A new chapter
[2020 - today]
After 18 years of Märkische Höfe, the Untersteiners hand over the farm to Jan and Fränzi from Berlin, just before Corona hits the world. They start renovating and develop the place into a creative hotspot for groups, offsites, weddings and more. Building on the vision and strength of their predecessors, their aim is to preserve the magic of this extraordinary space.
South Tyrol inspires Märkisches Land
[2002 - 2020]
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. They turn it into a family-hotel, frequently visited on the weekend mostly by Berlin families. The passionate hostess, and Berlin-born Martina inspires a growing number of regular guests and Hans brings their visions to life with his craftsmanship and gardening skills.
Raising the curtain for further potential
[est. in 1996]
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.
The beginning of the reinvention
[1991 - 2000]
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 Der Kemper Hof —into a country hotel with a riding school, petting zoo, tree nursery and farm shop.
After the change
[middle 20th century - 1991]
Already before the fall of the wall, the farm stood empty without any purpose or owner and was progressively deteriorating.
[middle 20th century]
The farms are subordinated to the East German Agricultural Production Cooperative. The farm administration/management resides in the “Gäntikowhaus”.
It all began with the peaceful bleating of sheep
[early 20th century]
Built around 1903, the Kemper Hof initially served as a farm and belonged to the Gäntikow family.