour finally brings us back to the historic Market Square and ends in the Pomeranian State Museum, which holds a number of well-known original artworks by Caspar David Friedrich.


The Caspar David Friedrich Walk began as a concept on the part of the Caspar David Friedrich Society and was subsequently realized in association with the City of Greifswald.

The result of this association is an information programme with signposts at the specific vantage points, a flysheet that you can take with you on the walk and that provides a brief description of the places visited, and a brochure that explores the subject in greater detail.