This equestrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius is a replica of that one, which used to stand on Capitols Square (Piazza del Campidoglio) in Rome until 1979. The sculpture in Tulln commemorates that a Roman camp named Comagena was the predecessor of the modern city. [German]
This memorial in Vienna commemorates the journalist and esoteric Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is considered the founder of anthroposophy. The monument in the Swiss Garden (Schweizergarten) saw its construction in 1981. The bronze relief is a work by the artist Elisabeth Oling-Jelinek. [German]
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.
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).
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.
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.
This fun sculpture is placed next to a memorial plaque to the Austrian actor Hans Moser. Schulpture and plaque are located in Gumpoldskirchen, a centre of wineries south of Vienna. Besides his movies and plays Hans Moser became famous for singing a song about the ‘Reblaus’ (‘Pyhlloxera’).
This monument to Johann Nepomuk Nestroy stands near Nestroyplatz in the 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). Johann Nestroy (1801-1862) was an Austrian singer, actor and playwright. He used comedy for parody and criticism in a period of strict censorship.
Monument to Peter Rosegger located in Kapfenberg. He was a famous regional poet in the Austrian state of Styria. The monument mentions him as a poet of the forest (Waldpoet) which probably refers to the fact that he grew up in the forest nearby and wrote much about the life there.
Riding the Wachau Railway I always wondered about the meaning of this big memorial just next to the tracks. After a visit to the Domäne Wachau, I had the chance to learn more about it: It is a memorial about an engagement between French, Austrian and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars on Nov 11th, 1805.