The Kreisauer Kreis on the Landgut Stober estate
formerly the Borsig family estate in Havelland
A book by Ernst Friedrich Harmsen about Ernst von Borsig

Kreisau Circle on the historic Stober estate in Havelland


"The connection to Graf Yorck and  to the Kreisau Circle was for us in the  years 1941-1943 [ , , , ] opportunity  and attempt to get out of the Hitler regime into  a fairer future to find,  an opportunity to help  and to participate in the fate  and the future of one's own people,  at the same time a help and hope  It was of course the case that the hope[ nbsp] any practical success  was small from day one and later with the accelerating  events on the fronts - became increasingly  reduced, but the fundamental  still retains its value even without  the possibility of putting it into action immediately ," Barbara von Borsig to the Dutch historian  Ger van Roon,  June 30, 1963,</ p>

Historische Tagungslocation - auferstanden aus Ruinen - vorher Historische Tagungslocation - auferstanden aus Ruinen - nachher

The Borsig estate was an important meeting place for members of the Kreisau Circle during the Second World War. It belonged to Ernst von Borsig, a member of the Kreisau Circle. Ernst von Borsig was a member of the Prussian noble Borsig family and joined the Kreisau Circle, a resistance group against National Socialism that was organized on the Kreisau (Stobendorf) estate by Helmuth James Graf von Moltke and his wife Freya von Moltke. Like other members of the Kreisau Circle, Ernst von Borsig and his comrades-in-arms gathered at the Borsig estate to exchange political ideas, plan strategies for resistance against the National Socialist regime, and design a democratic future for Germany after the war. The meetings and activities of the Kreisau Circle, including those at the Borsig estate, had a significant influence on the development of concepts for a democratic Germany after the Second World War. Unfortunately, many members of the Kreisau Circle were arrested and executed by the Nazis, but their legacy lived on and inspired post-war Germany.


The Landgut Stober is located in the Berlin area: approx. 30 minutes from Berlin Central Station (train) approx. 20 minutes west of the Berlin city limits (car). Located on the German avenue, you can reach Nauen/Groß Behnitz via the B5 (Heerstraße). Just follow the brown signs. Only 50 minutes drive from the Brandenburg Gate (car)