On my walk through the Ilm Park (Park an der Ilm), I come across this monument to William Shakespeare. What a surprise. I did know that Weimar is known for Goethe, Schiller, and Herder. What is the link to Shakespeare? In fact, Goethe played an important role in this question.
This monument to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is located at a square named Holzmarkt (Timber market) in Naumburg (Saale). After the death of his father in 1849, Friedrich Nietzsche lived in this city from 1850 to 1856. His former home is now a museum dedicted to his life and work.
Monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg situated in the Altes Schloss (Old Palace) of Stuttgart. Eberhard (1445-14969 was the first Duke of Württemberg. He was also known as Eberhard im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded).
This monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff located next to the railway station Praterstern in Vienna was created by Carl Kundmann in 1896. Wilhelm von Tegetthoff was an Austrian admiral and got famous for the victory of Lissa (1866).
Monument to Johann Nepomuk Nestroy located near Nestroyplatz at the 2. district called Leopoldstadt. Johann Nestroy (1801-1862) was an Austrian singer, actor and playwright. He used comedy for parody and criticism in a period of strict censorship.
A monument to Peter Rosegger located in Kapfenberg. He was a famous regional poet in Styria. The monument mentions him as a poet of the forest which probably refers to the fact that he grew up in the forest nearby and wrote much about the life there.
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Riding the Wachau Railway I always wondered about the meaning of this big memorial just next to the tracks. After a visit at the Domäne Wachau I had the chance to learn more about it: It is a memorial about an engagement between French, Austrian and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars on Nov 11th, 1805. Continue reading →