Bertha Marie (Baroness/Freiherrin) von Marenholtz-Buelow

The Mother of Kindergarten (die Mutter des Kindergartens): Froebel’s tireless friend and advocate. She even petitioned the King of Prussia to lift the Ban on Kindergarten (Kindergartenverbot) which he had proclaimed. In England Charles Dickens was favorably impressed by her lectures. ( photo by Manuel Briones/model: Consuelo, Condesa de Dorantes)baronessdom

Froebel Decade 2013-2022

In the year 2022 the 240th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel will be celebrated.

The Schwarzatal region of Thuringia (Thueringen) in modern day Germany has dedicated the next ten years as the “FröbelDekade” or Froebel Decade with many events in this region where he was born, worked and died.

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This site is dedicated to literature, research, and events surrounding him and his life as well as news from around the world about his legacy.

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