Guided tours through the city and exhibits

We offer guided tours through the “Wunsiedel Water Games” exhibits and the city up until and on September 16th.

We also offer these tours by appointment – Tel.: 0177 77 47 824

Admission is free – donations are welcome!

“Water drop orchestra” by Albrecht Fersch in the former train station building (Photo: Stefan Frank)


THE ARTISTS | Bořivoj Hořínek, Ostrov nad Ohři

Bořivoj Hořínek


Bořivoj Hořínek was born in 1948 in Vilemov in the Czech Republic. After his studies in Graphics in Prague in 1968, he went to the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Photography in 1977.



His artistic competence stretches from Photography to Video Art, to Installations and to Performance. Bořivoj Hořínek lives and works in Ostrov nad Ohři.

In his work with photography, Hořínek experiments with the manipulation of space, with perception and perspective. The artist works with the the principle of randomness and uses digital technology to record light trails and camera movements used in creating his art. He describes his photographic works with the word “recording” (creating an account) to describe the constructive dillemma when one observes the same thing several times, yet has a different perceptual experience every time.

Hořínek concentrates on installations as well as on photographic works.

Kick-off event for the 2018 Wunsiedel Water Games

As part of Urban Development Day, a cultural festival with a rich, diverse program took place in Wunsiedel’s Old Town on Saturday, May 12th at 6pm.

With concerts, readings, exhibits, tours, lectures and much more, the kick-off event for the 2018 Wunsiedel Water Games brought life into empty buildings.

Works from 20 selected artists will be on display from Saturday, June 16th, until Sunday, September 19th.

Froschkonzert von Peter Angermann – ein MOtiv der Wunsiedler Wasserspiele 2018
“Frog Concert” by Peter Angermann – a motif of the 2018 Wunsiedel Water Games


Snapshots from the Kick-off Event

Snapshots of the kick-off event for the 2018 Wunsiedel Water Games for Urban Development Day on May 12, 2018, as photographed by Lena Wenz.


Jury meets on Saturday, March 3

March 3rd, 2018 was the big day: the jury met to select 15 to 20 participant artists from the almost 200 submissions to the Wunsiedler Water Games. The jury members were:

Zdenka Bilkova, Curator (Gallery Carlsbad – Ostrov)

Raimund Böhringer, Landscaping Architect (Wunsiedel Citizens’ Forum)

Stefan Frank, Film Producer (Wunsiedel Citizens’ Forum)

Dr. Robert Grötschel, Independent Curator, Art Historian

German Schlaug, Art Instructor (Wunsiedel Citizens’ Forum)

Eberhard Tröger, Lecturer, ZHdK & ZHAW

The response to the competition was overwhelming

The element of Water as art motif and theme

Works from all artistic directions were accepted under this motto. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

200 artists from all over Germany, as well as from the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Poland and South Korea submitted entries.

The submissions represent a wide spectrum of contemporary art: photography, painting, sculpture, installations, poetry, sound installations, performances, video projects, textiles, compositions, kinetic sculptures, street art, glass art…

We are overwhelmed by the variety, the creativity, the sheer amount of submitted entries. A big “Thank you!” to all applicants!

A Rainbow at the start of the Wunsiedel Water Games

During the kick-off to the Wunsiedel Water Games we stood in the pouring rain while the sun shone…

Photo: Alexander Stöhr

For more than two hours you could see a double rainbow over our bright little town.

Photo: Nine Riedel

As soon as the sun went down, the rain stopped…

Photo: Christine Wunsiedler

Thank you to all who made this evening possible!

A special “Thank you!” to Alexander Stöhr, Nine Riedel, Christine Wunsiedler and Ulrike Schelter-Baudach for the rainbow pictures!

Photo: Ulrike Schelter-Baudach