If you enter the Volkspark from the north, from the Hasenheide street, than you can't
miss the monument. You'll see it.
Friendrich Ludwig Jahn was born at 11.8.1778 in Lanz near Perleberg. He died at 15.10.1852 in
Freyburg at the Unstrut. Most of the time, he was not very far away form Berlin. So he had to be
honored in this guide.
In 1811 he opened the worlds first public ground to practice gymnastics. Near that area, people
still play football. Turks and German do it voluntarily, peacefully and disciplined, without the
need of a organization. Everybody can join them, but at least one should bring a ball. Mister Jahn
would enjoy that. For him, gymnastics had to be popular, including celebrations, dance and