Garden of Remembrance

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Created:28.8.2013 | Modified:19.5.2021

Address:BudyšínskáLiberec, 460 01GPS:50°46'32.4''N; 15°03'41.5''E[Map]
Liberec Garden of Remembrance came second in the 2013 Parks and Gardens competition in the Czech Republic. The garden is open to the public and contains some prominent tombs – such as that of the great entrepreneurial family of Liberec, the Barons von Liebieg, and situated in the middle of the park is a memorial from the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 (erected in 1868).

The site for the “Garden of Remembrance” was not chosen by chance. It is a symbolic reference and legacy of the past. Formerly the city cemetery (people were buried here until 1956), the place has now been transformed into a park.

Small artefacts are irregularly set into the granite paving to commemorate times gone by: tiles and parts of the roof from the former famed spa, parts of yellow tiles from the since demolished Ještěd department store, a spool from the Warsaw Cinema, part of the rails from the first tram line in Liberec, a polished black prism from Liberec crematorium, and other artefacts.

Fragments of memories of bygone times in the city of Liberec. At the beginning of the path there is a board that names the artefacts. Visitors to the garden have to seek them out, discover them and remember those times for themselves.