Thursday, January 3, 2013

Schiller-Denkmal

Schiller-Denkmal, Monument to Friedrich Schiller by Reinhold Begas, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Schiller-Denkmal (Monument to Friedrich Schiller) by Reinhold Begas, 1859
Gendarmenmarkt
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Organ-grinder - Französischer Dom - Deutscher Dom - Café Achteck

“The memorial to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), one of Germany’s most revered poets and playwrights (Maria Stuart, William Tell) sits dignified in the middle of Gendarmenmarkt. Crafted by Reinhold Begas in 1871, it was squirreled away by the Nazis and ended up in West Berlin after WWII. In 1988 it returned across the Wall following an exchange of artworks between the two German states.”
(Lonely Planet, Berlin)

2 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Love the contrast of the black railing...very impressive.

Dina said...

An exchange of artworks? That was civil of them.
Ah Schiller, so many hours we devoted to his dramas in German courses in America.