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Liebichshöhe (between 1890 and 1900)
The Liebichshöhe today
View from the Liebichshöhe

Liebichshöhe was the name of a famous belvedere in Breslau .


The Belvedere was designed in 1867 by the Breslau architect Karl Schmidt (1836–1888) and financed by the businessman Adolf Liebich. The hill was part of the Wroclaw city fortifications until 1807 and was called the Pocket Bastion.

The buildings on the Liebichshöhe consisted of the actual Belvedere with a semicircular colonnade, fountain, restaurant and observation tower. On the dome of the observation tower stood the Viktoria by Christian Daniel Rauch .

In 1869 a monument was erected at the foot of the Liebichshöhe for Friedrich Schleiermacher , who was born in Breslau . The Gustav Freytag Fountain was built by Ignatius Taschner on the upper promenade in 1907 . In 1936 a colonial monument was erected on the east side of the hill, which is supposed to commemorate the fallen Germans in the former colonies. This was removed in 1945.

At the end of the Second World War , the command post of the Wehrmacht at the Battle of Breslau was located in the underground passages and casemates of the Liebichshöhe until mid-April 1945 . After the war, the hill was renamed Wzgórze Partyzantów (German Partisan Hill ). The monuments were all removed after the war. The observation tower was blown up in 1945.

In 1967, part of the former Liebichshöhe collapsed during a folk festival, with one dead and many seriously injured. After that, the area was cordoned off for many years and was only released again in 1974 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Copernicus Monument.

Today there is a café in the premises. Furthermore, the area is often used for outdoor concerts and operas. The building itself is currently in a poor structural condition.


Web links

Commons : Liebichshöhe  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Klaus Klöppel: Breslau. Lower Silesia and its millennial capital. 3rd edition, Trescher, Berlin 2010, p. #.

Individual evidence


Coordinates: 51 ° 6 ′ 17 ″  N , 17 ° 2 ′ 19 ″  E