Jahnallee (Leipzig)

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Jahnallee 2010, view in west direction from Waldplatz.

The Jahnallee is a main road in Leipzig .

It was named in 1992 (or 1956 - see below) after the "gymnastics father" Friedrich Ludwig Jahn , who was captain of the Lützow Free Corps in April 1813 in Leipzig.

Jahnallee runs in an east-west direction over a length of 2,625 meters and connects the city center with the Lindenau district .

Its eastern end (between Jacobstrasse and Thomasiusstrasse) corresponded to the historic Ranstädter Steinweg and was previously called that. The other part (between Thomasiusstrasse and Lindenau) was called Frankfurter Strasse . With the construction of new apartment blocks in the “national” style in the front part of the Ranstädter Steinweg, the street between Waldplatz and Lindenau was merged into Stalinallee . Since 1951 in East Berlin , the III. World Festival of Youth and Students took place, one named the newly created "socialist street" between Waldplatz and Leibnizstrasse Strasse der III. World Festival .

Then, in the years 1954–1956, in the middle part of Stalinallee opposite the DHfK, the Leipzig Central Stadium was built , at that time Europe's largest stadium with a capacity of 100,000 seats. This event was another reason to rename the street, which should now get a name from the world of sports. It was decided in favor of Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, who was judged to be "revolutionary" by the GDR leadership because of his two years imprisonment and the subsequent life under police supervision in Freyburg an der Unstrut, and on August 1, 1956, the street was named Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn -Are . So that the name Jahn was not used for two streets in Leipzig, the former Jahnstrasse in Schleußig and Plagwitz were renamed Industriestrasse.

Tram underpass ramp, Jahnallee / Marschnerstraße junction

On January 1, 1992, the name was shortened to Jahnallee to make it easier to use - colloquially it has always been called Jahnallee for short. On October 12, 2005 it was decided to rename the front section (between Jacobstrasse and Thomasiusstrasse) in Ranstädter Steinweg , which came into effect on May 15, 2006.

In the Middle Ages, today's Jahnallee was part of the Via Regia , which crossed the Via Imperii in the inner city area .

Today it is a short section of Bundesstraße 87 and was originally supposed to be expanded to four lanes throughout, which was given up a short time later between Leibnizstraße and Waldplatz in favor of parking spaces. In the central position it leads the track bed for several lines of the Leipzig tram . In February 2006, the Marschnerstrasse / Jahnallee intersection was redesigned in the run-up to the 2006 soccer World Cup and the tram route was moved to an underpass for a height-free intersection .

As the largest multifunctional hall in the city, the Arena Leipzig was built in 2002 on Jahnallee next to the central stadium. Opposite the Arena Leipzig is the administration building of the AOK Leipzig , built by Otto Droge between 1923 and 1925 .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Gina Klank; Gernot Griebsch: Lexicon of Leipzig street names. Verlag im Wissenschaftszentrum Leipzig, Leipzig 1995, ISBN 3-930433-09-5 , p. 110 f.
  2. Brief description of Frankfurter Straße on leipzig-lexikon.de
  3. Info on “Stalinallee” in the Leipzig Lexicon
  4. Information on the “Strasse der III. World Festival ”in the Leipzig Lexicon
  5. ↑ Re- naming of the front part of Jahnallee, renaming and renaming of bridges. Leipzig Official Gazette No. 22 of October 29, 2005
  6. Notice on the effective renaming of a street and a bridge. Leipzig Official Gazette No. 8 of April 22, 2006
  7. ^ Office for Transport Planning of the City of Leipzig: Evaluation of the Jahnallee test phase. (PDF) March 20, 2007, accessed October 30, 2018 .

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Coordinates: 51 ° 20 ′ 32.3 "  N , 12 ° 21 ′ 40.2"  E