Magdeburg Sports Walk of Fame — Magdeburg, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 52° 07.950 E 011° 38.235
32U E 680497 N 5779055
Quick Description: Since 2007, this "Walk of Fame" at the street 'Breiter Weg' honours athletes with a direct connection to Magdeburg for their achievements
Location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Date Posted: 2/7/2020 2:19:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM12253
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

Die Stadt Magdeburg hat in den vergangenen 100 Jahren mehr als 100 Sportler hervorgebracht, die bei Olympia und Welt- und Europameisterschaften über 400 Medaillen in ihre Heimatstadt brachten. Die Stadt blickt auf über 90 Medaillen bei Olympischen Spielen, über 200 Medaillen bei Weltmeisterschaften, 120 bei Europameisterschaften und zahlreiche Titel von Vereinsmannschaften zurück. Seit 2007 ehrt dieser "Walk of Fame" am Breiten Weg Sportler mit direktem Bezug zu Magdeburg für ihre Leistungen, durch die sie auch den Namen der Stadt in alle Welt getragen haben.
Im Pflaster sind runde Bronzetafeln mit den Namen und Erfolgen eingelassen, u.a. für:
- Stefan Kretschmar (Handball, Silbermedaille Olympia 2004)
- Günther Dreibroot, Ernst Gerlach, Hartmut Krüger, Wieland Schmidt, Ingolf Wiegert (Handball, Goldmedaille Olympia 1980)
- Antje Buschschulte (Schwimmerin, Weltmeisterin 2000, 2001, 2003)
- Arno Bieberstein (Schwimmer, Goldmedaille Olympia 1908)
- Jürgen Sparwasser (Fußball, Bronzemedaille Olympia 1972)
- Erich und Joachim Rademacher, Max Amann, Emil Benecke, Otto Cordes (Wasserball, Goldmedaille Olympia 1928)
- Gustav-Adolf "Täve" Schur (Radrennfahrer, Weltmeister 1958 und 1959)


In the past 100 years the city of Magdeburg has produced more than 100 athletes who brought more than 400 medals to their home town at the Olympic Games and World and European Championships. The city looks back on more than 90 medals at Olympic Games, more than 200 medals at World Championships, 120 at European Championships and numerous titles of club teams. Since 2007, this "Walk of Fame" along the Breiter Weg has been honoring athletes with a direct connection to Magdeburg for their achievements, through which they have also carried the city's name around the world.
In the pavement there are round bronze plaques with the names and successes, e.g. for:
- Stefan Kretschmar (Handball, silver medal Olympic Games 2004)
- Günther Dreibroot, Ernst Gerlach, Hartmut Krüger, Wieland Schmidt, Ingolf Wiegert (Handball, gold medal Olympic Games 1980)
- Antje Buschschulte (Swimmer, world champion 2000, 2001, 2003)
- Arno Bieberstein (Swimmer, gold medal Olympic Games 1908)
- Jürgen Sparwasser (Soccer, bronze medal Olympic Games 1972)
- Erich and Joachim Rademacher, Max Amann, Emil Benecke, Otto Cordes (Water Polo, gold medal Olympic Games 1928)
- Gustav-Adolf "Täve" Schur (Racing Cyclist, world champion 1958 and 1959)


source: Stadtmarketing "Pro Magdeburg" e.V.

Hours of Operation:
24/7


Admission Prices:
free


Hall of Fame website URL: [Web Link]

Time Required for Full Experience: Under 1 hour

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