06.08.1794 in Göttingen. His birthplace can be visited in Molmerswende. Bürger was a folk lyricist and a poet of ballads. History holds him responsible for a significant movement in German literature called “Storm and Impulse”, a period from the 1760s to the 1780s. His ballad "Lenore" and the book „The wonderful adventures of Baron Münchhausen” made him famous.
The birthplace is a museum since 1968 and is one of its kind on the subject of literature. A main part of the exhibit are items related to his works about Münchhausen. The 850 year old history of the village of Molmerswende is also on display.
Gottfried August Bürger-Museum
Hauptstraße 14, 06543 Molmerswende