Alexander Haus

Alexander Haus

Interreligious and worldview dialogue is of great importance for shaping the European present and future. The Alexander House would like to offer this dialogue a home. The Alexander House near Berlin is to be developed into a center for interreligious and worldview dialogue together with DialoguePerspectives e.V.

With a building ensemble that connects the historic Alexander House with a new seminar building, a unique place of learning in Europe is to be created in Groß Glienicke. David Chipperfeld, an internationally renowned architect, designed the ensemble. His design reflects the religious and worldview needs of future guests from all over Europe.

The Alexander House in Groß Glienicke stands for the history of a place and symbolically for the history of Germany and Europe. What was once the summer home of the Alexander family and the “soul place” (Elsie Alexander) for a Jewish family that had to flee Germany in 1936 became, after the construction of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic place for the separation of Germany and Europe. Together with the local community as well as regional, national and European partners, DialoguePerspectives e.V. has been developing the Alexander House for many years into a unique place of remembrance, learning and discourse for encounters and interreligious-worldview dialogue.

The Alexander House represents a European future of participation and plurality: Through its unique history and vision, the Alexander House is intended to become a place to strengthen and defend European civil society and to shape a plural, democratic and solidarity-based Europe.

Copyright: DialogpuePerspectives/Phil Vetter