Bike Touring Highlight
The Johannapark is an eleven-hectare, downtown near park in Leipzig. It merges seamlessly into the Clara Zetkin Park in the southwest and together with it and the Palmengarten forms a large park landscape, which continues in the north and south of the Leipzig floodplain forest.Thanks to the Leipzig banker Willhelm Seyfferth (1807-1881), who bought some meadows on the west bank of the Pleiße in 1858, we can now enjoy this beautiful park in the middle of Leipzig. There he built a park in English style based on designs by Lenné. He bequeathed this, with his death in 1881, in the will of the city of Leipzig.
September 1, 2015
He wanted to remember his daughter Johanna Natalie Schulz, who died at the age of 21. According to tradition, she was broken that she, according to the paternal desire according to the unloved Dr.. Gustav Schulz had to marry. Full of regret, her father remembered to leave to posterity something that would have been in their favor:"The idea of establishing a foundation from a capital destined for my deceased daughter, which would perpetuate not only her name, but also the predominant direction of her character 'to please others', prompted me to open the meadow of Professor Schwägrichen to buy at Kuhstrange. Designing them in a park and naming them Johanna Park is my intention. "
September 19, 2019
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