Die Märkischen Höfe Eingang

The Little Märkische Philosophy

The Märkische Höfe farms welcome all

At the Märkische Höfe you are invited to relax, enjoy your surroundings and reconnect with nature. Take a moment to yourself, or say hello to your new neighbors,—the storks, goats, rabbits, horses and chickens. Marvel at our expansive vegetable garden, hide away in the hammock, meditate at the swimming pond and engage your taste buds at Restaurant Clavis. Cook, make yourself  at home, enjoy the view and visit your children in the tree house (if they decide to let you in). Learn to ride a horse, read a good book, or just stop,  breathe and enjoy doing nothing at all.

A place that brings people together

The perfect combination of togetherness and solitude: The Märkische Höfe is
 a place to spend time connecting with others, but at the same time, everyone can retreat into their own four comfortable walls, or find a quiet place in our lush garden and enjoy some alone time.

A place of ideas

The Märkische Höfe is a place of growing ideas. Just like the trees around us, this place grew up slowly over time with lots of nurturing and care, developing into something truly special.

Geschichte

The Märkische Höfe –
a place full of history,
culture and change

It all began with the peaceful bleating of sheep

Built around 1903, the Märkische Höfe initially served as a farm and belonged to the Gäntikow family.

GDR times

The farms are subordinated to the East German Agricultural Production Cooperative. The farm administration/management resides in the “Gantikowhaus”.

After the change

After the fall of the wall, the farm stood empty without any purpose or owner and was progressively deteriorating.

The beginning of the reinvention

Horst Wagenfeld, landscape architect and visionary from Düsseldorf, found out about Netzeband. Wagenfeld started renovating the church, with the help of subsidies. His motto was “New life in old walls”. In the course of time, he transformed two of farms—including today’s Märkische Höfe—into a country hotel with a riding school, petting zoo, tree nursery and farm shop.

Raising the curtain for further potential

Johanna Wagenfeld, wife of Horst Wagenfeld, adds her own touch of magic. She founded the Theatersommer in Netzeband. Since 1996, this annual event has transformed the once overgrown estate park into an enchanted theatre backdrop, drawing drama fans from far beyond Berlin and Hamburg to this tranquil little village.

South Tyrol inspires Märkisches Land

In 2002, South Tyroleans Hans and Martina Untersteiner acquired the farm and continued to develop Wagefeld’s vision with a great deal of warmth and drive. The passionate hostess, and Berlin-born Martina inspires a growing number of regular guests and Hans birngs their visions to life with his craftsmanship and gardening skills.

A new chapter

After 18 years of Märkische Höfe, the Untersteiners will hand over the farm to a Berlin family. This family wants to build on the vision and strength of its predecessors and believed that this magical place should be preserved and developed for friends, family and seminars.

It all began with the peaceful bleating of sheep

Built around 1903, the Märkische Höfe initially served as a farm and belonged to the Gäntikow family.

GDR times

The farms are subordinated to the East German Agricultural Production Cooperative. The farm administration/management resides in the “Gantikowhaus”.

After the change

After the fall of the wall, the farm stood empty without any purpose or owner and was progressively deteriorating.

The beginning of the reinvention

Horst Wagenfeld, landscape architect and visionary from Düsseldorf, found out about Netzeband. Wagenfeld started renovating the church, with the help of subsidies. His motto was “New life in old walls”. In the course of time, he transformed two of farms—including today’s Märkische Höfe—into a country hotel with a riding school, petting zoo, tree nursery and farm shop.

Raising the curtain for further potential

Johanna Wagenfeld, wife of Horst Wagenfeld, adds her own touch of magic. She founded the Theatersommer in Netzeband. Since 1996, this annual event has transformed the once overgrown estate park into an enchanted theatre backdrop, drawing drama fans from far beyond Berlin and Hamburg to this tranquil little village.

South Tyrol inspires Märkisches Land

In 2002, South Tyroleans Hans and Martina Untersteiner acquired the farm and continued to develop Wagefeld’s vision with a great deal of warmth and drive. The passionate hostess, and Berlin-born Martina inspires a growing number of regular guests and Hans birngs their visions to life with his craftsmanship and gardening skills.

A new chapter

After 18 years of Märkische Höfe, the Untersteiners will hand over the farm to a Berlin family. This family wants to build on the vision and strength of its predecessors and believed that this magical place should be preserved and developed for friends, family and seminars.

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