The South Park is one of the bigest Wrocław parks. In contrast to other city parks, it was built from a scratch. In 1877 the landlord of significant areas, such as Partynice and Borek in the south of the city, famous Wroclaw businessman and philanthropist Julius Schottländer gave the park to the city in exchange for connecting Borek to the power grid, sewage, gas and water mains.
On this land till 1892 the landscape architect Hugo Richter and botanist Ferdinand Cohn had created a park with meadows and a large pond, over which the brewer Georg Haase built a stylish restaurant. The restaurant hasn’t survived but the park is still in the same place. Now it`s even bigger, with fountains, a pond and Landsberg`s terrace with a nice view.
In 2004 the monument of Fryderyk Chopin was placed in the park. It is almost four metres high and shows the composer who sits on a sofa and listens to the sounds of music.
Every day hundreds of people walk in the park with their children and dogs and a lot of cyclists ride their bicycles and joggers do their sport there. It is a beautiful place to spend some free time with your family or friends to discover something new every time you are there.