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Review Projects Remembrance Culture in Landsberg am Lech

Review Projects Remembrance Culture in Landsberg am Lech

The realisation of remembrance culture, the forms, the carriers, actors and formats is very diverse, especially in Landsberg am Lech, and has sometimes been understood in competing or controversial attitudes. This is also due to this subject area, which is itself an expression of contemporary history and is subject to change. But there were and are also very cooperative and constructive ways of dealing with it.

Through the cultural and artistic projects, we have become more and more involved with the contemporary history of the city, especially through the interests of the young people in our projects.

Although for us other topics would be in the foreground of the work of cultural education, we see how central this subject area has been in the past. A great deal of voluntary work has been invested in these projects, always with a participatory and socio-cultural approach and always professionally accompanied.


The following projects were carried out on modern contemporary history:

PROJECT: dieKunstBauStelle
Exhibition, Youth Project: dieKunstBauStelle
The last part of the exhibition in public space was dedicated to recent contemporary history.

No project

2015 – 2016
PROJECT TITLE: Der Panther im Inselbad
Sociocultural history project, panel discussion, publications, historical research.

TOPIC: Study on the visual documentation of historical places of remembrance using the example of Camp VII Kaufering
In the project “Conceptual Design of an Internet-based Documentation Platform as a Virtual Place of Remembrance”, the design and structure of a target group-oriented website was developed and examined in two studies together with the University of Augsburg.
WEB SITE: Virtual Tour Camp VII

PROJECT: Preservation and commemoration
Youth project. Inventory of the concentration camp cemetery in Erpfting.
RESULT: To date, the flyer and map is the only information available at the Landsberg tourist office on recent contemporary history. It is available in German, English and Hebrew.

Bernstein Anniversary Concert 1948-2018, international composition competition, invitation of contemporary witnesses and survivors and descendants of the Holocaust.

in connection with

PROJECT: First International German-Jewish Festival Week in Landsberg am Lech
PROJECT: Commemoration of 70 years of the founding of the State of Israel

PROJECT: From Lithuania to Landsberg

PROJECT: Landsberg Stories
Exhibition of the youth projects 2014-2018. An exhibition was integrated there:
Hitler 1924 exhibition, surveys and information on the release from prison and 95 years of Mein Kampf.

PROJECT: Theatre play Die Stelzer

Berthold Brecht: The Unstoppable Rise of Arturo Ui
Occasion 95 years of Hitler’s imprisonment
PROJECT: Digital inventory with 360° images of the Penzing airbase and bunker complex of the Welfenkaserne for virtual tours
Not yet published: A part can be seen in the virtual exhibition 2020 of Penzing.

PROJECT: 2020-1945 Inventory of Landsberg’s Remembrance Culture
Virtual exhibition with a presentation of the activities for the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Landsberg am Lech

PROJECT TITLE: Landsberg HistoryApp
The district-wide project is currently being realised.
One focus is the local presentation of National Socialism in the district of Landsberg am Lech.

More information in our yearbook:

Letter to the editor regarding the article “Virtual commemoration” 28.4.2021

Letter to the editor:

Landsberger Tagblatt
Virtual commemoration of the end of the Holocaust, 28.4.2021
Link zum Online-Artikel: 

Paradigm shift digital

The step of the city of Landsberg into the digital world for modern contemporary history took place on 27.4. On the one hand with the virtual commemoration and by presenting the new website “”. This is also connected with the emancipation of museums as constructed places for the communication of history.

The planned section on National Socialism in the town museum will also be virtual and digital. It can also only be a reflection of places and events, like the website. The City Museum is not a site of National Socialist events, like the memorial sites of Camp VII, the bunkers in the Guelph Barracks, and the buildings in Frauenwald.

There are many topics that need to be presented in a protected place like a city museum. Artifacts from early history work of art or the unique Mittermayer tile collection. If it is expected that around 8 to 10 million will have to be spent on renovation and exhibitions, then one has to ask about proportionality. The costs of the new website, at around 90,000 €, show how far one can get digitally.

On the other hand, there are the places of remembrance as places of truth. These are in urgent need of equipment because there one can internalize the encounter with the inconceivable and experience it in a self-determined way. No media technology and visualization can replace this, which according to the design for the City Museum can be understood as “staged consternation”. Why should anyone go to a decentrally located building for this? VR and augmented reality offer new possibilities for exploration in this regard.

Some city councilors have noticed this paradigm shift in museum culture. The city will have no choice but to weigh things up even more carefully when it comes to deciding on the millions to be spent on the New City Museum. With the new website, a municipal platform has been installed for the presentation of modern contemporary history, and thus there is no particular urgency or need for boards and videos in the City Museum.

