Our house takes its name from the pastor’s wife Luise Wehrenfennig. Born Luise Hertlein in Regensburg in 1821, the governess met the young pastor Moritz Wehrenfennig during a stay in Goisern in 1859, whom she married the very next year.
Luise Wehrenfennig put herself at the service of the children in the Goisern parish.
First, in 1863, she set up an “infant school”, i.e. a kindergarten, in the rectory; five years later, she began teaching girls needlework in another room. However, the vicarage soon offered too little space, so in 1875 the kindergarten and needlework school moved to the newly built Protestant children’s home, which was financed and built thanks to Luise Wehrenfennig’s extensive networking. It offered enough space to accommodate a Protestant children’s home, which was to become a home for poor or orphaned girls. The “Foundation for Educational Purposes in the Service of the Protestant Church in Austria” was established to secure the home in the long term.
Luise Wehrenfennig ran her home until her death in 1900. It remained in this form until the foundation was dissolved by the National Socialists in 1939. The home was then converted into a nursing home for the elderly. After the war, the kindergarten was reopened and the nursing home also remained for the time being.
In 1966, the Luise-Wehrenfennig-Haus was given its current name, and since 1976 it has been run as a youth centre. The property is owned by the Evangelical Church A.B. in Upper Austria and is managed by the Evangelical Youth of Upper Austria.
Today, the Luise Wehrenfennig House is a modern and friendly leisure centre and is more popular than ever for youth camps, sports weeks and holidays. The concerns of Luise Wehrenfennig live on in it to the present day.
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