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Fliàng – of flying shoes and teleporters

Fliàng – of flying shoes and teleporters

In our workshop “Fliàng 2019” we develop mobility concepts of the future together with pupils of the Landsberg secondary school. There are no limits to the imagination. Very futuristic, imaginative, creative and adventurous concepts have been successfully developed. We would like to introduce them briefly:

Carina has the idea of a teleporter: “In Landsberg there are several stations for teleporters, one of them is located at the Bayertor. You can go into the teleporter for just one euro, enter your destination address – and you’re there. Who wouldn’t wish for such a thing?

Jenny shows us her ideas of flying shoes and a city bus with a built-in whirlpool that people can use during their bus ride. She is particularly fond of flying shoes: “Just put the shoes on and take off. That would be so great,” she enthuses.

Hamad sees flying wheelchairs, teleporters and robots in the city of the future. “The robots carry the heavy school supplies – satchels, gym bags, etc. – for us students on our way to school,” she explains, imagining it to be quite pleasant. Even when she thinks of all the other things the robots could do… “for example, activities that are actually quite annoying.

For Ivan, the roads of the future are conveyor belts. Cars will no longer have to drive, pedestrians will no longer have to walk, because they will move on conveyor belts. But the disadvantage of this actually practical idea is: there is less nature, fewer trees and parks. Because the conveyor belts simply need space.

In Luca’s vision of the future, roads are no longer used at all. There are underground tunnels that run on electromagnetic trains. You can stop and get off every ten meters – so you can get to any place you want without having to change trains or walk long distances.

Sophia, on the other hand, also sees a piece of the past in the future. There are carriages as a means of transport again. Just like in the past, they are driven by horses. However, there are now – optionally open or closed – bus stops for horses.

Jeremy’s electric bus is a very special bus – a double-decker bus, in the upper part of which you can sleep. The dashboard is fully digitalized, including voice control and fully automatic transmission. “This electric bus is designed to bundle trips and thus reduce individual trips,” he explains. He is already thinking in fairly economical and ecological terms.

Many great ideas, three of which we would like to take a closer look at and make something of in different groups with different design possibilities: Comics with a preceding storyboard, an accident report about an air collision between a (flying) car and an electric scooter and a marketing strategy for the carriage of the future. So we get deeper into the matter. And we are all very curious to see what will come of it.

Text: Andrea Schmelzle
Foto: Wolfgang Hauck

Giant wings of cable ties

Giant wings of cable ties

Parallel to our paper airplane workshop, our workshop leader Renate has prepared an “object for all”. We are building a six-meter replica of a wing model, she said.  No sooner said than done. Anyone who was interested could take part and create an impressive grand piano from about 12,000 cable ties.
And so on both workshop days from morning till late at night, we tied, pulled, loosened and reattached. With changing tinkerers, some only for a short time, some who lasted very long. A laborious, but also grounding and relaxing work, in which a great cohesion of all participants was created. Alone through the sheer will to be able to complete the object by the end of the project. And that it was actually completed in the short time available – each and every one of us made his or her contribution.
The completion was not so easy, because our 10,000 cable ties ran out and we had to buy 2,000 more as soon as possible. And also with these it became already again scarce. Hard to believe how many cable ties fit into the inner wire of the wing.
But we did it, and on Sunday afternoon we installed our replica of the Wolfmüller wing model on Hellmairplatz as part of a major ballooning campaign. Everybody who wanted was allowed to decorate the balloons with a message or a drawing. Afterwards we let them all rise into the air together. A really fascinating and contentwise well fitting finale for a very beautiful and loving project.

Fliáng – von der Idee zum Projekt


If you stand in Herzog-Ernst-Str. 179b in front of Edmund Epple’s book and record shop Discy-MusikBuchHandlung and look not only into the shop window but a little further up, you will see an inconspicuous memorial plaque. It commemorates the aviation pioneer Alois Wolfmüller, who was born in this house in Landsberg in 1864. Last year was the 70th anniversary of his death: On 3 October 1948 he died in Oberstdorf. Among other things, Wolfmüller created the first glider for sailing apparatus on a mechanical basis and thus solved one of Otto Lilienthal’s greatest technical problems to date.


Edmund Epple saw this board very often, and it was only a matter of time before the idea of an Alois Wolfmüller paper plane competition was born. “In the shop I also have the exhibition catalogue from 1991 handy next to the cash register. Stories and biographies like that need to be enlivened.” No sooner said than done – and Wolfgang Hauck, artist and director of the association dieKunstBauStelle, was just right with his idea. “More than just an exhibition, a project to participate in should emerge from it,” says Hauck, “one should lend a hand oneself. After all, Alois Wolfmüller is an example of private initiative, courage and commitment.


