Georg-Rothgiesser-Park - Bielefeld, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kittyposse
N 52° 01.173 E 008° 32.504
32U E 468553 N 5763311
Quick Description: Little park in downtown Bielefeld, commemorating bicycle pioneer Georg Rothgiesser.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 12/25/2012 12:27:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZX2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
When the area of the former "Dürkopp Tor 6" plant was reconstructed to become an urban quarter for housing, art, culture and professional education as an associated project of the Expo world exhibition in Hannover in year 2000 (visit link), this included a small park for recreation. It was named to commemorate Georg Rothgiesser (1858 - 1943), a businessman, engineer, inventor, publisher and amateur bicycle racer, who was one of the pioneers of the Bielefeld bicycle industry. Being a Jew, Rothgiesser became a victim of the Holocaust and was killed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Features of the park include benches, a playground, a climbing wall, a sculpture (waymarked here) and some murals (waymarked here) on the wall of the youth hostel in direct neighbourhood. At one entrance of the park (where the coordinates have been taken), there is a stone memorial and a plaque with some details of Rothgiesser's life.
Name: Georg-Rothgiesser-Park

Street Location: Carl-Schmidt-Str. / Dürkopp Tor 6 Gelände

Local Municipality: Bielefeld

State/Province, etc.: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Country: Germany

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: yes

Date Established: 2000

Picnic Facilities: no

Recreational Facilities:
Children's playgrond, artificial climbing wall

Monuments/Statues: no

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): yes

Fountains: no

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: no

Special Events: no

Traditional Geocaches:
Dürkopp Tor 6

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