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Denkmal für Kaiser Wilhelm I

Denkmal für Kaiser Wilhelm I

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  • Kathrin

    The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Hamburg is an equestrian statue in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The statue created by Johannes Schilling, including four allegorical figures, was erected on the Rathausmarkt in 1903, but has been in the ramparts at the level of the Justice Forum since 1930.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser-Wilhelm-I.-Denkmal_(Hamburg)

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    • November 14, 2021

  • ravnsbak

    Equestrian statue and groups of figures belong to the monument, which was erected in 1903 for Kaiser Wilhelm I, the founder of the German Empire, by the Senate and the citizens.
    The design by Johannes Schilling was created in 1889 on the occasion of the competition for the Berlin national monument.
    When the monument was implemented in 1930, parts of the monument were moved to Sievekingsplatz and reassembled here in 1997.

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    • November 7, 2021

  • Willi

    The imperial monument comprised an area that was around 80 by 30 meters higher than the town hall. Two separate, quarter-circle-shaped stone balustrades crowned with bronze vases framed the square on the city side. The inside of the balustrades was decorated with bronze reliefs, which thematized the founding of the empire in 1871, the imperial proclamation in Versailles and the reception of the returning soldiers in Hamburg. Four allegorical assistance figures standing in front of the corners of the balustrades complemented the reliefs. They symbolized the laws introduced by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck during the reign of Wilhelm Ikultur-port.de/blog/kulturmanagement/14023-kaiser-wilhelm-denkmal-hamburg.html

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    • November 26, 2021

  • Jknord

    The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Hamburg is an equestrian statue in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The statue created by Johannes Schilling, together with the additional four allegorical figures, was first erected on the Rathausmarkt in 1903,

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    • January 26, 2022

  • JR56

    The equestrian monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I was not always in its current place in the ramparts of Planten un Blomen. First it was on the Rathausmarkt. Back then, in 1903 in the presence of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the town hall square looked completely different than it does today. The arrangement at that time was probably quite pompous. In 1929/1930 the equestrian monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I was moved to the courthouse on Sievekingplatz. The chief building director at the time, Fritz Schumacher, wanted to redesign the Rathausmarkt. There was also criticism of the monument. The removal of the emperor on horseback, on the other hand, again led to counter-criticism in Nazi Hamburg; especially in connection with the Hamburg Memorial and its installation.In 1961 the Kaiser had to move again. Since the International Garden Exhibition (IGA) was taking place in Planten un Blomen in 1963, space was needed.Kaiser Wilhelm is located at its current location with a view of the Laeizhalle. Every day, thousands of motorists stand at the traffic lights and eagerly await the green light, ignoring the old Kaiser. Four allegorical figures belonging to the original ensemble are placed on the meadow around it. The figures symbolized the uniform imperial law, the uniform measurement and coin system, the invalidity and old-age pension law and world traffic.The sculptor Johannes Schilling created the equestrian portrait, in which the emperor is deliberately not seen in full military gear, but rather in a simple uniform and spiked helmet. This was intended to show a simple emperor.The equestrian monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I is not the first of its kind in Hamburg. Another equestrian monument was unveiled in Altona as early as 1898.denkmalhamburg.de/kaiser-wilhelm-i-reiterdenkmal

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    • May 13, 2022

  • Jknord

    The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Hamburg is an equestrian statue in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The statue, created by Johannes Schilling, was first erected on the Rathausmarkt in 1903,

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    • January 26, 2022

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