Neuruppin's Gildenhall settlement - a ramble through a hidden modernist treasure on Lake Ruppin

Modern architecture and the desire to create new and better ways of life is not only an ambition of big cities. The principles of the Neues Bauen ("new building", the architectural movement associated with New Objectivity), which were widely disseminated in the first quarter of the 20th century by the Bauhaus, the ideas of the Werkbund and the ideals of the garden city movement, changed not only the form taken by the great metropolises but also that of smaller towns and cities.

Sometimes they left their mark in areas where there were no complex urban design structures to overcome, where pioneering architectural approaches could be implemented in conjunction with reformist concepts of housing, work and living based on traditional knowledge, i.e. in the provinces.