Come with us to Wilhelm Busch Land!
Birthplace of Wilhelm Busch. Immerse yourself in the picture stories, books and paintings of the artist in the house where he was born with the library and in the museum in the old rectory.
Nestled between fields, forest and paddocks, where the land is wide and the sky high, lies the village of Wiedensahl. Wilhelm Busch was born here on April 15, 1832, the oldest of seven children. From here he moved into the world as a boy and returned as an artist, poet and thinker. He spent a good 40 years of his life in the security of his home village. Wiedensahl was his most important place of retreat and inspiration. The village is also home to Max and Moritz, the pious Helene, the monkey Fipps and all the picture stories. Wilhelm Busch's trail begins in the house where he was born. The picturesque old rectory was also home. Historical handicrafts and the everyday life of the villagers are presented in an authentic and contemporary way.
At the entrance to the old rectory, the artist welcomes visitors in the form of an impressive monument. The museum mile is lined with original paper cutouts that invite you to fantasize and tell stories. Other attractions around Busch are widow Bolte’s chicken meadow and the folding rule museum.
If you go on the signposted village walk, you can immerse yourself further in Busch's extensive work. The route “In the footsteps of Wilhelm Busch” with sketch and picture boards meanders through the closer surroundings of Wiedensahl, and can be wonderfully explored by bike or covered wagon (after registration).
Selected gastronomic offers invite you to review your experiences and linger a little.
Quote: Almost all of my things were created in the silence of Wiedensahl. - Wilhelm Busch, 1902 in a letter to the journalist Paul Block