Freinsheim - Verein Stiftung Freinsheim e.V.


Verein Stiftung Freinsheim e.V.

Verein Stiftung Freinsheim e.V.
Nördliche Ringstraße22
67251 Freinsheim

Phone : (0049) 6353-934330


Since 1993, the association Stiftung Freinsheim e.V. has been involved in public space projects in Freinsheim. The purpose of the association is "to promote and carry out activities that strengthen and stabilise the reputation of the town of Freinsheim in matters of monument preservation, landscape protection and culture."

The Freinsheim e.V. Foundation can look back on a total of 10 successful projects.

The first project was the restoration of the headless figure of Peter ("Virgin without a head") in 1995. The figure stands as a duplicate in the inner gate of the Zwinger/Eisentor.

From 2000 to 2002, the Dr. Kausch Baroque Garden was laid out on the eastern edge of the Old Town. In addition to the rose and lavender beds, the central design elements of the garden are the Baroque garden house, which was rescued by the Freinsheim painter Franz Lind and has now been restored, and a fountain.

In 2002, the cemetery tower, a preserved tower of a medieval chapel "Zu unserer Lieben Frau" from the 12th century, was also restored.

In 2003, the Freinsheim e.V. Foundation undertook the restoration of the historic graves of the Retzer family and the gravestones of other important citizens of Freinsheim (cemetery monument zone). In 2005, greening measures followed at the Zwinger and in Erpolzheimer Straße.

In 2007, the "Good Fountain" was repaired.

In 2009 - 2010, the Jost-Mocker-Pharmacy Garden was created in close proximity to the Baroque Garden. A fragrance and herb garden with numerous raised beds containing medicinal plants on a wide variety of health topics. In the line of sight in the direction of the former pharmacy stands the "God of Healing Aesculap and his Daughter Hygeia", a sculpture made of Corten steel and sandstone by the sculptor Mathias Nikolaus from Bad Dürkheim.

In 2013, a green area on the southern city wall was redesigned and upgraded. The result is an area on the outer tour of the city wall with an almost life-size sculpture entitled "The Washerwomen" by Prof. Eberhard Linke. The bronze sets a special accent at this location and is reminiscent of Freinsheim's former washing place nearby.

In 2017, the two sculptures, the "Herb Picker" and the "Gardener's Wife", based on designs by the painter and sculptor Franz Lind, were installed in the Jost-Mocker-Pharmacy Garden.

The establishment of a memorial stele in 2019 at the entrance to the garden commemorates the pharmacist Gertraude Mocker (1925-2009), who initiated and made possible the creation of the garden by donating the land to the town of Freinsheim.

Since 2021, a new bronze sculpture in honour of the pharmacist, created by the sculptor Mathias Nikolaus, has adorned the entrance to the Jost-Mocker-Pharmacy Garden.

The projects to date have been realised on the one hand through financial donations from the "Fritz-Carl-Wilhelm-Stiftung", private individuals, companies, banks and associations. The two gardens in particular, however, could only be realised, in addition to the financial donations, through the voluntary and sometimes tireless efforts of citizens as well as local craftsmen, businesses and winegrowers. The gardens are still largely maintained today by the voluntary commitment of bed sponsors and citizens of the town of Freinsheim.

In addition to the structural and artistic projects, the foundation awards the "Stadtmauer-Ring" to people who have rendered outstanding services to the town of Freinsheim.

The contact person is Ms Annette Leuckel, Tel. 06353-934330

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