Goethe-Schiller Monument



© Photographed October 20, 2016
Erected 1908
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.052971, -87.970026 (monument location)
43.054333, -87.970774 (parking to access the monument)

Erected by the German Citizens of Wisconsin
and dedicated to the city -- June 15, 1908
Rededicated September 14, 1960
German-American Societies of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe's 250th birthday
August 28, 1749
celebrated on August 1, 1999 by the
German-American Societies of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The monument is located at in the central west section of Washington Park, near the bandshell, and is accessible from the Lloyd Street entrance, west of its intersection with Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208.

NOTE: This park is HUGE. Enter the park from the Lloyd Street entrance, turn right, and follow the road to the parking area to access the monument. Once you're in the parking area, it's easy to spot the monument. See PDF map of the park and Google map below.

The Goethe–Schiller Monument is a public artwork by German artist Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel located in Washington Park, which is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The bronze sculpture from 1908 depicts two men, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller, one holding a laurel wreath and the other a scroll. The 12-foot artwork rests upon a 26-foot-long granite base. The bronze sculpture is a recasting of the statue incorporated into the 1857 Goethe-Schiller Monument in Weimar, Germany.








Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 79
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Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright in 1793 or 1794
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Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com.
Goethe-Schiller Monument, Washington Park, Milwaukee.




The nearby bandshell (above).
The bandshell columns (below).


View of the monument from the Band Shell.


Beautiful fall!


View of the monument from the parking area.


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