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Wolfsbrunn now and then

Historical

Extraordinary for over 100 years

The castle Wolfsbrunn

The castle walls of Wolfsbrunn tell us stories - stories about extravagant joie de vivre, dazzling sounds, graceful art, and splendid celebrations.

Wolfsbrunn was founded in 1911 by the mining entrepreneur Dr. Karl Georg Wolf. The Munich architect Emanuel von Seidl, who was known for the designs of castle-like residences, was responsible for the construction. The residence is not far from Stein Castle and near the Zwickauer Mulde. The property was made in the late Art Nouveau style, which is clearly reflected in the architecture and furnishings to this day. Renowned artists such as Julius Dietz and Georg Wrba took on a loving design. Many historical elements are still preserved in their original state today.

The magnificently built castle gave the music and wine lover, Dr. Wolf, the opportunity to share his passion with influential personalities from business and politicians. Wolfsbrunn was, therefore, a popular venue for house concerts and wine tastings during this time.

The wolf in the fountain made of red sandstone gave the castle its name in an artistic way. Until his death in 1934, Dr. Karl Georg Wolf enjoyed an excellent life.

01
1933 - 1945

The time of National Socialism

With the death of Dr. Wolf, the glamorous years ended for the time being. During the Nazi era, the castle served not only as an officers' hospital, but also as a school for women leaders, and the quarters of a regimen of the German Wehrmacht. After the end of the Second World War, it was resettlers who had found short-term accommodation in Wolfsbrunn. The house survived the war years outwardly unscathed.

02
1945 - 1989

Turning towards progress

After the end of the Second World War, it was initially resettlers who were housed in the premises of the castle.

From November 1945 Wolfsbrunn was used as a school for the Antifa youth. Between 1946 and 1965 it was the district youth school of the FDJ.

From 1965 to 1989 the training and further education of pioneer leaders and teachers took place at Wolfsbrunn Castle. In addition, from 1977 to 1989 study trips were carried out for heads of children's organizations from over 40 countries around the world. Afterwards, the property stood empty for seven years and remained unused.

03
1997 - 2021

100 years later

More than 100 years later, the property went back into family ownership. In 1997 the Gebrüder Leonhardt bought the castle with the adjoining park and lovingly, with an eye for the historical detail, let it shine again in splendor.

The most precious and well-preserved arts of the house include the ceiling painting by Julius Diez, which symbolizes the goddess Diana with the signs of the zodiac, or the park sculptures by the artists Fritz Behn and Georg Wrba.

04
A new team is building on the success story

On to new shores

The MeineZeit family - known to many through the parent company of the AG - the SATAMA SAUNA RESORTS & SPA at Scharmützelsee in Wendisch Rietz - has been growing and thriving in beautiful Brandenburg southeast of Berlin since 2002. The trio of founders (René Kowatsch & Susanne Du Chesne as board members and Torsten Splanemann-Du Chesne as chairman of the supervisory board) with an affinity for wellness, hotel, and catering has made it their task with their almost 200 employees to give their guests a wonderful time.

Every year around 150,000 guests put their holiday enjoyment in the capable hands of the MeineZeit Mgt. AG, which now offers wellness, conferences, weddings, celebrations, incentives or simply a high-quality break at 3 locations. The AG's experience portfolio touches on many emotional facets of its guests who visit MEINEZEIT HOTELS & RESORTS from all over the world. In addition to the SATAMA wellness resort, the existing locations also include the HOTEL-RESORT Märkisches Meer on Scharmützelsee in Diensdorf Radlow and the SPREEWALDRESORT Seinerzeit in the Spreewald in Schlepzig with its own private brewery, boat harbor and willow dome. Both hotels are 4-star hotels.

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