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Großer Tiergarten - Points of interest - Areas worth seeing in the park

Luiseninsel


Luiseninsel, 2005; photo: Heribert Guggenthaler
Luiseninsel, 2005   photo: Heribert Guggenthaler

On the occasion of the royal couple's return from exile in East Prussia in 1809, eminent citizens of Berlin erected a monument in the form of an altar to Friedrich Wilhelm III and Luise on the smaller, so-called "Luiseninsel" — an island in the southeastern waters of the Tiergarten near Tiergartenstraße.

After a statue for Friedrich Wilhelm III had been erected in 1849 in the immediate vicinity of the Luise altar with donations from citizens, it was finally possible in 1880 to construct another statue, representing Queen Luise, on the neighbouring larger island, designed and decorated with ornamental flowers by the director of the Tiergarten, Eduard Neide.

During the 750-year anniversary of Berlin in 1987, the Luiseninsel park monument was restored and renovated and the marble statue was replaced by a copy made of concrete. The original statue was restored and returned to Luiseninsel in 2013.