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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Witch’s Hut (Kildonan Park, Winnipeg)

Nestled among century-old elm trees in Winnipeg’s Kildonan Park, a small round hut was a Canadian centennial project by the German community of Manitoba. Dedicated and opened officially in October 1970, the hut was designed by architect Hans Peter Langes. Its masonry and handcrafted woodwork was done by John Nelson and terra cotta panels depicting the fairy tale of Hänsel and Gretel were created by sculptor Elfriede Berger. Full-scale images of Hänsel, Gretel, and the witch were hand-crafted by Josef Potempa.

Witch’s Hut in Kildonan Park

Witch’s Hut in Kildonan Park (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94428, W97.09956
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hans Peter Langes (1925-2008)


The History of the Witch’s Hut,” German-Canadian Congress (MB) Inc.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2020

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