Bogensee - Country Residence of the National Socialist Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels / "Wilhelm Pieck" Youth Academy

Memorials of recent German history
0 Ratings of 5 (0)
0
0
0
0
0
How did you like your stay? You have already rated your stay.
From €
Show availability & price

p.P. = per person, p.P./N = per person / night, p.E./N = per unit / night, EZ = Single room, DZ = double room, FeWo = holiday home, App. = apartment, Suite = suite, FR = Breakfast, HP = half board, VP = full board
There is a vacant building the middle of a forest at a lake in Brandenburg that is interesting because of its size and design alone. It has a U-shape and a large entrance area a high gable in the middle. It says "Bogensee" on the gable. All the doors are locked and only a few non-barricaded glass windows allow you to look inside. There is no information panel.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Bogensee Goebbels Landhaus, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
  • FDJ-Hochschule am Bogensee November 1948, Foto: Abraham Pisarek
  • Bogensee Goebbels Landhaus, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
  • Bogensee Hauptgebäude, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
  • FDJ-Hochschule am Bogensee Sommer 1946, Foto: Abraham Pisarek
Built in 1939, the building served as country residence to the National Socialist Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels who initially stayed there without his family and welcomed guests, mostly from the cultural and media sectors. The main building has 30 rooms, which at the time included a large hall, a library, a drawing room as well as a study and a dining room and several bedrooms. A special feature of the building are its luxury lakeside-facing windows which automatically retract. When the Allied air was beginning to be felt in Berlin, the building was also used for the minister's official business. Between 1943 and 1945 the building served as the residence of the Goebbels family. 

After 1945 it was briefly occupied by the Soviet military. From 1946, the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ), the East German youth organisation, used the building as a youth academy. In the 1950s, a new complex was built for the FDJ in the immediate vicinity, which included recreation rooms and dormitories. In the 1950s, the SED called this complex "Rotes Kloster", the red monastery, and it contained an assembly hall with 600 seats, two dining rooms and several dormitories and residential buildings. Over the course of its almost forty-year existence, the academy produced some 15,000 graduates. In retrospect, the atmosphere in the academy has been described as characterised by dogmatism, seclusion and surveillance. In addition to the German FDJ members, around 4,300 young people from all over the world were taught here. 

The properties are still owned by the city of Berlin, which does not yet have any plans for their further use. 

Literature:
  • Stefan Berkholz, Goebbels‘ Waldhof am Bogensee. Vom Liebesnetz zur DDR-Propagandastätte, Berlin 2004

Continue readingcollapse
There is a vacant building the middle of a forest at a lake in Brandenburg that is interesting because of its size and design alone. It has a U-shape and a large entrance area a high gable in the middle. It says "Bogensee" on the gable. All the doors are locked and only a few non-barricaded glass windows allow you to look inside. There is no information panel.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Bogensee Goebbels Landhaus, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
  • FDJ-Hochschule am Bogensee November 1948, Foto: Abraham Pisarek
  • Bogensee Goebbels Landhaus, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
  • Bogensee Hauptgebäude, Foto: ZZF / Hans - Hermann Hertle
Built in 1939, the building served as country residence to the National Socialist Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels who initially stayed there without his family and welcomed guests, mostly from the cultural and media sectors. The main building has 30 rooms, which at the time included a large hall, a library, a drawing room as well as a study and a dining room and several bedrooms. A special feature of the building are its luxury lakeside-facing windows which automatically retract. When the Allied air was beginning to be felt in Berlin, the building was also used for the minister's official business. Between 1943 and 1945 the building served as the residence of the Goebbels family. 

After 1945 it was briefly occupied by the Soviet military. From 1946, the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ), the East German youth organisation, used the building as a youth academy. In the 1950s, a new complex was built for the FDJ in the immediate vicinity, which included recreation rooms and dormitories. In the 1950s, the SED called this complex "Rotes Kloster", the red monastery, and it contained an assembly hall with 600 seats, two dining rooms and several dormitories and residential buildings. Over the course of its almost forty-year existence, the academy produced some 15,000 graduates. In retrospect, the atmosphere in the academy has been described as characterised by dogmatism, seclusion and surveillance. In addition to the German FDJ members, around 4,300 young people from all over the world were taught here. 

The properties are still owned by the city of Berlin, which does not yet have any plans for their further use. 

Literature:
  • Stefan Berkholz, Goebbels‘ Waldhof am Bogensee. Vom Liebesnetz zur DDR-Propagandastätte, Berlin 2004

Continue readingcollapse

Arrival planner

Nikolai-Ostrowski-Straße

16348 Wandlitz

Weather Today, 16. 6.

16 24
overcast clouds

  • Monday
    15 23
  • Tuesday
    14 24

Brochures

Tourist information

WITO Barnim GmbH

Alfred-Nobel-Str. 1
16225 Eberswalde

Tel.: +49 (0) 3334-59100
Fax: +49 (0) 3334-59222

Weather Today, 16. 6.

16 24
overcast clouds

  • Monday
    15 23
  • Tuesday
    14 24

All information, times and prices are regularly checked and updated. Nevertheless, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the data. We recommend that you inquire about the current status by phone / e-mail or via the provider's website before your visit.

(+49) +49(0)331 2004747​ We are available for you via telephone: weekdays Mon – Fri 9 am – 1 pm and Oct. 31 from 9 am – 1 pm.

Thank you for your enquiry!

In case your enquiry did not result in a booking, we will be getting in touch with you as quickly as possible during our service hours from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

We are also glad to answer all of your questions surrounding the State of Brandenburg at (+49)(0)331- 200 47 47. Please send us an e-mail at service@reiseland-brandenburg.de.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Your request was not successful!

Please try again later. Thank you.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Online booking


Thank you for visiting www.brandenburg-tourism.com

This website has been developed with the latest technology. Unfortunately, you are using a browser that does not meet the latest technical requirements.

We therefore ask you to use an alternative browser (E.g. Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge) and we hope you enjoy browsing our website.