Cultural heritage sites ‒ these are local history parlours and village museums, archaeological and architectural monuments, pumping stations, boat mills and windmills, churches and farms. As a whole, they make tangible the cultural heritage of the Oderbruch. In spring 2022 the Oderbruch, as the first cultural landscape ever, was awarded the European Heritage Label. This is something special, because that a whole landscape area with all its heterogeneous elements and its manifold contradictions is understood and recognized as a coherent cultural heritage, requires a great collective effort.
In the realization of the films, the young people were supported by Johanna Ickert and Renè Arnold.
Cultural heritage site: the Altwriezen church replacement
A church that was once torn down is planned to be rebuilt. A film by six seventh-grade students of Salvador Allende School, Wriezen.
Cultural heritage site: Kulturhafen Groß Neuendorf
The documentary “Der Kulturhafen Groß Neuendorf” was made by young people from Ortwig, Groß Neuendorf, Letschin and Gusow. The Hafen used to be one of the biggest ports in the Oderbruch. Today it is a leisure and tourist attraction for locals, adolescents and visitors from elsewhere.
Cultural heritage site: the Oderberg Inland Shipping Museum
Jannes, Merle, Sarah, Richard and Julius live in Oderberg in the north of the Oderbruch. Their documentary “Land in Sicht” gives insights into their hometown’s history and future.
Cultural heritage site: the Wilhelmsaue post mill
A documentary about the post mill in Wilhelmsaue. Children and young adults who normally meet at the Boberhaus youth club in Letschin explore the history of the last post mill in the Oderbruch region.
PRODUCED BY Johanna Ickert and Renè Arnold