The idea also convinced the Rotary Club Ammersee-Römerstraße, which approved the financial start-up aid in winter 2017 to develop the concept for the project.



Little by little an entertaining program was developed. And finally, a concept could be developed, which could then be implemented with the support programmes “Kultur macht stark” and “Mein Land, Zeit für die Zukunft” of the Turkish community in Germany.



Fliáng – let´s go!

It starts!

Edmund Epple and Wolfgang Hauck start the first paper planes …


Friday, Oktober 5th, 2018

16 bis 22 Uhr Papierflieger-Werkstatt für ale in der Säulenhalle


Saturday, Oktober 6th, 2018

10 bis 14 Uhr Papierflieger-Werkstatt für alle  und Nachbau eines Original Flügelmodells von Alois Wolfmüller in der Säulenhalle

14 bis 16 Uhr Papierflieger-Wettbewerb und Flugschau im Theatersall und Foyer Stadttheater Landsberg am Lech


Sunday, Oktober 7th, 2018

11 bis 14 Uhr Am Werk:  Nachbau eines Original Flügelmodells von Alois Wolfmüller in der Säulenhalle

14 bis 15 Uhr Installation des Nachbau eines Original Flügelmodells von Alois Wolfmüller  am Georg Hellmairplatz


The action is also supported and made possible by the assoziation “Die Aufmacher,” in some shops around the
Birthplace in the Herzog · Ernst · Str. 179b and the Georg Hellmairplatz:
Discy, jeweler Heldelberg, the tea house, Point, Benetton and violin making Schleskl will give models to admire in the displays.

The replica of the wing model is supported by the Heinz Heinrich Maertin Foundation and the Rotray Club Ammersee-Römerstraße.


“The project ‘Türkenmariandl’ is supported by the program ‘MeinLand – Zeit für Zukunft’ of the Turkish community in Germany within the framework of the federal program Kultur macht macht. Alliances for Education of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. »

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Exchange of experience at the international level

Directors and heads of the urban project development department in Istanbul are guests of the cultural association «dieKunstBauStelle». Launch of a major joint EU program.

Visit from Istanbul to the Landsberg Cultural Association “dieKunstBauStelle e.V.”: From 19 to 25 June 2018, a delegation of white administrators and two project managers from the Istanbul City Council came to Landsberg am Lech. Its special department is abbreviated to PGUB and stands for “Project Development and Implementation Unit” of the district of Küçükçekmece, the largest district of Istanbul with 760,000 inhabitants alone. Under the direction of the Landsberg Association, a larger EU program will be developed in Istanbul in the next few years. On Wednesday, the guests met with Wolfgang Hauck, the initiator and chairman of the club dieKunstBauStelle and the Mayor of Landsberg Matthias Neuner in the historic town hall. The guests were given a tour of the historic town hall and, of course, mutual gifts were not missing on this occasion. Afterwards, opportunities for cooperation and cultural exchange at different levels were discussed.


Help for disadvantaged youth

The department PGUB was launched in 2015 to develop projects aimed at young people and young adults to develop in the district Küçükçekmece. There live alone 190,000 young people and young Erachsene between the ages of 13 to 30 years. The district is very populated by refugees and migrants due to its privileged location and the strong character of industry and craft industries and therefore also a social hotspot in the seething million metropolis. In this district alone, whose name means “the small drawer” in German, the development department manages a total of 152 schools, 8,500 teachers and 161,000 pupils. “We want to help young people find their way back into social activities, drive their personal development and re-value their value as humans,” says Neslishan Sagbas Önal, EU project coordinator at the Istanbul City Council.
The expertise of the experienced Landsberger Wolfgang Hauck is very much in demand. He has been involved in many areas of cultural education, the Verein derKunstBauStelle, international theatrical work with the Stelzern and as Chairman of the Association of the Free Performing Arts in many areas wide network has. “Essentially, with our support, the organization wants to develop projects in Istanbul that will be implemented in schools, youth facilities and social centers. Our part is primarily projects of a cultural nature, but there is also a great deal of interest in sports activities and vocational training measures, “says Project Manager Hauck. The delegation was very inspired by the many formats and opportunities, but also by the decades of experience in the cultural and educational work, both in Landsberg, as well as other organization in Germany existing “We in turn benefit from the great experience of the Turkish project partner and the major cultural departments in Istanbul, “says Hauck. “For us, the EU project can hardly be accomplished because of the required staff costs.”
“German-Turkish Youth Bridge”
The aim of the visit was to exchange experiences, to plan measures in the cultural, sports and educational fields of education and to establish partnerships. “We are here to see what kind of activities are offered and realized here for these youngsters, especially in the field of art, theater and music, to promote and integrate the disadvantaged youth in our district,” says Önal.

