Art and culture
Art in the village
The Springhornhof is a unique place for contemporary art in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath, which also receives great recognition beyond the region.
In the stables of the former farm, current international artists exhibit their works and develop new projects in relation to the village, nature and landscape.
In the hayloft, artist talks, children's programs and workshops take place. In the garden, sculptor HAWOLI, who lives and works in the coach house, shows his sculptures. The chicken coop serves as a guest studio, the stair loft houses the "Institute for Paleolithic Archaeology" by artist Mark Dion, and in the hallway the artists' group myvillages runs an "International Village Shop."
At Springhornhof you can also get all the information you need, maps of the area, and rental bicycles to get you on your way to the Neuenkirchen "art landscape." Nestled in fields, woods and meadows around the village, you can explore more than forty impressive landscape artworks by international artists along a walking and biking circuit.
Art in the landscape
Springhornhof is the sponsor of one of Europe's pioneering landscape art projects. Since the 1970s, internationally renowned artists such as Tony Cragg, Timm Ulrichs, Micha Ullman, Mark Dion, Elmgreen & Dragset, Christiane Möbus or Dan Peterman, have been invited to develop site-specific works in dialogue with the landscape.
The artistic interventions, which now number more than forty, blend carefully into the natural environment, seek sculptural contrast, create exciting spaces, make natural processes tangible, or draw attention to traces of historical change.
The embedding of the works in an old cultural landscape, the experience of the changing seasons and the experience of artistic and natural processes make up the special charm of the Neuenkirchen "Art Landscape".
For groups of all ages we are happy to organize guided tours tailored to your interests on foot, by bicycle, bus or tractor carriage.
Basic price: 1.5 hours € 45 incl. visit to the exhibition (max. 20 participants)
If necessary,plus the cost of bus, tractor carriage or rental bicycles.
May - November, every 1st Sun. of the month, 11 am - approx. 1 pm
We invite you to special explorations of the landscape artworks and the exhibitions in and around Neuenkirchen. The bike tours, walks and excursions are expertly guided. You will find the next date on the start page.
Participation is free of charge thanks to the kind support of Volksbank Lüneburger Heide eG. Rental bike € 5 (if you need more than one bike, please reserve them in advance).
Things to know for your visit
Art Association & Springhornhof Foundation
Deep street 4
Art Association & SPRINGHORNHOF Foundation
Tiefe Straße 4 - 29643 Neuenkirchen (near Soltau)
Tuesday - Sunday 14 - 17 h
The landscape artworks and the studio garden of the sculptor HAWOLI are freely accessible at any time.