Fontane House Schiffmühle

Fontanedarsteller am Fontanehaus
Fontanehaus © Tourismus GmbH Bad Freienwald, Michael Anker

Permanent exhibition on the encounters between father and son.

As one of the few remaining authentic places, the Fontanehaus in Schiffmühle 2019 has a special significance. In order to make the meeting of Theodor Fontane with his father Henri come alive for the visitor, Schiffmühle will create an updated, contemporary permanent exhibition. Built around 1800, this small half-timbered house, where Louis Henri Fontane lived with a housekeeper for the last twelve years until his death in 1867, is a meeting place between father and son in Fontane’s autobiographical novel »Meine Kinderjahre« (My childhood years). In the intimacy of the modest premises, the relationship between father and son becomes comprehensible and opens up another perspective on the most well-known Markish poet and writer Theodor Fontane.

On display

May 17 to October 31, 2019


May 17, 2019

Opening hours

Thursday and Friday 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Visiting address

Fontanehaus Schiffmühle
Schiffmühle 3
16259 Bad Freienwalde (Oder)

Contact and information

T. +49 (0)3344/33 37 73 (beyond opening hours: + 49 (0)162/630 10 41)

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