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Denkmal für tödlich verunglückte Reiter

Monument to riders who had a fatal accident

after 1935

Putbus /  Denkmal für tödlich verunglückte Reiter   Putbus /  Denkmal für tödlich verunglückte Reiter


Plaque with a relief of a rider and two laurel wreaths, with text, commemorating three famous rider who died during a sportive competition:
  1. Friedrich Sigismund Prince of Prussia (Berlin 1891 - Luzern 1927), he was considered one of the best horsemen in Germany. On 5 July 1927 in an international tournament at Lucerne, he fell from a horse while doing a difficult jump, and his foot got caught in a stirrup. Before he was able to free himself, the horse trod his chest multiple times, breaking five ribs and causing other injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died the following day from his injuries (Wikipedia).
  2. Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Langen (Klein Belitz 1887 - Potsdam 1934), horse rider who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics. He died as a result of a fall in a military competition in Döberitz (Wikipedia).
  3. Axel Holst (Vallby, Sweden, 1891 - Berlin 1935), Swedish born rider and German officer, killed in a riding accident


Es starben den Reitertod
im sportlichen Wettkampf
für Deutschland

friedrich sigismund prinz
von preussen luzern 6.vii.1927
carl friedrich freiherr von
langen-parow döberitz 2.viii.1934
axel holst berlin 2. i 1935

They died the horseman's death
in sportive competition
for Germany

Friedrich Sigismund Prince
of Prussia, Luzern 6 July 1927
Carl Friedrich Freiherr von
Langen-Parow, Döberitz 2 August 1934
Axel Holst, Berlin 2 January 1935


Under the text: MvV

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Location (N 54°21'0" - E 13°28'34")

Item Code: demv009; Photograph: 1 August 2016
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