The Fritz Reuter Literature Museum Stavenhagen shows the life and work of the great Mecklenburg writer Fritz Reuter in a modern literary exhibition at the historical site. In house 2 a permanent exhibition is dedicated to the painter Ernst Lübbert (1879 - 1915). A lift for wheelchair users is available.
The permanent exhibition vividly and movingly documents the highs and lows in the life and work of the great Mecklenburg writer, who in his day was indeed the most widely read author in Germany with "Ut mine Stromtid," "Ut de Franzosentid," "Ut mine Festungstid," "Kein Hüsung" and "Dörchläuchting," he was indeed the most widely read author in Germany. Manuscripts, paintings by Reuter's hand, contemporary documents and furniture from Reuter's possession can be viewed. The visitor can choose from the partly historical audio documents, and there are also stations for children to guess, turn, paint and puzzle - "för mi" - and a cabinet with many Reuter adaptations.
Reuter friends and literature connoisseurs, Low German fans and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern discoverers from near and far are gladly guests in the beautiful house at the market, dive into the atmosphere of North German life in the 19th century. In guided tours, lectures and readings, they become familiar with the mentality of Mecklenburg and Low German literature, and with the language that Fritz Reuter brought to attention and appreciation beyond the German borders. A subsequent visit to the "Ivenacker Tiergarten" nature reserve with its thousand-year-old oaks, 5 km away, is recommended, as is the charming bike tour "Nature and Literature - In the Footsteps of Fritz Reuter."
"One of the most beautiful literature museums in Germany" was the FAZ's verdict on the museum. And the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern awarded it the state cultural prize. But the best reward is always when the guests are baptized. As Reuter says, "When someone does what he does, he can't do any worse than he does!"