F U T U R E ? 

The headman of Hohengrieben Dr. Schulz at the 250-years-celebration:

"... memories come back and discussions about a wonderful childhood and the present are starting.
The future of Hohengrieben strongly depends on future-oriented acting at present. In contrast to that, passivity and the growing self-orientation of people will make Hohengrieben forgotten and insignificant.
Considering the present situation development may take two different trends:

Dr. Gerhard Schulz during his celebration-speech
Hohengrieben will become devastated:

The number of inhabitants will decrease seriously and the average age of the people will increase more and more. Young generations will leave the village and there will be no interest in carrying on the traditions. The starting decline of the buildings will become a substantially problem and finally will lead to the destruction of the whole village. That would not only be an important historical loss. That is why the inhabitants should have a major interest in changing such a development.

Weekend- and Holiday-Village Hohengrieben

The village may become a "Weekend-Village". Urban people discover the beauty and other advantages of the village and its countryside. The inhabitants drive to work out of Hohengrieben. The original use for agriculture is getting lost. In this case Hohengrieben will become a place only for sleeping and making holidays. Consequently investments will be "exported" by us and urban interests and images will be "imported". According to that the present structure will be destroyed by this development. Finally there is the question, whether an increasing member of inhabitants leads to a survival of the original interest and traditions of the community in Hohengrieben.

In summery both cases describe unsatisfying developments for the future of Hohengrieben. The present challenge is to discover other possibilities and developments for the future of the village. According to the thinking and acting of Friedrich II. , we should be aware of the native traditions of Hohengrieben and try to act in interest in the future of Hohengrieben. Considering all these facts everyone should not only ask himself what could / should the society, the village do for me; everyone should ask himself what he / she can do for the society / village."

Ouote of an architect and historian: (free translated)

" ... that I more prefer a transformation of Hohengrieben into a (maybe temporary) wilderness than a housing estate with log-cabins famous for Finland, russian-german "Datschen * " or switzer "Chalets * "

* special structured buildings famous for a coutry

(Prof. Wenzel, 1995)