The group has already visited cultural institutions in Bavaria to transfer knowledge. In addition to educational institutions such as the vocational school in Marktoberdorf, extracurricular measures were also attended, such as the theater school “mobile” in Marktoberdorf or the theater “Eukitea” in Diedorf, which has gained a lot of experience with prevention theater. “But our partners also want to get to know our experiences in cultural work with refugees, the problems that arise and their solutions,” continued Hauck. “It is important to mix German and Turkish youth – to create a bridge,” adds Önal – “a German-Turkish youth bridge.”

Wolfgang Hauck is impressed by “how open-minded and how strong the state initiatives in Istanbul are”. “Through our Culturel Relief Program in Turkey and work for the Goethe Institute in recent years, we have become well known in Turkey. The commitment of the cooperation in the base and administration is considerable and shows other, hopeful aspects of Turkey, as one knows from the Turkish joie de vivre and hospitality. ”

Invitation to Istanbul in autumn

But also the Landsberg hospitality can be seen. “We are very pleased how cordially we have been received here,” says Metim Nari, Administrative Director of the National Education Department of the District of Küçükçekmece. “We love the city, its many historical aspects, the architecture and also its nature. And we are very impressed by the work of our partner and the art and culture in Bavaria and Landsberg am Lech. ”

Finally, there will be a counter-invitation in the autumn: “For October or November 2018, a kick-off with stilts and costumes is planned in Istanbul, with the focus on disadvantaged youth and refugees in Küçükçekmece,” says Hauck. “Here we would like to use our experience – but only in elite schools where we have otherwise carried out our projects, but in schools and institutions in social hotspots.” That is therefore obvious, since from a project in 2015, many more stilts in Istanbul are located. “In addition, a further expert meeting is planned in order to be able to put together the programs from the EU Erasmus funding together and in the long term.” With that, the international exchange of experience will lead to the next, promising round.

Photo: Conny Kurz

Exhibitions guestbook

Only until Wednesday 4 April 6pm

From Lithuania to Landsberg

Säulenhalle Landsberg am Lech
Wednesday from 11am to 6pm

The opinions in the guestbook are clear:

“The exhibition should be a permanent exhibition.”

“I would like it if the exhibition gets a permanent place in Landsberg”

“A very good and intensive researched exhibition! A work that leaves a lasting impression – Thank you very much!”

“An impressive, very well-crafted exhibition that should remain as a permanent exhibition.”

“To face the louder truths of our history is OUR OBLIGATION!
Many thanks to the supporters and supporters of the Jewish-German Festival Week and the accompanying events – such as this impressive exhibition. “

“LL needed this exhibition for a long time and now LL can not repress anything.”

“Super interesting map with the distribution of Jewish DP camps! Great design with the columns.”

“At a time when more and more people want to put an end to history, the exhibition is an important contribution to dealing with their own history.”

“Many thanks to Mr. Wolfgang Hauck and Mrs. Karla Schönebeck for the very shockingly moving exhibition, the texts, pictures and films. We sincerely hope that all the work and performance can be made into a book publication. “

 Guestbook exhibition 2018

Jessicas review

My name is Jessica.  I am an artist, musician and children’s book writer, currently living on a farm in Poland. Since I am quite stuck to the farm during summer time (and because I’m not quite tough enough to face the sub zero temperatures of Polish wintertime) I have enjoyed taking the opportunity to explore a bit more of Europe this winter through ‘Work Away’.  Landsberg has been my final, longest and most memorable stop of the winter. I have been here just over 2 months and in that time I have met so many incredible people and formed memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

A lot of my time in the office has been spent working towards the ‘Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award’ and Jewish-German festival in May. Through this, I have encountered amazing people and stories, often devastating and inspiring in equal measure, that have changed my perception of the world.

When I have not been proof reading Wolfgang’s emails for any potentially offensive ‘German-ness’ and cooking meals with more vegetables that anyone else wants to eat, I have enjoyed freestyle dance parties in the office, karaoke nights, chaotic Arabic circle dancing, dinner parties of people I’d never met before who welcomed me like an old friend (and fed me lots of cake!),  ‘Wolfgang tours’ of the city where each small detail has its own story and, most of all, having the opportunity to meet (and make lasting friendships with) many wonderful people from all over the world.

