JOHANNAPARK | remembering
Location: Johannpark, Leipzig
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Part of a floodplain forest. The park was built between 1858-1863 by businessman W. Seyfferth to remember his daughter, who died at the age of 21 after being forced to marry a man she didn’t love. The park was designed by the famous garden artist, Peter Lenné in the English landscape garden style and contains many exotic tree species.
Today the park is larger, expanded in part because of buildings destroyed during the Second World War, the land became part of the park. Johannapark today merges into the adjoining Clara Zetkin park, named after another woman. Zetkin was a socialist-communist German politician, peace activist and woman’s rights activist (1857-1933).