Now one can concentrate on the authentic places, protecting them from decay and making them accessible to all. This has been stated for five years in the “Feasibility Study for a Documentation Site for the Former Landsberg/Kaufering External Concentration Camp Complex”. The city museum is only mentioned as a place for temporary exhibitions on these topics. These qualified recommendations should be followed with confidence.

Wolfgang Hauck

Landsberg am Lech, 29.4.2021



  • 2016 Machbarkeitsstudie für einen Dokumentationsort zum ehemaligen KZ-Außenlagerkomplex Landsberg/Kaufering: PDF-Dokument
  • Artikel zu Machbarkeitsstudie, Landsberger Tagblatt: Die KZ-Gedenkorte rund um Landsberg sind noch in der Warteschleife, 6. Oktober 2019: Link
  • Webseite “” Link
  • Landsberger Tagblatt: Virtuelles Gedenken an das Ende des Holocaust, 28.4.2021: Link zum Online-Artikel
  • Leserbrief Wolfgang Hauck, Landsberger Tagblatt, 8. Mai 2021, gekürzte Version der Veröffentlichung: PDF-Dokument Leserbrief

Theatre project – Station 1119 – register now!

Theatre project – Station 1119 – register now!


FOCUS: Performing arts, theatre on stilts, stage design
AGE GROUP: 13-18 years old
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Geltendorf railway station



The Panther 2021

The Panther 2021

What will happen to the Panther in the Inselbad?
The occasion is not the upcoming reconstruction of the Inselbad, but a demand that has been calling for historical-critical and cultural accompaniment for the Panther for five years.

In 2016, Colonel Daniel Draken (Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 61), Norbert Köhler (Board of Directors of Stadtwerke Landsberg am Lech), Manfred Deiler (President of the European Holocaust Memorial Foundation), Dr. Joachim Zeller (historian and author of “Wilde Moderne”), Wolfgang Hauck (artist and project developer), Karla Schönebeck (journalist, moderator), discussed what obligations are associated with the Panther sculpture as a contemporary historical legacy.


The call of the panel discussion in April 2016 was clear:
There is no way we can continue as we are now. What is missing is the proper handling of the artwork and the appropriate and adequate information about the work, artist, and context.

Podiumsdiskussion 2016
Podiumsdiskussion 2016, Foto Conny Kurz

Wolfgang Hauck’s art project began in 2014 with information and research by the journalist Karla Schönebeck about the panther sculpture in the municipal Inselbad in Landsberg am Lech. In 2016, a socio-cultural art project was realized as a prelude, the first of its kind in cooperation with an air squadron and the Bundeswehr.

In the meantime, another five years have passed without any reaction. The city and the public utility company have failed to take care of the Panther and to take up the offer as requested.

In the years 2021-2023, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the island band is due. Nevertheless, there was no plan for dealing with the panther until April 2021.

Now, on 23 April 2021, Wolfgang Hauck presented a concept to the board of directors of the municipal utility, Christof Lange, to enable the Landsberg association dieKunstBauStelle to realize appropriate care and public discussion.

This brought the movement to the issue and it was passed on to the city how to deal with this heritage. Thus, the proposal moved from the desk of the board of directors of the municipal utility to the board of directors and is now to be dealt with by the city council.

Hauck’s proposal is about contextualization, the question of location, and the framework of meaning. The former locations of the Panther should also be included in this, in addition to the Inselbad in Landsberger, also the former locations at the Mutterturm and the Fliegerhorst Penzing.

The association dieKunstBauStelle offers to realize a socio-cultural process for this, which is to be carried out from the midst of the Landsberger population and with experts.

There are also ideas for financing the restoration, conservation, and contextualization with publication, web, and multimedia offers with costs of around 45,000 €.

With its expertise and the historians involved, theKunstBauStelle is in a position to realize this project responsibly and professionally. However, this requires cooperation with the municipal utilities as owners.

With the failures of the past and the lack of expertise, neither the board of directors of the Stadtwerke nor the city council has earned any laurels. One could see this initiative and offer it as a special chance to make amends.

However the further handling of the Panther will be envisaged, everyone’s participation, co-creation, and co-determination are needed in this matter.

No more and no less, that is what the Panther deserves, what our Landsberg Panther deserves!


Graffiti 2.0

Graffiti 2.0

We are preparing exciting formats for workshops and actions.

Simply working with a spray can be yesterday or in the last century.

Today it looks different and works differently.

This includes our Graffiti actions in new formats!
1. sprayer app as virtual reality

2. spray computer

Read more: Robot Muralist

More info coming soon!

