Słubfurt city map
In 1999 the city of Słubfurt was founded based on the former cities of Frankfurt and Słubice. Thus Słubfurt is the first city where one half is located in Poland and the other in Germany. The identity of the Słubfurt residents is found somewhere in the middle, the residents are both German and Słubfurt, Polish and Słubfurt – or even Chinese and Słubfurt. If you wish to experience this space you will have to at least determine where Słubfurt starts and where it ends. The city wall of Słubfurt was determined with a compass on the map and based on the principle of „Mengenlehre“ (set theory): a circle was drawn around Germany, another around
Poland, and where the two circles intersected became the midpoint for a third circle which represents an overlap of the whole of the first two sets. The first part of the city wall of Słubfurt was inaugurated on 2.7.2004 in Słub and the second part was completed on 21.12.2007 for Furt. The mayors who officiated in both parts until 2010, Mr Ryszard Bodziacki and Mr Martin Patzelt, inaugurated the city wall at an official ceremony. Since two parts of the wall act as a bracket around the Słubfurt city space and in this way define it as a space in our heads, every resident of Słubfurt can order a piece of the city wall for the lounge or their garden. A Słubfurt resident is anyone who feels like one regardless of where they live in the world. You too are thus entitled to the wall.
The coat-of-arms and emblem of the city portrays a rooster perched on an egg. To date renowned researchers argue about how the rooster got onto the coat-of-arms. The rooster was already depicted in the coat-of-arms of the former cities of Frankfurt and Słubice and could therefore be adopted as a common symbol between the two cities. Legend has it that on their way into France the Franks accidently left behind a gallic rooster on crossing the river Oder. The city fathers and mothers of Słubfurt placed the rooster on an egg and thereby provoked people to think about the basic philosophical question of life. What came first…? Between 2005 and 2007 the national symbol of Słubfurt crowed on the bridge on the hour every hour. The first casting of animal calls took place in February 2005 and 63 residents attended. A jury, consisting of Austrian famers, chose the best rooster call. The winner, Damian Mielczarek, received a prize of 500 Euros. You can download the rooster crowing from the Słubfurt web page as well as a hip-hop rooster for the younger generation.
Słubfurt played a pivotal role in the organisation of the olympics of the frontier zone. Nation states all over the world have discovered that sport and especially the olympics can play an important role in promoting identification with the nation. An entire society can be induced to identify themselves with a person dressed in the national colours, especially if such a person breaks all world records. We have made use of this pyschological phenomenon and it acts on the inside as well as on the outside: As soon as the soccer team consisting of players from Słub and Furt sets eyes on the opposition from Gubia, the Słubfurt team is united as one. Traditional Słubfurt disciplines are teeing off across the river Oder or competing with each other as to who can throw a cigarette butt as far as possbile. The Olympics of Słubfurt against Gubia in 2008 were a huge success and as a result Zgörzelic und Musknica also wanted to participate in the next Olympics. Even the metropolitan city of New Szczettin showed much interest.
ul. Słubfurcka – Słubfurt Street
After many controversial discussions a decision was finally taken and on Sunday, 23.2.2003 at about 22:00 two streets in Słubfurt were renamed. The former Rosa Luxemburg Street is now called Słubfurter Street and the ul. Jedności Robotniczej has been renamed ulica Słubfurcka. In this way both parts of Furt and Słub are joined by this street. If you happened to amble along the Karl Liebknecht Street down the hill towards the city bridge, you are already on the Słubfurter Street. The street passes over the bridge and then continues to the left towards the pedestrian zone and changes its name to the polish ul. Słubfurcka. History was made again on Tuesday, 4.3.2003 at 19:00 when we raised our glasses and proposed a toast to the city bridge. Thus an important street renaming campaign started. For instance, today the ul.Mikolaja Kopernika is located in Furt and the Nikolaus Copernikus Street in Słub which also is home to the ul. Goethego, whereas the Adam Mickiewicz Square is located in Furt.
Słubfurt: city on the
Oder 25 min, 2004
Director: Michael Kurzwelly JanPoppenhagen
50 min, 2005
Director: Jan Poppenhagen
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The Infopoint was inaugurated in 2004 in the “quo vadis zone” and travelled from city to city in order to inform people about the microclimate of Słubfurt and offered the best Cabernet-Sauvignon at wine tastings and which is cultivated in the vineyards bordering the river Oder at Słubfurt. After the travelling Infopoint bus was stolen, the Słubfurt tourist information centre relocated to the “Bridge Plaza”.
Cultural healing In Bad Słubfurt Zdroj the medical aid pays for cultural healings In 2018 cultural mineral healing waters were discovered and since then Słubfurt has been called Bad Słubfurt Zdroj. If you are given a script by a Słubfurt doctor for cultural healing, the medical aid KURORT SłUBFURT KASSA will pay for you to participate in the various creative workshops such as art, photography, carving, pottery, drama, writing, drumming, dance, gardening and many other workshops. Cultural healing is thus part of the health policy and the public service. Some of the cultural healing events are offered on a regular basis on the Bridge Plaza/ Plac Mostowy and other events are arranged by the KURORT SŁUBFURT KASSA on request.