Aweiden

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Aweiden or Aweyden was first a suburb of and then a quarter of Königsberg, Germany, located south of the city center. Its territory is now part of the Moskovsky District of Kaliningrad, Russia.

History[edit]

Aweiden was neighbored by Ponarth to the northwest, Speichersdorf to the north, and Schönfliess to the east. The estate of Aweiden was controlled by Königsberg by 1550; Johann Schnürlein, mayor of Kneiphof and ducal chamberlain, owned it in 1579.[1] Aweiden was sold in 1660 after a fire, but was eventually owned by the ducal official Friedrich Kupner (1648-1719).[2]

In the 19th century the estate was recreationally visited by Königsberg's upper classes.[3] Politically active students from the University of Königsberg held a commercium in Aweiden in 1835.[4] A competition featuring 600 gymnasts was held in Aweiden in 1862; it was so well-received that the Collegium Fridericianum made it an annual event.[5]

Aweiden was incorporated into Königsberg in 1939. The road Aweider Allee led from Mühlenhof at the Pregel south through Rosenau, Speichersdorf, and Aweiden to Königsberg's southern city limit.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gause I, p. 354
  2. ^ Gause I, p. 517
  3. ^ Gause II, p. 423
  4. ^ Gause II, p. 489
  5. ^ Gause II, p. 600
  6. ^ Albinus, p. 28

References[edit]

  • Albinus, Robert (1985). Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung (in German). Leer: Verlag Gerhard Rautenberg. p. 371. ISBN 3-7921-0320-6. 
  • Gause, Fritz (1965). Die Geschichte der Stadt Königsberg. Band I: Von der Gründung der Stadt bis zum letzten Kurfürsten (in German). Köln: Böhlau Verlag. p. 571. 
  • Gause, Fritz (1968). Die Geschichte der Stadt Königsberg. Band II: Von der Königskrönung bis zum Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs (in German). Köln: Böhlau Verlag. p. 761.