Agapedia K19 - Herzenssache Home

Jürgen Klinsmann, together with his former youth coach Werner Gass from SC Geislingen, had the idea to get involved with children in the heart of Geislingen. In several meetings in 2017 and 2018, together with the city administration in Geislingen and OB Frank Dehmer as well as the schools, associations and providers of child and youth welfare, they have mobilised a consultation process in order to ensure the optimal use of the premises of more than 500 sqm for the children in Geislingen. Five working groups have identified the need for a children’s centre for children aged between 6-12 years and with a community dimension. The children’s centre is financially supported by the SWR And is therefore called “Agapedia K19 – Heart Matter House”.

“The way children see the world shapes the way they face it as adults.”

The K19 children’s center makes everybody feel welcome and part of a group. The center offers acceptance and protection for all, giving everyone the foundation and space to develop and pursue their own interests. It is of utmost importance for us to give all children between the ages six and twelve access to K19, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, or religion. Our work is characterized by its voluntary nature. Each child can participate in K19’s projects according to their own interests and desires. Since its opening in December 2019, between 80 and 100 children visit the children’s centre every day to make their free time meaningful in the afternoon. In addition, the K19 is a meeting place for associations and non-profit institutions that use the premises for their activities.

Local Contact


Sonja Maurer

Karlstraße 19,
73312 Geislingen an der Steige

Local donations account

Kreissparkasse Göppingen
IBAN: DE23 6105 0000 0049 0967 14

From left: Christin Florea (social pedagogue), Sonja Mauer (head of the Children’s Center Geislingen), Mike Schlotterer (BufDi), Aleyna Fil (volunteer from Turkey), Sandra König (social pedagogue), Rahel Rompf (social pedagogue)