For a small German town, Landsberg has an incredibly rich history and diverse population. I am now almost embarrassed to think of what I imaged ‘working with refugees’ to entail before I came here. The young people I have met in Landsberg have drastically changed many preconceptions I didn’t even realize I had and the ‘charity work’ I had imagined, in reality has been incredible moments of shared fun, laughter and genuine friendship, for which I am so grateful.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped make my stay here such a memorable and enjoyable one.  I hope I will see each other again some day.

Jessica xxxx

Exhibition is opened

“From Lithuania to Landsberg” is the title of the exhibition, which shows the historical background of the Lithuanian Jews.

The exhibition can be seen until 4 April in the “Säulenhallke” in Landsberg.

The opening hours

Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm

Samsatg and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

and by appointment.

Guided tour

Guided tour with Karla Schönebeck can be arranged directly under:

Telephone +49 8191 940 96 35


Foto: Conny Kurz

And the winner is….

On a snowy February day, amongst the imposing columns and marble clad corridors of the Munich music school, the jury for the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award met to decide their winners. 

To be judging an award commemorating a Jewish Musician who died in a concentration camp, in a building that was originally ‘Führerbau’ for Adolf Hitler, is clearly something of great historical significance. As you walk through the corridors, footsteps on the marble floor creating a crisp, resonant percussion, you cannot help but reflect upon the building’s past, trying to imagine the characters from history text books in the same place.

Yet despite its dark history, the feeling of the building is not oppressive. The cheerful sound of music practise spills out from behind the heavy wooden doors and students hurry past with instruments on their backs, stopping to laugh and chat at the foot of the grand staircases. It is clear that the building no longer belongs to the past.

The bridging between past, present and future has been a central theme throughout the discourse the WDCA event. In a concert commemoratingtories from the past, the composition award was envisaged as a way of linking these stories to the present day, and through the use of young musicians and composers, providing a link into the future as well.

The jury, a diverse group of seven, including among them music professors, an orchestral conductor, a violin maker, a Durmaskin relative and a school girl. After some initial meetings, friendly introductions and posed photoshoots, the jury kindly, but firmly expressed their wish to be left alone to have their discussions.  Cameras and filming equipment were transported into the corridor and the rest of the team sat together in suspense, waiting for updates. After about 2 hours, the heavy wooden door opened, but the excitement was short lived, they were only making a short ‘pinklepause’, and would resume their secretive work again afterward!

Finally, when the inhabitants of the corridor thought they may not be able to resist the temptations of the buffet table any longer, the doors opened and a room of smiling, tired faces, happily announced that they had found their winners.

To avoid bias of any kind, the identities of the composers was kept secret during the adjudication process, but once the winners had been chosen, the corresponding codes were punched into a computer and, as if by magic, a photo of the composition’s creator popped up on the projector screen, followed by their personal details, each time met with cheers and excitement. Perhaps the most unexpected reaction, however, was when the photo of the second place winner, Rose Miranda Hall, appeared on the screen and a shocked voice from the back of the room, squealed ‘I know her’. Many such instances of chance connections and unexpected links seems to underline the whole weekend, yet for Jessica, a temporary volunteer from the UK, it was a surprise to find that she too was implicated in this strange web of interconnectedness, having studied music in the same year and often the same class as Rose at university in York.

In one of the many different corridor conversations, the nationalities of some of the entries was discussed. ‘There is one entry from Israel’ Wolfgang intimated, ‘wouldn’t it be special if she won’ we all agreed, knowing that it was for the best that the jury would not know this and let it affect their decision. Therefore, when the identity of the composer that the jury had unanimously voted as their winner, emerged as Bdil, from Israel, it felt extra special.

The final results for the composition award are as follows

1st price: BRACHA BDIL Israel

2nd price: ROSE MIRANDA HALL, England

3rd price: OTTO WANKE, Tschech, living in Vienna

A special and memorable day was had by all and we are very excited for the concert in May 10th in Landsberg where we will have the opportunity to see these great new compositions performed.

Text: Jessica Kettle

Photo: Conny Kurz

Map concentration camp cementry Erpfting


Flyer with map to the concentration camp Erpfing in German, English and Hebrew.


Map concentration camp cemetery Erpfting | Englisch

Map concentration camp cemetery Erpfting | German

Map concentration camp cemetery Erpfting | Hebrew  בית העלמין ארפפטינג


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