Some street names today in Hinschenfelde, in the Hamburg district of Wandsbek, still point out that there once must have been many oil and wood mills. First mentioned in a document in 1336, there began in the 18th century the settlement of tanneries, leather factories and brickworks. Also the Wandsbeker big industrialist Lucas Lütkens settled here and used his property as a summer residence. Around 1830 Lütkens had oak trees planted on his property. He also had a leather factory nearby and wanted to get the needed tannins from the bark and the leaves of his oak trees. 40 years later, his grandson, Caspar Oscar Lütkens, transformed the plantation into a park, today's Eichtalpark.
In 1926, the site was bought by the then self-sufficient city of Wandsbek and in the future made available to the public as "Wandsbeker Stadtpark". A year later, next to the historic iron gate of the southern entrance, a public bath was built for the visitors. The two sphinxes of the Lütken Park property, which were built in the 18th century, were integrated into the building and thus served as the southern main entrance. Since September 2005, the building is a listed building. After the Second World War, a large part of the tree population was cut down, but replanted in the 1960s. Today you can find here ten different oak species, including the Lebanese oak, the dyer and the willow oak.
Today, the Eichtalpark is one of the most popular parks in the northeast of the Hanseatic city with beautiful walking / hiking / biking trails.hamburg.de/parkanlagen/3055706/eichtalpark
October 22, 2019
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