Public Art in
The Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain) was designed by
Reinhold Begas in 1886 . The fountain built in the Neo
Baroque style was a present to Wilhelm I from the Berlin town
The fountain features the statue of Neptune who is surrounded
by four figures that represent Germany's four greatest rivers,
the Rhine, the Vistula, the Elbe and the Oder.
The bronze statue of St Gertrude by Rudolf Siemering stands
in the centre of St Gertrudes Bridge. The bridge was built in
1894 by Otto Stahn near where St Gertrude's Hospital once
stood. St Gertrude was a 13th century mystic and the statue
depicts her giving a poor child a lily as the he drinks from a
Jewish Memorial Sculpture
A Memorial sculpture now stands on Grosse Hambuger Strasse on the site of the
first Jewish Home for the Aging in Berlin . The Nazi's had
turned the home into a detention centre and a collection
point for Jews. They were held there before being sent to
death camps at Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.
The sculpture depicts a group of Jews being led to their
Quadriga of Victory
The Brandenburg Gate is a Triumphal Arch and
stands on the former border between East & West Germany
in the city of Berlin. The Neo-classical gate was designed
by Carl Gatthard Langhans and was erected from
1788-1793 as a "Gate of Peace". The gate was inspired by the
Propylaea, the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The
structure is crowned by the "Quadriga of Victory", a statue
of a chariot drawn by four horses. The sculpture was
designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow.
The Siegessaule,a triumphal column, was
designed by Johann Heinrich Strack to commemorate the Prussian
victory in the Prusso-Danish War of 1864. The 69m column was
built from 1864-1873. The 8.3m high and 35 ton
gilded figure known as "Golden Else" was added later after
Prussian victories against Austria (1866) and France (1871).
The "Golden Else" was designed by Friedrich Drake and
represents the Godess of Victory.
The Siegessaule originally stood in the square in front of the
Reichstag but was moved by the Nazi Government
A sculpture outside the museum at Checkpoint Charlie, featuring butterflies on a
piece of the Berlin Wall.
Jewish Holocaust Memorial
The Jewish Holocaust memorial in Berlin began
construction in 2002 after years of contoversy and delay.The
memorial centerpiece consists of 2,700 concrete pillars of
different heights on a 600sqm site between the Brandenburg Gate
and Adolf Hilter's bunker. The pillars are designed to
represent a waving cornfield. Click here for more information
about the Jewish Holocaust Memorial.