Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Neukamp
(Stadt Putbus)
Lkr. Vorpommern-Rügen

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

am Meer

Preußensäule

Prussia Column

Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg
Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg
Cölln 1620 - Potsdam 1688
Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, known as "the Great Elector"
(Wikipedia)
Wilhelm Stürmer
1854

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Description

Monument commemorating the landings of the Brandenburg and later, Prussian troops on the island of Rügen in the year 1678. Sandstone statue (3.4 m high) on a column carved from one of the largest glacial erratics in North Germany, the Great Rock near Nardevitz on Rügen's Jasmund peninsula. The statue shows the Great Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg

Inscription(s)

On the column:

friedrich wilhelm
der grosse churfuerst
von brandenburg
landete hier
am xiii september
mdclxxviii
und siegte
verbuendet mit
christian v koenig
von daenemark

Frederick William
the Great Elector
of Brandenburg
landed here
on 13 september
1678
and won
allied with
Christian V King
of Denmark

On the base:

FRIEDRICH WILHELM IV
MDCCCLIV

Information Sign

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Annotation

Inaugurated on 15 October 1854.

Neukamp - Preußensäule

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 54°19'8" E 13°27'42"

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