Municipality of Schondorf supports LandsbergHistoryApp

Municipality of Schondorf supports LandsbergHistoryApp

On the long agenda of the municipal council meeting of 24 March 2021 was the presentation of the LandsbergHistoryApp and Kultainer projects.

The presentation of the project by Wolfgang Hauck, dieKunstBauStelle, Dr. Silvia Dobler, Cultural Officer, and Anke Neudel, Events Officer of the municipality, was received and welcomed with great approval.

Silvia Dobler already presented the first topics that could be produced with the app and in the Kultainer. The skater scene in Schondorf also plays a role.

Anke Neudel has already suggested a suitable and prominent location: in the lake area.

A location that is central, popular, and easily accessible for all people of  Schondorf, after all, all groups of the population should be able to meet there and have the chance to participate.

So it is not surprising that the local council unanimously decided at 21:45 to participate in the projects.

Photo: Wolfgang Hauck, meeting room of Schondorf municipal council with presentation of LandsbergHistoryApp

Culture + Container = Cultainer

Culture + Container = Cultainer

The equation is quite simple: A container in which culture is produced is a Kultainer. Whether something like this should also stand in Schondorf for a few weeks is something the local council will decide at its next meeting on March 24, 2021. The Kultainers are organized by the very active Landsberg-based association dieKunstBauStelle ( In its description, the steel workrooms are “mobile media studios for rural areas.”

Source: Schondorf Blog, retrieved March 22, 2021.

To the article Kultur+Container=Kultainer

Professional working conditions – in the middle of the village and the countryside

Professional working conditions – in the middle of the village and the countryside

Article on the homepage of Deutsche Stiftung für Engagement und Ehrenamt:

Our association is called the “dieKunstBauStelle” – the name originated in 2013 from an initiative on a construction site in the middle of Landsberg am Lech. Since 2014, we have developed over 25 projects of various kinds – locally in Landsberg but also internationally. There have been projects in refugee camps in Afghanistan and on the Turkish-Syrian border. From the very beginning, we have consistently involved a wide variety of target groups, including refugees, migrants and educationally disadvantaged young people. In addition, we realize art and history projects in which we use artistic means to position ourselves in relation to history, to explore and discover it, and to develop new forms of remembrance culture.

Our projects are mainly financed by public funding and donations. The concrete implementation is made possible by the commitment of volunteers – this can be five people for small formats, and sometimes up to 500 people for larger workshops.

Providing opportunities for participation

The Corona pandemic made personal contacts and thus direct work in Landsberg am Lech impossible. Our good fortune was that we have been developing digital exhibitions and virtual spaces for many years. We are definitely pioneers in this field. Even during the lockdown in March 2020, there were people of all ages who reported to us that they had spent many hours in our digital exhibitions and on our websites for several days at a stretch. They reported back improvements and fixes as well as lots of praise. We are pleased to be able to offer people at home – some of whom were also in quarantine – a cultural experience and the opportunity to participate.

But I am aware that we can never replace personal contact with virtual formats on an equal footing. That’s why I’m very glad that we were able to realize the “Kultainer” project with the help of the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering. The idea behind it is actually simple: Four office containers that we set up as mobile media studios. The result is an editorial office, a graphics studio, a sound and radio studio, and a meeting room. The “Kultainers” can be transported by truck and set up at various locations. They enable professional working conditions – in the middle of the village and in the countryside. At the respective stations, they are to stand for two to three months at a time and also act as a cultural and social meeting place. In this way, we create opportunities for participation that would otherwise never exist in our region and reach people who would never come into contact with such technology without the project. In doing so, we involve both youth and seniors – and, of course, all ages in between.

Tell your story

One editorial format of our offering is called “Tell Your Story.” This is “social storytelling” in which, for example, an 80-year-old farmer’s wife discusses with a 15-year-old teenager how views and lifestyles have changed over the decades. Their dialogues are the basis for online radio features, podcasts and articles published in local media. A high degree of professionalism is very important to us. We therefore involve journalists, historians, photographers and radio editors, who assist the volunteers on site and provide them with the necessary expertise.

Important impulses from which the district will benefit for years to come

The “Kultainers” provide our association with sustainable and multifunctional equipment. They will enable us to work flexibly, decentrally and participatively in the coming years. This would not have been possible without the funding from the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteerism; other funding sources only support the work in a project, moreover only up to 30 percent of the costs, but no investments. The new DSEE funding program has made this important contribution by providing simple, effective and efficient funding.

