Willkommen in Kreisau

The Kreisau-Initiative e.V. ...


... was set up by East and West Berliners in the summer of 1989 – before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Its aim was to sponsor ideally and materially the set-up and maintenance of an international youth community centre and memorial in what was German Kreisau until 1945 and subsequently Polish Krzyżowa. We are represented on the boards of the Polish Kreisau Foundation for European Understanding and cooperate closely on concepts for and the implementation of projects in and around Kreisau/ Krzyżowa.

As a non-governmental, non-profit organization we draw people’s attention to Kreisau in cooperation with our partners. Our liaison office in Berlin guarantees continuous and professional cooperation with the Kreisau Foundation, e.g., financing and organizing common projects such as events in Kreisau and Berlin. Through our public relations and networking, and our consulting and fund-raising we promote civil society engagement for the special “European locality of Kreisau/ Krzyżowa”.

We have supported the German Freya von Moltke Foundation for the New Kreisau financially since 2004 with the aim of securing the sustainable future of Kreisau.

We have been awarded the Theodor Heuss Medal, the Marion Dönhoff prize and the German Unification prize, and been honoured by other organizations for our committment.

You too can support our work by becoming a member of the Kreisau Initiative e.V. or by making a donation.


The Kreisau Initiative e.V. is funded with the support from the European Union.