Einsteinhaus

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  • Ducky

    At the suggestion of the Lord Mayor, the birthday present of the city should be a house on the lake. Some time before Einstein's birthday, the Berlin city council had decided on this generous gift, and in the following period several projects were proposed to Einstein and his family. In the first house, which had chosen the city, one would have had to throw out the tenant, but Einstein did not agree. Similarly, the city continued with the following project proposals, which wanted to give away houses that they could not freely dispose of. After finally finding out that there was no suitable house available, Einstein's consent was to give a plot of land on which to build a house to his liking. But even this project failed miserably. Over time, the gift became smaller and smaller. The city now wanted to give only a plot that Einstein should choose himself and then he could build a house at his own expense.In the meantime, the press of the "gift of the city" had accepted. Thus, the whole action was carried into the public and became a scandal.Elsa Einstein then found a suitable property in Caputh in the Waldstraße 7, to which the Lord Mayor Böß has also agreed. But after also political arguments over the gift within the city parliament occurred, then Einstein finally renounced. He told the Lord Mayor in a letter that tried in vain to persuade him to reverse his decision.Then Einstein acquired the property in Caputh and had his house built at his own expense. Although the city's "lost gift" was wasting Einstein's savings, he never regretted this step later.
    Source:
    einstein-website.de

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    • June 27, 2016

  • Ducky

    For more information see:
    einsteinsommerhaus.de
    and
    sommeridyll-caputh.de

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    • June 28, 2016

  • Ducky

    "The cottage in Caputh is indeed a bankruptcy, but a very beautiful [...]" wrote Albert Einstein on November 18, 1929 his sister Maja short time after he moved into his new summer house in Caputh.On his fiftieth birthday on March 14, 1929, Einstein received congratulations and gifts from around the world. To avoid the hype, he did not spend his birthday in Berlin, but he "fled" with his family in the villa of his doctor and friend Janos Plesch to Gatow am Wannsee. The city of Berlin also congratulated the world-famous physicist and son of the city. The mayor of Berlin, Gustav Böß, emphasized in his congratulatory telegram that the city of Berlin was proud to "count those Germans among its citizens whose fame not only fills the world, but whose name will be counted among those immortals through the millennia ". But despite all these beautiful words, you did not have a present for Einstein. A scandal!

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    • June 27, 2016

  • Peter Fo

    A highlight, if you drive past here. The summer house of Albert Einstein.

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    • September 13, 2015

  • Weze

    Granted, the detour is a little bit of a commodity. But one ought to honor the genius.

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    • September 26, 2017

  • Loth

    ALBERT EINSTEIN IN CAPUTH, 1929-1932
    CAPUTH
    About six kilometers south of Potsdam, today's state capital of Brandenburg, you will find the municipality of Caputh. This quiet and dreamy place was made world famous by Albert Einstein, who spent a large part of the year in his Caputher summer house from 1929 to 1932. It is idyllically located directly on two Havel lakes, the Templiner See and the Schwielowsee, the latter being one of the most beautiful lakes in the Märkisches Land. In his "Wanderings through the Mark Brandenburg", the German poet Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) wrote with enthusiastic words: "The Schwielow is wide, cozy, sunny and has the cosiness of all broad natures."At Einstein's time, Caputh had around 3,000 inhabitants, mainly from small businesses, such as fruit growing, fishing and handicrafts.Einstein felt very comfortable in Caputh. It was the tranquility, the lakes and the wonderful forests that, regardless of the season, stimulated him to take long, lonely hikes.Not much has changed in this unique Havel landscape to date. The scenic diversity around Caputh and the Havel lakes still invite you to hike, relax and change.

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    • July 8, 2020

  • Loth

    DAS GESCHENK"Das Häuschen in Caputh ist zwar eine Pleite, aber eine sehr schöne [...]", schrieb Albert Einstein am 18. November 1929 seiner Schwester Maja kurze Zeit, nachdem er in sein neues Sommerhaus in Caputh eingezogen war.Zu seinem 50. Geburtstag am 14. März 1929 erhielt Einstein Glückwünsche und Geschenke aus der ganzen Welt. Um dem Rummel zu entgehen, verbrachte er seinen Geburtstag nicht in Berlin, sondern er "flüchtete" mit seiner Familie in die Villa seines Arztes und Freundes Janos Plesch nach Gatow am Wannsee. Auch die Stadt Berlin gratulierte dem weltberühmten Physiker und Sohn der Stadt. Der Berliner Oberbürgermeister Gustav Böß betonte in seinem Glückwunschtelegramm, dass die Stadt Berlin stolz darauf sei, "denjenigen Deutschen zu ihren Bürgern zu zählen, dessen Ruhm nicht nur zur Zeit die Welt erfüllt, dessen Name vielmehr durch die Jahrtausende hindurch zu jenen Unsterblichen gezählt werden wird". Aber trotz all dieser schönen Worte, man hatte kein Geschenk für Einstein. Ein Skandal!Auf Anregung des Oberbürgermeisters sollte das Geburtstagsgeschenk der Stadt ein Haus am See sein. Einige Zeit vor Einsteins Geburtstag hatte sich der Berliner Magistrat für diese großzügige Gabe entschieden, und in der folgenden Zeit wurden Einstein und seiner Familie mehrere Projekte vorgeschlagen. Bei dem ersten Haus, das die Stadt ausgesucht hatte, hätte man vorher die Mieterin hinauswerfen müssen, dem stimmte aber Einstein nicht zu. Ähnlich ging es mit den folgenden Projektvorschlägen seitens der Stadt weiter, die Häuser verschenken wollte, über die sie nicht frei verfügen konnte. Nachdem man endlich festgestellt hatte, dass kein passendes Haus zur Verfügung stand, wollte man mit der Zustimmung Einsteins dann ein Grundstück schenken, auf dem man ein Haus nach seinen Vorstellungen bauen wollte. Aber auch dieses Vorhaben scheiterte kläglich. Mit der Zeit wurde das Geschenk immer kleiner. Die Stadt wollte nun nur noch ein Grundstück schenken, das Einstein sich selbst aussuchen sollte und auf das er sich dann auf eigene Kosten ein Haus bauen könnte.

    • July 8, 2020

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Location: Schwielowsee, Potsdam-Mittelmark, Fläming Heath, Brandenburg, Germany

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