• The Friedrich Family House

    Exhibition on Caspar David Friedrich and his Family


  • Friends of Friedrich

    The Society, Active and Energetic


  • Retracing Friedrich’s Footsteps

    Guided Tours, Classes and Workshops


  • The Current Exhibition in the Gallery

    Special Exhibitions - Related to German Romanticism


Your Visit

We are open!

From Tuesday to Saturday, the Caspar David Friedrich Center is open for you from 11 am to 5 pm.

Your visit is no longer subject to 3G verification or masking requirements. Nevertheless, we recommend that you inform yourself about the Corona pandemic regulations in force on the date of your visit.


The museum shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.
You are welcome to use our Online-Shop to get an overview of our product range.


Greifswald, Lange Straße 57
Tel. +49-3834/884568


Opening Times


October to April:
Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 – 17.00


May to September:
Tuesday to Sunday 11.00  – 17.00




The Caspar David Friedrich Centre has a step-free access only to the ground floor.

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The Caspar David Friedrich Centre is the meeting place of all who wish to retrace the artist’s footsteps in the town where he was born.


The Centre was opened in 2004 in the historic Soap-House and was enlarged in 2011 to cover the whole of the family’s former living quarters and business premises. It recalls the great painter and the greatest son of Greifswald.

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Tour of the Centre (PDF)

Current exhibition in the gallery of the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Centre

Isabell Alexandra Meldner - Time Takes too Long to Last 

21.10.2023 - 22.12.2023
"How can we perceive that something lasts, that time passes?" This year's Caspar David Friedrich Prize winner, Isabell Alexandra Meldner, addresses this question in her exhibition "Time Takes too Long to Last".
Through site-specific spatial installations, she suggests different temporalities and makes them tangible. Latency, standstill, passing time and endless time form the subject of the exhibition by students of the HfBK Dresden. Raising awareness of the temporality of spatial experience serves as a structuring starting point: on the one hand, the solo exhibition brings together works from the last two years and places them in a new context; on the other hand, the installations have been specially developed for the space in the Caspar David Friedrich Centre. Curtains emphasise the living room character of the exhibition rooms. Shadows refer to the sun as an apparent source of light and its interaction with the architecture. Windows become pictures and vice versa. Through the recurring interweaving of the motifs of sky and curtain, the spatial states oscillate between orientation and disorientation, home and somewhere.
Text: Isabell Alexandra Meldner & Caroline Barth, 2023
Photography, installation view: „Until Light Arrives“, 2023. © Isabell Alexandra Meldner, 2023




Welcome to the Caspar David Friedrich Society in Greifswald, the famous early Romantic painter's hometown.

Founded in 1998, our Society is a non-profit-making organization that aims to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the artist and to encourage further research into his life, his personality and his work. These aims are served in particular by the Caspar David Friedrich Centre, which our Society opened on the site of the house in which the painter was born.

We also seek to preserve the artist’s memory through the Caspar David Friedrich Prize, by guided tours and excursions to places associated with the painter and, last but not least, by lectures and public readings.
Our Society extends a warm welcome to all who feel drawn to the great Romantic painter and to his art and who wish to express their commitment to it.


Best regards,

Hannelore Kohl