Bike Touring Highlight
The Johannapark is an eleven hectare large, downtown park in Leipzig. In the southwest it merges seamlessly into the Clara-Zetkin-Park and together with it and the Palmengarten it forms a large park landscape that continues in the north and south in the Leipzig floodplain forest.
We owe the fact that we can enjoy this beautiful park in the middle of Leipzig today to the Leipzig banker Willhelm Seyfferth (1807-1881), who bought some meadows on the west bank of the Pleiße in 1858. There he had an English-style park laid out according to Lenné's designs. With his death in 1881, he bequeathed these to the city of Leipzig in a will.
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 because, in accordance with her father's wish, she met the unloved Dr. Gustav Schulz had to marry. Full of remorse, her father thought of leaving something for posterity that would have been in her favor:
“The idea of establishing a foundation from a capital that was planned for my deceased daughter, which would perpetuate not only her name, but also the predominant direction of her character 'to make others happy', prompted me to visit Professor Schwägrichen's meadow to buy on Kuhstrange. To make it into a park and to call this Johannapark is my intention. "
September 19, 2019
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