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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(Frankfurt am Main 1749-Weimar 1832)
German writer and polymath; considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture
Fritz Schaper

Berlin /  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Berlin /  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Marble statue of Goethe with a scroll in his hand, standing on a round pedestal with three allegorical sculpture groups:
  1. The muse of Poetry, a seated woman with a lyra, accompanied by Eros, a winged nude boy with a arrow.
  2. The muse of Science, a seated woman with a large book, accompanied the Genius of Research, by a boy with a torch upward.
  3. The muse of Drama, a seated woman writing on a scroll, with the Genius of Drama, a standing winged boy with an torch downward, symbol of death.

Berlin - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Berlin - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Berlin - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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F. SCHAPER. 1880.


From 1987 to 2010 the monument was replaced by a concrete replica made Harald Haacke.

Berlin - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Sources & Information


  • Cupido (Amor) / Eros
  • Drama (allegory)
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Muse
  • Poetry (allegory)
  • Schaper, Fritz
  • Science (allegorical figure)
  • Statue
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 52°30'49" - E 13°22'35")

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    Item Code: debe040; Photograph: 10 August 2013
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