Equestrian statue of the emperor, flanked by allegorical figures representing war and peace, and bronze reliefs on the sides:
- 1806-1807: the demise of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation; a war-fury, symbolizing the Napoleonic wars, strides with scourge and a burning torch over Germania, lying on the ground. In the background is the flight of Queen Louise and her children in 1806, a childhood experience of Wilhelm I.
- 1870-1871: Borussia, receiving the crown from the statues at the founding of Empire, a reference to the adoption of the imperial dignity by Wilhelm I in 1871.
Karl Janssen 1896
- Karl Janssen (1855-1925), German sculptor.
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°13'26" - E 6°46'54")
Item Code: denw065; Photograph: 6 August 2009
/ updated: 2 March 2011
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