Fockeberg wreckage hill
Leipzig's second highest point
The Fockeberg in the district of Südvorstadt is the second highest point in the city of Leipzig. Its history goes back to bombing during the Second World War. The rubble was transported from the city to the southern suburb on the present site of the Fockeberg via a rubble railway.
In the mid-1950s, material was removed to construct Leipzig's Central Stadium, reducing the height of the Fockeberg considerably. Over the years, wild bushes and trees grew on the rubble, making the hill home to some greenery. At the beginning of the 1980s, the Fockeberg finally received more targeted landscaping.
Numerous different events take place on the mound every year: The "Prix de Tacot" soapbox race and the Fockeberg time trial are just two of many examples. Furthermore, the two neighbouring parishes of St. Bethlehem and St. Hedwig hold an annual ecumenical service here.
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