• 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

Peter Krauskopf: studien/ALTESBILD 

In his exhibition "studien/ALTESBILD" at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum in Greifswald, the Berlin painter Peter Krauskopf (* 1966 in Leipzig) presents a selection of small- and medium-format works that are multi-layered in the truest sense of the word.
Some of the works in the group ALTESBILD were created over many years in the artist's studio as studies.  Often, in these brightly coloured, abstract-looking paintings, Peter Krauskopf's layers of paint lie on top of each other, which, through alternating processes of layering and sanding, seem almost like organic structures that have grown. At the same time, the colours illuminate and shade each other. In terms of content, a variety of references to and confrontations with the art of past epochs can be discovered - especially the art of Romanticism and the golden age of Dutch painting. Whether on canvas or paper, Krauskopf's works tell stories, form landscaped spaces and invite us to discover new and old in them again and again.
Krauskopf's artworks are represented in international galleries and renowned collections, including the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.
©Peter Krauskopf, ALTESBILD ULURU, B 240622, 65 × 48 cm, 2022
Further information on the artist at:
Website or Instagram: @peterkrauskopf
Vernissage: 1 April 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Centre, Lange Str. 57, 17489 Greifswald. The artist will be present. Free admission to the vernissage.
Duration of the exhibition: 1 April 2023 to 2 July 2023.
Opening hours: April: Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; from May: Tues. - Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: 4.50 € regular; 3.00 € concessions
Accompanying events: CDFZ_kontemporär (guided tour of the exhibition), Wednesdays, 2 pm. This event is free of charge for members of the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Gesellschaft e. V. and students of the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut.




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