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City arms of Bad Tölz HISTORY IN PUBLIC
A PROJECT OF THE CITY OF BAD TÖLZ

THE HISTORIC TRAIL HINDENBURGSTRASSE

Upon the proposal of the First Mayor of Bad Tölz Josef Janker, the city council of Tölz decided on , to withdraw the honorary citizenship of the former President of the Reich and Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg retroactively and not to rename &qout;Hindenburgstraße" but instead to design a "walkable memorial / monument".

With regard to the question as to whether Hindenburgstraße ought to be renamed, there were definitely arguments in favour of this suggestion since the naming of a street always denotes a tribute to the person it is being named after. In this case, however, the mayor was persuasive and unanimously supported by council.

 

His argument inferred that a renaming of the street would simply result in forgetting history in a short time, whereas the goal was to remember and instill a sense of history. The city council thus approved the proposal to set up a project group comprised of experts for text and history to design such a memorial.

After clarifying the basic approach, the project group, made up of well-known personalities, compiled the texts for a panel and nine plaques, and put together the matching photo material. Since Hindenburgstraße had never been the scene of any actions or suffering, which would justify a monument, the conception "Historic Trail Hindenburgstraße" was chosen to define the project.

 

In conclusion, the Tölz city council approved the draft texts and decided on the design proposal of Julia Stelz from » SIJU DESIGN in Tölz. From six design drafts, the project group recommended two for the selection.

Those who follow the "Historic Trail Hindenburgstraße" virtually or in reality, will not only understand the ultimate motivation for this historic trail, but also become aware of the fateful and notorious role that Hindenburg played in paving the way for the illegitimate state of the National Socialists.

THE TRAIL

Explore the sites of the historic trail here (text and audio).

GALLERY

  • Historical photo and text material
  • The development of the plaques
  • Inspection of the historic trail
Historisches Bild- und Textmaterial

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First Mayor of Bad Tölz Josef Janker

City administration Bad Tölz / Am Schloßplatz 1 / 83646 Bad Tölz
Phone 08041 504-0 / Fax 08041 7 22 66 / poststelle@bad–toelz.de

DESIGN OF HISTORIC TRAIL, PRINT MEDIA AND WEB DESIGN:

SIJU DESIGN / WWW.SI-JU.EU

PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORIC TRAIL:

ADRIAN GREITER / WWW.ADRIAN-GREITER.DE

OTHER PICTURE CREDITS:

Historic gallery: City archive of Bad Tölz

Photo material on the information plaques: dpa Picture-Alliance GmbH

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