Monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff

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Memorial to Wilhelm von Tegetthof at Praterstern, Vienna

This monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff stands next to the railway station Praterstern in Vienna. The designer of the column was 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). [German]

I’m impressed by the six naval rams decorating the memorial, which remind me of the style of Roman monuments (columna rostrata) for naval victories.

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