Marble statue of the king in simple clothes. Holding a floral wreath, his left hand rest on a pedestal with a relief portrait of his wife, Queen Luise.
The base is decorated with reliefs, expressing a paean to the Tiergarten.
ihrem koenige friedrich wilhelm iii
die dankbaren bewohner berlins 1849.
drake fecit 1849
The monument was built as a thanks for the beautification of the Tiergarten, which was led by the king. It was funded by donations from all parts of the population. It was unveiled 3 August 1849.
The present statue in the Tiergarten a replica of 1981, the original is in the citadel of Spandau.
- Friedrich Drake (Bad Pyrmont 1805-Berlin 1882), German sculptor (Wikipedia).
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Location (N 52°30'41" - E 13°21'52")
Item Code: debe044; Photograph: 10 August 2013
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