Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hans Joachim von Zieten

General of the Cavalry Hans Joachim von Zieten, marble original by Johann Gottfried Schadow, bronze copy by August Kiss, Zietenplatz, Berlin
General der Cavallerie (General of the Cavalry) Hans Joachim von Zieten
Marble original by Johann Gottfried Schadow, 1794
Bronze copy by August Kiss, 1857
Berlin, September 2011

“The central section extending to Mauerstraße was called Zietenplatz from 1849 until 1945. The name comes from the statue unveiled in 1794 of the Cavalry General Hans Joachim von Zieten. It formed a unique ensemble of monuments on the square area together with five other statues of generals. Today, the building for representatives of the Province of Thuringia is on the northern corner towards Mauerstraße. The monument of the Hussar General von Zieten was erected again in 2003, followed by the sculpture of the Old Dessauer on 8 June 2005. The newly designed Zietenplatz, based on a design by the landscape architect Reinald Eckert, Berlin was presented to the public in June 2007.”

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