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The Lindenweiher in Finkenkrug

Site plan of the villa suburb "Neu-Finkenkrug" 1914

Image: Archive, Museum and Gallery Falkensee


The "Neu-Finkenkrug" colony was established in 1892 on the Seegefeld manor.

The last owner of the manor and founder of the "Neu-Finkenkrug" villa colony, Bernhard Ehlers, sold most of his property to the German Settlement Bank in 1898, which continued the development of the colony. The "Neu-Finkenkrug Terrain-Aktiengesellschaft", founded in 1909, followed the German settlement bank.

It was not until 1927 that the Seegefeld manor was incorporated into Falkensee.

Establishment of a bathing pond

In 1905 the Lindenweiher was designated as a bathing establishment for the first time. The bathing establishment was situated in an idyllic wilderness. Photographs from the following years show bathers on the banks of the artificial bathing pond and small wooden huts that were used to change clothes. For the residents of the Neu-Finkenkrug colony, it was a refuge in the countryside.

The bathing facility was redesigned as a bathing park with bridges and a tree-lined promenade in 1910.

A small footbridge later completed the "Lindeweiher bathing paradise".

"Since the Lindenweiher pond has now been given its current shape, the Spreewald bridge has been built and the bathing establishment has been repositioned, this part of Neufinkenkrug with its shady bathing park and the charming villas that have been built there has become a jewel of our town."

Quote: "Neufinkenkrug and its development", 1914

The Lindenweiher as a protected biotope and part of the landscape of the town of Falkensee

The Lindenweiher was neglected for many decades and no longer cared for. It served as a dump for rubbish, rubbish and leaves. Large parts of the water-bearing areas had silted up and the small body of water was threatened with ecological collapse.

On January 28, 1992, the citizens' initiative "Save the Lindenweiher" was founded. The declared goal of the initiative was the preservation and renaturation of the water body. A first success was the protection by the lower nature conservation authority of the former district of Nauen on July 1, 1992 as a "protected part of the landscape".

In 1996, the town council of the town of Falkensee decided on the permanent preservation and care of the Lindenweiher with the "Lindenweiher statute".

Private donations and subsidies from the state of Brandenburg were the basis for measures that served to protect and preserve the rich flora and fauna.

The non-profit association "Lindenweiher Finkenkrug e.V." was founded on November 10, 2017. The objectives of the statute continue to serve the preservation and protection as well as the care of the water body.


According to the Federal Nature Conservation Act, the Lindenweiher in Finkenkrug is a biotope that is particularly worthy of protection.


Bathing at the Lindenweiher, Neu-Finkenkrug, August 6, 1906

Photo: Archive, Museum and Gallery Falkensee

Lot at the bathing establishment, Neu-Finkenkrug, 1912

Postcard: Archive, Museum and Gallery Falkensee

At the Lindenweiher, Neu-Finkenkrug 1915

Postcard: Archive, Museum and Gallery Falkensee

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