After quite a long day in Bremen the day before we had a lazy get up and after some grocery shopping (have to keep remembering that supermarkets close on a Sunday) we headed to the small village of Worpswede about 26km north of Bremen. This little village became famous when German impressionist artists Fritz Makerson and Otto Modersohn discovered it in the 1880’s. The village was nice but unlike previous visits to other artist villages which have been pleasingly quirky, this village was very low key and very Germanic.
However we did discover an interesting walking trail that took us into the countryside surrounding the village. Very pastel scenery only marred by the discovery of a huge brick built monument to the fallen soldiers of World War I, which although striking was hideous.
Walking back into the village we walked through the village’s beautiful graveyard, neatly kept and full of flowers.