Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Grosser Stern

Otto von Bismarck

Schönhausen 1815 - Friedrichsruh bei Hamburg 1898
German-Prussian statesman, Prime Minister of Prussia, 1862-1890; designed the German Empire in 1871, becoming its first Chancellor; nicknamed "The Iron Chancellor"
(Wikipedia)
Reinhold Begas
1901

Berlin /  Otto von Bismarck   Berlin /  Otto von Bismarck

Description

As you see from these photos, the Bismarck monument was under construction while we visited Berlin.

Großer Stern

The Victory Column and the statues of Bismarck, Roon and Moltke originally stood in Königsplatz (now Platz der Republik), at the end of the Siegesallee (Victory Avenue). As part of the preparation of the monumental plans to redesign Berlin into Welthauptstadt Germania, in 1939, the Nazis relocated the column and the statues to their present site at the Großer Stern (Great Star), a large intersection on the city axis that leads from the former Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace) through the Brandenburg Gate to the western parts of the city.

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Location (N 52°30'57" - E 13°20'59")

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Item Code: debe055; Photograph: 10 August 2013
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