Landscape has had a central meaning for the German youth movement of the Weimar Republic. The bourgeois part of this movement has developed respectively taken over (Riehi, LSns, France) an immobile ideal picture of landscape which corresponded to a preindustrial societies way of nature appropriation and power structure. Their perception of landscape ignored people living there. Man was understood not as a social being but as coined by landscape, culture was understood as rooted in the landscape. Therefore a change of landscapes was perceived as destructive for culture and man. The immobile picture of an ideal landscape has been stable over the last five or six decades with some groups of society. It has had its highpoint during National socialism, but is of influence still today in Germany. It appears that this immobility is detrimental towards conceptions of a democratic society at the doorstep to the 21st century.