Mickiewicz Park

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Mickiewicz Park with fountain in Gubin

The Adam Mickiewicz Park ( Polish : Park Adama Mickiewicza ) is a 0.6 hectare public park in Gubin , a town in the Polish part of Lower Lusatia . The park lies between Ulica Dąbrowskiego in the north, Ulica Słowackiego in the south and Lubsza , which borders it in the east and west. It is named after the Polish national poet and most important representative of Polish romanticism Adam Mickiewicz .

Memorial stone for Mickiewicz

The area of ​​today's park was once a swamp low, which was overgrown with trees. In 1873 the area was cleared and Wilhelmsplatz was created. A year later a memorial was erected there to commemorate 100 soldiers of the Guben city ​​battalion who died in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871. On the initiative of City Councilor Adolph Jackeschky , the park that is still preserved today was created around the square. In his honor, the residents of Gubin erected a boulder from the former city forest in what is now Dzikowo and put up a memorial plaque. On the 100th anniversary of Mickiewicz's death, the tablet was removed and replaced with a marble slab in honor of the national poet. To the south of the boulder is a well that was originally set up in front of the town and main church. On the base was a sculpture “Carp Boy” made in 1791 by a sculptor from the Royal Academy in Berlin . The city's beautification association moved it to its present location in 1908 on a base with four fish heads. The figure is no longer preserved. Located on the grounds of oak , linden , maple , larch , chestnut , acacia , trees of life , yew , elm , gods Baume and Book .

The park is part of a “green path” with which “closer tourism networking of Guben and Gubin” is to be achieved. Funding from the project Operational Program for Cross-Border Cooperation Poland (Lebus Voivodeship) - Brandenburg 2007-2013 will be used.

To the west of the park there is a gate and a piece of wall that is supposed to remind of the city wall from the 15th century. It is a gift from the haulier Wilhelm Wilke, who bequeathed this building to the city in 1892.

Web links

Commons : Mickiewicz-Park  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A memorial with a double story , website of Niederlausitzer Verlag Guben, accessed on July 4, 2013.
  2. br: Green path should make the neighboring city more attractive . In: Lausitzer Rundschau , December 7, 2009, accessed on July 5, 2013.

Coordinates: 51 ° 57 '2.2 "  N , 14 ° 43' 48.1"  E