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Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

Figure on top of the Wild Man Fountain

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) has existed since the beginning of the 17th century on different fish markets in Salzburg. Its water basins helped to keep the fish fresh. The fountain got its name from the statue on top of it. The sculpture symbolizes male power and the bond with nature.

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Monument to Franz Grillparzer

Monument to Franz Grillparzer at Volksgarten in ViennaThe 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.

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Monument to Eberhard I

Monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

Eberhard I (1445-1496) is considered the first Duke of Württemberg. In numerous publications, he is also referred to as Eberhard im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded). This equestrian statue made of bronze stands in the courtyard of the Altes Schloss (Old Palace) in Stuttgart. Today, the castle serves as the location of the Landesmuseum Württemberg.

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Monument to Alexander Girardi

Monument to Alexander Girardi in Girardi park

The monument to Alexander Girardi (1850-1918) lies on a small green space between the traffic streams on Girardiplatz in Vienna. So the actor and operetta singer does not have to complain about a small audience, even if the most car driver passes this park without taking a notice of the white statue.

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Monument to William Shakespeare in Weimar

William Shakespeare Monument in Weimar

Not far from the artificial ruins in Ilmpark stands a monument to the English writer William Shakespeare. The tribute of a British poet in Weimar surprises, but there are interesting links. Goethe is considered one of the main protagonists in the German Shakespeare reception in his time.

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Architecture Bauhaus Monuments

Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

Construction site of the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

I love to visit construction sites of museums. They help to understand how the interior structure of the exhibition building is designed. With curiosity and blue protective coatings on my shoes, I enter the shell construction of the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar. Its opening is scheduled for April 2019.

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Architecture Henry van de Velde Monuments

Ernst Abbe Monument in Jena

Ernst Abbe Monument in Jena

The monument to Ernst Abbe reminds me more of a temple than of a simple monument. A look through the glass increases the impression. The dainty image of the industrialist and social reformer Ernst Abbe rests on a massive herm and is optically framed by bronze plaques.

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Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale)

Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

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.

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Hall of Liberation in Kelheim

Hall of Liberation at Kelheim, Germany

The Hall of Liberation (Befreiungshalle) is a Neoclassical monument on Michelsberg hill near the town of Kelheim. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in the German Campaign of 1813 (Befreiungskriege).

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Monuments Roman Empire

Monument to Julius Caesar

Monument to Julius Caesar in Cividale del Friuli, Italy

This monument in Cividale del Friuli remembers of Julius Caesar who founded the city in 50 BC. The name of the area of Friuli origins from this place which founding name was Forum Iulli.

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Monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff

Memorial to Wilhelm von Tegetthof at Praterstern, Vienna

This monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff stands next to the railway station Praterstern in Vienna. The column was designed by Carl von Hasenauer, the statue is a work by Carl Kundmann. Wilhelm von Tegetthoff was an Austrian admiral and became famous for the victory of Lissa (1866).

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Monument to Franz Wirer

Monument to Franz Wirer in Bad Ischl, Austria

This monument in the spa gardens (Kurpark) of Bad Ischl is reminiscent of Franz Wirer von Rettenbach, who is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in this place. Remarkable in the design of the memorial, I find the extraordinary size of the bust.