Berlin: Friedrich des Grossen


Located on the Unter den Linden is the monumental statue of Frederick the Great (Friedrich des Grossen) also known as ‘Alte Fritz’. The statue is the work of the German sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch who founded the Berlin School of Sculpture.Construction of the statue began in 1839 and was completed in 1851. The statue was built to honor King Frederick II of Prussia who reigned as German Emperor from 1740-1786.


The bronze statue is 13.5m high with the King sat on his favourite horse Conde and features four life sized figures of cavalry commanders at each corner of the pedestal.

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