Tour „Western Jung-gu“ mit Prof. Mason

Fr, 22.03.2019
9:30 - 13:00

Freitag, 22. März 2019
Treffpunkt: 09:30 Uhr U-Bahnstation Chungjeongno (Line 2 grün), Ausgang 2 oben
Zur Planung des Anfahrtsweges bitte auf diesen link klicken. Die Tour endet gegen 13:00 Uhr am Namdaemun-Gate
Kosten: 15.000 KRW für Mitglieder, 25.000 KRW für Nichtmitglieder (Bezahlung bitte in bar vor Ort)

Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 10 Personen

Anmeldungen bitte hier.
A.nmeldeschluss: 20. März 2019

This is a fairly new and eclectic tour that covers some very interesting but yet perhaps little-visited sites on the west side of the center of downtown Seoul.
Sohn Gi-jeong Memorial Park contains the story of Korea’s greatest Olympic Hero (well, until Kim Yu-na) and a shining beacon of anti-Japan nationalism. By the statues of him atop the scenic hill, our guide will tell his dramatic tear-drawing triumphant story – and point-out the infamous “Hitler Tree”.
Yakhyeon Cathedral is actually the first major Catholic Church built in Seoul, pre-dating the more imposing and magnificent Myeong-dong Cathedral. Designed by the same priest-architect, it has a few interesting aspects to its construction and history.
Soseo-mun Park is a nice little oasis in the middle of urban madness, containing a few interesting relics and views from being the site of the now vanished “Little West Gate” in the city wall, and a major shrine for the many 19th-century Catholic Martyrs who were executed there.
Seoullo 7017 is the new artistic walkway created from an old overpass, offering some great views, that we will use to get between the park, the station and the gate.
Seoul Railway Station was constructed by 1925 as one of the most prominent and meaningful symbolic structures of the new Japanese imperial colonial rule over Korea – and is generally con-sidered the greatest architectural masterpiece remaining from those days. Closed for a decade as the new 21st-Century station (with KTX and shopping mall) replaced it, it has now been reopened as a charming and fascinating little museum combined with gallery of modern art.
Sungnye-mun (Gate of Exalted Ceremonies) was the main gate for the walled city of Hanyang (now downtown Seoul), and is now popularly known as “Namdae-mun” [South Great Gate]. It be-came the primary portal for the capital of all Korea, with varied practical and symbolic functions. A large “Namdae-mun Market” developed just inside the gate, where everything brought from every-where was sold or traded for fine crafts produced in the capital city – extensively urbanized all dur-ing the 20th Century, this largest of the remaining traditional markets in Korea has become a tourist attraction in its own right. The gate itself became a leading symbol of the traditional legacy of Seoul, and was designated as National Treasure #1. Its wooden superstructure was tragically burned a decade ago, however, and it has been beautifully rebuilt, with some good historical dis-plays.

Diese Tour findet auf Englisch statt und wird zusammen mit SIWA durchgeführt.

Fragen beantwortet euch gerne Wiebke Axebark.

Die Teilnahme an allen Veranstaltungen des Deutschen Clubs Seoul erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr. Mit der Anmeldung erklären sich die Veranstaltungsteilnehmer mit der Aufnahme und Speicherung von personenbezogenen Daten sowie mit der Veröffentlichung von Veranstaltungsfotos auf der Homepage des Deutschen Clubs Seoul einverstanden, sofern sie dem nicht widersprechen.