The city park in Taucha, formerly named " König-Albert-Park" (King Albert Park), is a relaxation oasis with a variety of sights.
The city park in Taucha, formerly named " König-Albert-Park" (King Albert Park), is a relaxation oasis with a variety of sights. Its development began in 1896, whilst its inauguration took place on 23 April 1898, for the occasion of King Albert of Saxony's 70th birthday and his 25-year anniversary as king. The Royal Chief Forester from Wermsdorf offered the city his expert advice. The first of the planting on the historic Weinberg land occurred under the direction of Leipzig's advisory forest manager, Kutschke. The singer terrace, rose garden and two monuments were later additions. The observation tower, built atop the highest point of the Weinberg, ceremoniously inaugurated on 08 May 1913, is to be seen as the central focus of the park.
After climbing a total of 99 steps, the viewer is treated to an attractive, panoramic view of the city of Taucha and its surroundings, from a 16-metre-high platform (total height: 22 m). The observation tower was repeatedly abandoned to decay. In 1995, the culturally and historically significant object was, however, extensively renovated.