Due to the short timeframe for implementation and the corona-related supply bottlenecks, it was a logistical challenge for us to equip the media stations. On the other hand, we were particularly motivated by this form of recognition of volunteer work and the fact that we will benefit from it in our district for years to come. That’s why the funding and the impetus it provides are all the more valuable.

© Peter Oswald


Thursday is FFB day

Thursday is FFB day

Landsberg, Zdolbuniw, Istanbul: FutureFlashback or “FFB” for short, our international youth exchange project, which is supported by the EVZ Foundation as part of the MeetUP programme, and which is offered to the associations dieKunstBauStelle e. V. (Landsberg am Lech) and MultiCultural Ukraine (Charkiw; in December we will open our office in Zdolbuniw).

Yesterday there was a special online meeting – for the first time three students from Turkey were also present, Bayra, Ekin Su and Tuana from the IELEV school in Istanbul; IELEV is a prestigious public school which also runs its own kindergarten; the institution also has many contacts in Germany and other countries.

After the welcome by Wolfgang Hauck, the project manager, we all introduced ourselves and told each other about our hobbies; then we divided into groups in “breakout rooms” and exchanged information about the different project topics; in smaller groups it is easier to get to know each other better: “That was a really great experience!

Since a teacher and the project coordinator of the Istanbul school, Stephan Reischl, were also present, there was also the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas on the pedagogical-collegial level.

We all experienced a lot of new things and will now think about what we can do with the new knowledge; we can already see that at the moment, beyond the FFB project, there are many opportunities to build long-term international partnerships, with Germany and even Turkey, with German being the language that unites us. Partnerships for our school and for our city.

It would be interesting to find out which contacts between Zdolbuniw and Turkey already exist or whether we are the first to try to build long-term relationships with the Bosporus?

And in 2220, what will people know about Zdolbuniv in Turkey?
In 2020 there will not yet be a Wikipedia article about Zdolbuniv in Turkish. Not yet!

A report by Martin Reuther
Project Coordinator Ukraine

Четвер – день FFB. FutureFlashback, наш міжнародний молодіжний проект обміну, який підтримується Фондом EVZ в рамках програми MeetUP і реалізується асоціаціями die KunstBauStelle e.V. (Ландсберг-ам-Лех) та Мультикультурна Україна (Харків / Здолбунів).
Вчора відбулась особлива онлайн-зустріч – вперше було троє учениць з Туреччини: Байра, Екін Су та Туана зі школи IELEV у Стамбулі; IELEV – це престижна приватна школа, яка також має власний дитячий садок; крім того, заклад має багато контактів у Німеччині та інших країнах.
Перш за все ми представились одне одному та поговорили про свої захоплення; потім ми розділились на групи та обмінялись ідеями щодо різних тем проекту; у менших групах легше пізнати одне одного ближче. Це був справді чудовий досвід!
Оскільки там був і викладач із стамбульської школи, також була можливість пізнати та обмінятися думками на педагогічному та колегіальному рівні.
Ми всі багато чому навчились і тепер розглянемо, що ми можемо зробити з новими знаннями; ми вже помічаємо, що, окрім проекту FFB, в даний час є багато можливостей для створення довгострокових міжнародних партнерських відносин з Німеччиною та навіть Туреччиною, причому німецька мова є мовою, яка нас пов’язує. Партнерські стосунки для нашої школи та нашого міста.
Було б цікаво дізнатись, які контакти вже існують між Здолбуновом та Туреччиною, чи ми першими намагаємось налагодити довгострокові стосунки з Босфором?
А що знатимуть про Здолбунів у Туреччині у 2220 році? Поки що немає статті у Вікіпедії про Здолбунів турецькою мовою. Але це поки що .
#futureflashback #dtjb #evz #meetup #multiculturalukraine #landsbergamlech #zdolbuniw #ielev



Future Flashback – Ende der Ausstellung in Landsberg

Future Flashback – End of the exhibition in Landsberg

The exhibition has been dismantled since 13.11.2020 and the leaves still mark the location at the Karolinenbrücke.

Many thanks to the secondary school in Landsberg, the pupils who produced these wonderful contributions.

Many thanks to the city of Landsberg for the support with the building fences by the municipal building yard for the exhibition.

Many thanks to the support from the programme “Kultur macht stark” by the Turkish community in Germany, who made this presentation and workshop possible. This marks the end of three years and 11 extensive workshops. But it will continue in 2021!

Many thanks to all the participants and speakers who have undertaken this journey through time together.
And – the digital version of the exhibition is still available and will be expanded. Soon the contributions – virtual spaces – from Ukraine and Turkey will follow. The view into the future has only just begun.