Originally a guardhouse in the 1800s, Neue Wache ( or New Guardhouse ) has been a war memorial since the 1930s.
It is really just a single room, containing a single sculpture, an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz’s Mother with her Dead Son. The sculpture is directly under the oculus ( a round, eye-like opening in the roof ), and so is exposed to the rain, snow and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolising the suffering of civilians during World War II.?
Latest posts by Rae (see all)
- Suicide Sue, Prenzlauer - 12/05/2014
- Das Verborgene Museum - 11/05/2014
- Street of the Paris Commune - 11/05/2014