Arch with a platform on top. The keystone has the date 1895. On this platform is an obelisk with the dates 1870-71, crossed swords and a laurel wreath, a cross and text plaques; on top is an eagle. On the four corners of the platform are stone busts of:
- (east) Kaiser Wilhelm I (Berlin 1797-Berlin 1888), King of Prussia and German Emperor, 1861-1888 (Wikipedia).
- (north) Kaiser Friedrich III (Potsdam 1831-Potsdam 1888), King of Prussia and German Emperor from 9 March to 15 June 1888 (Wikipedia).
- (west) Otto Fürst von Bismarck (Schönhausen 1815 - Friedrichsruh bei Hamburg 1898),
German-Prussian statesman, Prime Minister of Prussia, 1862-1890; designed the German Empire in 1871, becoming its first Chancellor; nicknamed "The Iron Chancellor"
- (south) Helmuth Graf von Moltke (Parchim 1800 - Berlin 1891), Generalfeldmarschall (Wikipedia).
von Einwohnern des Kirchspiels
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Location (N 53°30'37" - E 9°43'45")
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Item Code: dens347; Photograph: 14 April 2016
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