Officer riding school in Soltau
The officer riding school in Soltau was a training facility of the Prussian army. There, both cavalry and officers from other branches of the army learned to ride as well as special riding maneuvers. German, non-Prussian and other foreign officers also attend courses here. There was another officer riding school in Paderborn .
The riding school was founded in 1913 and was located on Winsener Straße . Due to the British attacks on Soltau in April 1945, General Command X from Hamburg issued the order on April 10th to move the school to Bad Oldesloe in Holstein . The following day a column of wagons and horses first moved in the direction of Bispingen via Lauenburg over the Elbe to Itzehoe. The school's soldiers were taken prisoner there. This ended the history of the riding school.
The facilities were later used by the Soltau riding and driving club until 1975, and the Alte Reithalle event center has been located on the site since 2003 . The hall has an area of 660 m² and is used for numerous events such as trade fairs, conferences and concerts. It offers space for a maximum of 750 people.
- Wolfgang Bargmann : The city of Soltau in the history of Lower Saxony. Volume 3. From the end of the First World War in 1918 to the beginning of the second phase of urban renewal in early 2009 , Mundschenk, 2009. ISBN 3-933802-19-9
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