In his will, Emil Possehl, a businessman and senator of Lübeck, bequeathed all his business interests to the Possehl Foundation, which celebrated its 100th jubilee in 2019.
In 2020, right at the beginning of the Corona-crisis, the Possehl Foundation started the large-scale project Cultural Sparks* in order to support cultural life in Lübeck ...
The American artist Matt Mullican is the winner of the Possehl Prize for International Art 2022! By awarding him the jury has acknowledged his life’s work, which continues to have a strong influence on younger generations of artists. We are looking forward to his show in different places in Lübeck this year ...
Heinke Both wins Possehl Prize for Lübeck Art 2021! The artist blends painting, drawing, collage and photography in her pictures, and the aim of the award is to enable her to experiment artistically and add a new chapter to her clear and coherent body of work.
To mark our jubilee we published a book and a magazine illustrating the history and the current role of the Foundation and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck: “POSSEHL History and Character of a Foundation” by the historian Axel Schildt, and “GUT UND SCHÖN? The Possehl Foundation in Lübeck” by journalists from the economics magazine brand eins Wissen.
Possehl Foundation Lübeck
Beckergrube 38 – 52
Tel.: +49 (0)451 148-200
More about the Foundation
Here you can find our annual reports, Emil Possehl’s will, and the brand eins Wissen magazine to mark our 100th anniversary.
Our articles of association
The Foundation only supports non-profit and charitable causes and “promotes all that is good and beautiful in Lübeck”.