This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849 Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to 1856. His former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Thoughtful monument to Nicholas Winton located at the platform 1 of Prague main railway station. 669 Jewish children were rescued by trains organized by him in 1939. These trains brought the children to London just before World War II started. [German]
Probably the most known photo scene of Weimar: The monument to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. It is located on the Theaterplatz (Theatre Square) in front of the Deutsche Nationaltheater (German National Theatre).
The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) stands near the Furtwänglerpark in Salzburg. Personally, I love the idea to see this wild man as a counterpoint to all the high-class culture which is housed in the nearby Great Festival Hall (Großes Festspielhaus). By the way, in his left hand you can see the city arms of Salzburg. Continue reading →
This monument next to the Minorites Church (Minoritenkirche) is dedicated to the Austrian landscape and architectural painter Rudolf v. Alt. I loves his works because they show me how Austria looked like before photographers started to take pictures of Austrian sceneries and sights.
This monument dedicated to a legendary figure named Huckup was created by Carl Röder in 1905. The Huckup is a sort of Aufhocker, an undead who bothers hikers. I don’t give much for the idea of getting haunted by an undead but I like the interpretation for the Hildesheim Huckup.
Monument to the Austrian actor and singer Alexander Girardi (1850-1918) located in the Girardi park in Vienna. The monument shows him as ‘Valentin’ in the play ‘Der Verschwender‘, written by Ferdinand Raimund. In this play Alexander Girardi became famous with his rendition of a song titled Hobellied.
The monument to the Austrian writer Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872) was built in 1889 and displays scenes from his works. It is located in a public park of Vienna named Volksgarten, which is worth a visit, especially during the heyday of roses. [German]
The stone of Hus (Hussenstein) marks the supposed spot where Jan Hus was burned at the stake on 6 July 1415. Though the black boulder was named after Hus it also reminds of another victim burned at the same spot: Jerome of Prague.