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William Shakespeare in Weimar

Monument to William Shakespeare in Weimar 20180504

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.

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Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale)

Monument to Friedrich Nietzsche in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

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.

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Monument to Alexander Girardi in Vienna

Monument to Alexander Girardi in Vienna

On a small green square near the Karlsplatz, I come across a monument to Alexander Girardi. He carries a wood plane under his arm. What does that mean?

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Monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

Monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg

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).

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Monument to Wilhelm von Tegetthoff in Vienna

Memorial to Wilhelm von Tegetthof at Praterstern, Vienna

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).

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Monument to Johann Nestroy in Vienna

Monument to Johann Nepomuk Nestroy in Vienna

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.

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Monuments to Elisabeth of Austria

One can still find monuments to Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, in different places of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

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Peter-Rosegger-Monument in Kapfenberg

Monument of Peter Rosseger in Kapfenberg, Austria

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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Napoleonic war memorial in Loiben

Napoleonic war memorial in Loiben, Austria

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.

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Monument to Sisi at Wiener Westbahnhof

Statue of Sisi at Wiener Westbahnhof in Vienna, Austria

The 9th day of my InterRail journey ended at the railway station Wiener Westbahnhof in Vienna. It was nearly midnight when I arrived. Only the statue of Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) bid me welcome.

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Monument to Sisi in Merano, Italy

Monument of Sisi in Merano, Italy

In a park of Merano I came across a monument to Empress Elisabeth of Austria who was a very important guest in Merano. It happens to be I met her twice on this day. My trip ended in Vienna where I saw another monument at the railway station Wien Westbahnhof.

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Monument to Sisi in Vienna, Austria

Monument of Elisabeth at Volksgarten in Vienna

This monument to Empress Elisabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria is located at the Volksgarten in the 1st district of Vienna. The monument was designed by Friedrich Ohmann, the statue was created by Hans Bitterlich. More…