Robert Tautz (1871–1936 · journalist / tenant)

Tautz was a reformer, publishing manager, printer and journalist born in 1871. He maintained close and friendly ties with the Friedrichhagen circle of poets including Paul Kampffmeyer and Erich Mühsam, the latter becoming a resident of the Horseshoe Estate. These men shared Tautz’s sense of community culture. Together with Adolf Otto, Tautz was involved in the founding of the German Garden City Society DGG and the non-profit building cooperative Gartenvorstadt Gross-Berlin (Greater Berlin Garden Suburb). He also actively supported the construction of the Falkenberg estate and was one of its first residents. Robert Tautz lived together with his wife and seven children at Akazienhof 25. In the 1920s, he enlivened the community by publishing the estate newspaper Der Falkenberg and was a key organiser of Falkenberg’s summer festivals.