Lapidarium (Berlin)

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Statue of the great elector in the lapidary

The Berlin lapidarium on the Landwehr Canal in Berlin-Kreuzberg served from 1978 to 2009 as the Senate's facility for the custody and exhibition of old stone monuments and monuments , which were thus preserved in a closed space for the future. They came mainly from the Schlossbrücke , Siegesallee and the Tiergarten . Often there are replicas of the originals at the original locations in nature .


The lapidary was the former Hallesches Ufer pumping station housed, which since 1977 as a technical monument under monument stands.

The lapidarium has been closed since 2010 and is no longer open to the public. A communications agency bought the building and converted it into a commercial space. The eight groups of figures on the Schlossbrücke returned to their historical location in East Berlin in 1981 , as did the Schiller Memorial in 1985. The monuments and busts on Siegesallee were moved from the Lapidarium to the Spandau Citadel in May 2009 . There they were restored and have been unveiled as part of the new permanent exhibition since April 2016 . Berlin and its monuments presented.

In the 2002 feature film Shots , the outdoor area with the characters from Siegesallee was extensively built into the plot.

More lapidaries in Berlin

Web links

Commons : Lapidarium (Berlin-Kreuzberg)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Technical monument pumping station, built according to a design by James Hobrecht
  2. Casper Mueller Kneer Architects: Radialsystem III

Coordinates: 52 ° 30 ′ 6 ″  N , 13 ° 22 ′ 40 ″  E