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one of eight marble statues adorning the sides of the schlossbruecke in the center of berlin.
designed and constructed on behest of King Friedrich I. by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1921 replacing a wooden bridge used mainly for the transport of material for the construction of the berlin palace.
the eight statues depict a heros life from early childhood to death and weren’t completed until after the death of Schinkel 1841.
during the second world war they were taken down and stored at a safe location. after the war, the bridge, left mostly undamaged was part of the east zone, whilst the statues were stored in the west and not returned until the mid-80’s. the city palace was torn down and the bridge redubbed marx-engels-bruecke. this was reverted in 1991 on the first anniversary of the german reunification.
Unter den Linden 1 10117 Berlin