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Castle Bridge
Castle Bridge
Schlossbrücke
Schlossbrücke
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Berlin
Bridge(s)

between 1821 and 1824

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The construction of the Schlossbrücke was part of the new city plan for the entire area between the castle and the Opera Square so forcefully championed by Schinkel. Through the widening of the bridge to the entire width of the street and the erection of monumental ornamentation with statues, for the first time the street Unter den Linden appeared as an uninterrupted axis from the Brandenburg Gate all the way to the castle. In combination with the simultaneous redesign of the Lustgarten and the new construction of the Neue Wache, Schinkel created a generous and harmonious city layout and thus brought to bear the grandest monuments of the city in accordance with their importance. The groups of figures and reliefs extended the artistic agenda of the Neue Wache as a memorial for the victorious conclusion of the Wars of Liberation and, in combination with the statues of the generals, constituted a part of the main street of the city in its new conception as "via Triumphalis". The figures depict young heroes whose struggles and deaths are attended by the victory goddesses Nike, Iris and Athena. Between the pedestals, wrought iron railings are mounted with sea horses, tridents and dolphins in reference to the water below. The eight groups of warriors projected by Schinkel and executed in Carrara marble by sculptors of the Schadow and Rauch schools, were not completed until 1842-57. The sculptures were stored in safety during the war and finally re-erected at their original location in 1983-84.
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Gustav Bläser (1813-1874)
Warrior attacking the enemy, protected by Pallas at his side
Group
1854

Friedrich Drake (1805-1882)
Nike crowns the warrior
Group
1857

Heinrich Möller (1814-1885)
Athene arms the warrior for his first battle
Group
from 1846 to 1850

Hermann Schievelbein (1817-1867)
Pallas Athene teaches the boy the art of spear-throwing
Group
1853

Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841)
Nike instructs the boy in heroic history
Group
1847
Pallas Athene teaches the boy the art of spear-throwing
Group
1853
Athene arms the warrior for his first battle
Group
from 1846 to 1850
Nike crowns the warrior
Group
1857
Pallas leads the warrior in battle
Group
1853
Warrior attacking the enemy, protected by Pallas at his side
Group
1854
Iris, carrying the fallen hero to Mount Olympus
Group
from 1841 to 1857

Ludwig Wilhelm Wichmann (1788-1859)
The goddess Nike supporting a wounded warrior
Group
approx. from 1855 to 1857

Albert Wolff (1814-1892)
Nike instructs the boy in heroic history
Group
1847
Pallas leads the warrior in battle
Group
1853

August Wredow (1804-1891)
Iris, carrying the fallen hero to Mount Olympus
Group
from 1841 to 1857
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