A (hi)story playground has been designed as the crowning highlight of the redesign of Pirna’s Friedenspark. Once home to a rope-making factory, the site today offers a playground based on the theme of rope-making. The small alley between the Friedenspark and Dr. Wilhelm-Külz-Straße, “Seilergäßchen” (rope-makers’ alley) is testimony of the area’s past.
The playground depicts various processes and tools involved in rope-making as well as ways of using rope products. The slide house embodies the “factory building” where the rope is made and various climbing options which follow on from this depict the production process in the factory. This begins with the small rope reels on which the threads made out of hemp are wrapped. The yarns are wound up on the rope walk and twisted into a thicker rope with the aid of the wooden guiding tool. The rope is then wound onto a big rope drum via the transport wheel. Further play stops depict reels and spindles as well as the finished rope which was then hung on beams by the rope-makers. The nest see-saw demonstrates the many uses of rope products.
The playground and, with this, the complete Friedenspark project, was officially festively opened on the Day of the Promotion of Urban Development on 11 May 2019.
In the park by the river Elbe, next to the Elbe cycle path, everything revolves around the theme of water and shipping.
In the green area, numerous play islands and a skate park invite children to play and romp.
Bridges are the subject of the Jagdschloss Graupa park, also the site of the Wagner museum and memorial.