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Regional Exhibition “Thuringia 2009”

Regional Exhibition “Thuringia 2009” “Humans, Nature and Urbanism 2009 - Bad Langensalza worth living" was the motto of the first and new form of country exhibition initiated by the Free State of Thuringia.

Together with The city of Bad Langensalza a series of events was presented by various stakeholders with the aim of attracting public interest in strategies for a successful ecological and sustainable urban redevelopment, but also to discuss the qualities and development perspectives of characteristic cultural and natural landscapes in Thuringia.

Contribution of UAS Erfurt:

In the contribution of the Research Group Cultural Landscape, Prof. Dr. H.-H. Meyer and his team did a research on the rural surroundings of the town of Bad Langensalza. Pursuing the concept of cultural landscape as an example of this region the essential historical elements were exhibited in a newly created "city-surrounding garden" at the Culture and Congress Center. The concept was also incorporated in a "city-surrounding hiking map".

Both contributions aim at the local public, the visitors and guests and also motivating different age groups. They deepen the understanding of the historical development and enable the practical experience directly on site. In the "City Surrounding Garden", opaque hedge ovals were planted for all 13 rural districts, in which 6-7 exhibition panels presented geographical basic data, sights, milestones of the history as well as typical features such as legends, customs, and festivities in the form of pictures and texts.

Other exhibition panels dealt with general themes of the cultural landscape in the region. The renovation of building facades and the contemporary use of historical buildings in compliance with the requirements of monument protection, the use of water bodies as an essential part of cultural landscapes and finally the changes in the landscape over the past two centuries as documented in old maps – all these topics were presented on the exhibition. The "Stadt-Umland-Wanderkarte", which belongs to the exhibition, contains not only the usual topographic designations but also all tourist and exhibition-relevant objects. Documented in a scale of 1: 25,000 it presents selected circular walks through all surrounding communities and gives a graphically attractive design brief information on the villages and the surrounding cultural landscape.

[Translate to Englisch:] Beitrag der FH Erfurt

[Translate to Englisch:] Im Beitrag der Forschungsgruppe Kulturlandschaft (Ltg. Prof. Dr. H.-H. Meyer) wurde das ländliche Umland der Stadt Bad Langensalza in den Vordergrund der Betrachtungen gerückt und dem Begriff der Kulturlandschaft am Beispiel dieser Region nachgegangen. Kernelemente sind die Ausstellung in einem eigens neu geschaffenen „Stadt-Umland-Garten“ am Kultur- und Kongresszentrum und eine darauf abgestimmte „Stadt-Umland-Wanderkarte“. Beide Beiträge zielen mit ihren methodischen Bausteinen auf die einheimische Öffentlichkeit, auf Kurgäste und Besucher und berücksichtigen unterschiedliche Altersgruppen. Sie ermöglichen das Nachvollziehen historischer Entwicklungsstadien ebenso wie das sinnliche Erleben unmittelbar vor Ort.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Die zur Ausstellung gehörende „Stadt-Umland-Wanderkarte“ enthält neben den üblichen Bezeichnungen alle touristisch und ausstellungsrelevanten Objekte. Sie führt im Maßstab 1 : 25.000 über ausgewählte Rundwanderstrecken durch alle Umlandgemeinden und gibt in graphisch attraktiver Gestaltung Kurzinformationen zu den Dörfern und der umgebenden Kulturlandschaft.

Kontakt- und Bezugsadresse:

Stadtverwaltung Bad Langensalza
Marktstraße 1
99947 Bad Langensalza

Tel. 03603 / 859157  |  Fax 03603 / 859154

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