Concept for the City of Königs Wusterhausen

Concept for Monument and Memorial Sites for the City of Königs Wusterhausen

Facts & Files was commissioned by the City of Königs Wusterhausen to develop a concept on how to communicate the city’s history make monuments and memorials more accessible for tourists, residents and especially for young people.


Königs Wusterhausen (until 1718 Wendisch Wusterhausen, in Lower Sorbian Parsk) is located southeast of Berlin in the district Dahme-Spreewald in Brandenburg. It was first mentioned in official documents as Wusterhausen in 1320 and was awarded city rights in 1935.

The inhabitants of the city as well as Berliners call Königs Wusterhausen ‘KaWe’.

At the beginning of July 1682, the Elector Frederick William acquired the place and castle for his son, the Elector Frederick (from 1688 Elector Frederick III and from 1701, as King of Prussia, Frederick I), who in 1698 gave it to his son Elector Frederick William, later Frederick William I (known as the ‘Soldier King’), for his tenth birthday.

Through the Notte Canal and the lock, as well as the connection to the railroad, the city’s industry developed in the 19th century, especially the brick yards and mills were established in Königs Wusterhausen. In 1920, the first German broadcasting station was installed in Königs Wusterhausen.


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