Schiller Monument at Berlin Konzerthaus

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Schiller Monument

Located in front of the Konzerthaus on the Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin, Germany is a statue of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. Schiller was a noted poet, philosopher, playwright and author living in the 18th century. Among his most famous works is the poem “Ode to Joy,” upon which Beethoven based his final movement of his Ninth Symphony. Pictured at Schiller’s feet are four allegorical figures: History, Philosophy, Lyric Poetry and Tragedy.

I saw this during my 2014 trip to Germany with Luthertours. Unfortunately, we did not get to stop and examine the statue or concert house more closely–the architecture is reportedly remarkable and the acoustics among the top 5 in the world. It is definitely a place to visit if you are ever in Berlin.

Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin

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