Monuments in Danzig

Kriegerdenkmal at Holzmarkt

The monument to the fallen soldiers from Danzig taking part in the wars against Denmark in 1864, Austria in 1866 and France in the years 1870 to 1871 was unveiled on 8 May 1904, at Holzmarkt (Targ Drzewny). It had a shape of stone obelisk with a height of 14 meters with the figures of three Germanic warriors. The obelisk set in a small fountain.


A postcards issued on the occasion of the unveiling of the monument.



Kriegerdenkmal.





Details of the monument.



The monument survived the World War II in relatively good condition, but was demolished in 1946 based on resolution of the City Council in Gdansk.

Monument in 1945.



On 10 May 1965 the monument of king Jan III Sobieski was set at Targ Drzewny. The monument was moved from Lauenburg (Lviv).

Monument of Jan III Sobieski in Lauenburg and Danzig.



Monument of Kaiser Wilhelm at Holzmarkt

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial was unveiled on Heumarkt (Targ Sienny) on 21 September 1903, the German emperor Wilhelm II participated in the ceremony. Bronse fiure of Kaiser Wilhelm I on horseback was set on a granite basement. Figures of Borussia - the personification of Prussia, Vistula - a symbol of the river and Aegir - the Germanic god of the seas were placed around the base.


The unveiling of the monument with the emperor.



Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal.



The monument was destroyed in 1945.

Monument in 1945.



War column and Gefallenendenkmal

In 1915 the war column - Kriegssäule was built on the ruins of St. Elisabeth bastion. Kriegssäule was a symbol connected to old roman tradition, there was a war column called columna bellica at the front of Bellona temple on Mars field in Rome. It was a place where Senat of Rome declared war against enemies lands and where the salutes were given to commanders comming back from war expeditions.


Kriegsäule on St. Elisabeth bastion.



In June 1933 the new monument - Gefallenendenkmal given to war offers was opened on the same place, it was also called Landeskriegerdenkmal.

Gefallenendenkmal.



After the war, new authorities set on monument text in Polish: "Here lie the remains of an unknown fighter of the Polish ideas tortured by the Nazi executioners. Honor to his memory!". At least the monument was broken down in 1950s.

The monument at the late 40s.



Monument of russian soldiers at Hagelsberg

Monument has a shape of obelisk with orthodox cross. It was founded by tzar Nikolai I in 1898 and located near Hagelsberg. The monument was dedicated to russian soldiers, who died during fights for Danzig in 1734, 1807 and 1813.


Russendenkmal.



Monument has survived to modern times, was completely renovated in the 90s.



Kriegerdenkmal at Wallplatz

The monument was dedicated to the soldiers of 4th East Prussian Grenadier Regiment killed during the war in 1870-71. Urn-shaped monument topped with an iron cross was set on an octagonal base. Next to the monument two mortarswith sets of 4 balls were placed.


Kriegerdenkmal des 4. Grenadier-Regiments.



Monument survived World War II in relatively good condition and was finally demolished in May 1969

Monument after 1945.



Monument for fallen soldiers of 5. Grenadier Regiment at Wiebenwall

The monument built in 1933 was founded by Caroline von Manstein nee Puttkamer. It was dedicated to soldiers of 5. Grenadier Regiment who took part in World War I. It has a shape of plain obelisk set in a fountain.


Kriegerdenkmal 5. Grenadier-Regiments.



The monument survived to modern times, only inscriptions were removed after the World War II.

The monument after 1945.



Monument of 128 Infanterie Regiment

Monument dedicated to soldiers of Danziger Infanterie Regiment No. 128 set on 7 April 1906, at the yard of barracks + Herrengartenkaserne.


128. Infanterie Regiment Denkmal.



The monument was destroyed in 1945.

Monument of 33. Fusiliers Regiment

The monumnet was dedicated to soldiers of 33. Fusiliers Regiment fallen during war in 1870-71. The monument was placed on exercise square before the Wijbe barracks near Mottlau river. It had a shape of stone obelisk with the iron cross on the top.


Monument of 33. Fusiliers Regiment.



The monument was destroyed in 1945.

Kriegerdenkmal in St. Katharinenkirche

Monument dedicated to soldiers killed during the war in 1914-1918 set in one of the niches in St. Katharinenkirche. Stone monument had form of cube with a metal cross, a steel helmet, two bayonets and the inscription: 1914-1918 Gefallenen Unsern disc set of sandstone. It was designed by prof. Friedrich Fischer.


Kriegerdenkmal in St. Katharinenkirche.



The monument was destroyed in 1945.

King August III monument in Artushof

Monument made by Johann Heinrich Meissner between 1772 - 1755, the monument was taken to National museum in Danzig.


August III Denkmal.



The monument perished during 2nd world war.

Luther's monument in Marienkirche

The monument was set on the occasion of 400 anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther and was unvailed on 10 November 1883.


Lutherdenkmal.



The monument was destroyed in 1945.

Monument of fallen Austrian soldiers

The monument located on garrison cemetery was dedicated to Austrian soldiers fallen during prussian-austrian war in 1866. It has a shape of four mortars set on a basement. It was revealed in 1913.


The monument survived to modern times.

The monument today.



Monument of fallen soldiers from cruiser Magdeburg

The monument located on garrison cemetery was dedicated to 14 soldiers from cruiser Magdeburg who died in 1914. It has a shape of kolumn with names of the soldiers. The anchor was set next to the monument.


Denkmal für Gefallenen vom Kreuzer Magdeburg.



The monument survived to modern times.

The monument today.



Monument of Danzig's policemen

The monument was dedicated to fallen policemen of Freie Stadt Danzig and is located at garrison cemetery. It has a shape of brick wall with table with police tschako and inscription: Unsern Toten.


The monument survived to modern times.

The monument today.



Daniel Gralath monument

Monument was dedicated to former mayor and founder of Great Avenue. The monument with form of boulder with table located at Große Allee (Al. Zwyciêstwa) was revealed in 1900.


Gralath Denkmal.



After 1945 the monument was dedicated to scouts. In 2004 it was again dadicated to Daniel Gralath and the new table with inscriptions in polish and german was set on it.

The monument after 2004.



Fountain at Winterplatz (Maslany Market)

Fountain located centrally on Winterplatz (Maslany Market) was founded by G. & A. Aird from Berlin in 1875. Medallions with images of famous people: Mayor Leopold von Winter (JEG honor named for a square), Johann Heinrich Lintz mayor, city council chairman Theodor Bischoff and urban construction adviser Julius Licht were placed on the fountain.


Fountain on Winterplatz.



Fountain was destroyed in 1945.

Gutenberg monument

In July 1840, during the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing in the woods of Jäschkental a wooden arbor was built. In 1890 it was replaced by a metal structure, and five years later a bronze statue of Gutenberg was set in the arbor.


Gutenbergdenkmal.



The monument was removed in 1945. In 1998 new figure of Gutenberg was set in the arbor.

Monument to the heroes in Uphagen park

Monument dedicated to World War I heroes was set in Uphagenpark in Langfuhr, 17 July 1927. The inscription on the monument: Den Helden 1914 1918.


Helden Denkmal.



The monument was destroyed after 1945.

Monument to fallen seamen in Langfuhr

Unveiled on 25 June 1939, the monument of German seamen who died during World War I had the form of a boulder with a table. Monument called Skagerrakstein or Marine-Gedenkstein set on Skagerrakplatz (now Bishop Edward O'Rourke Square).


Skagerrakstein.



The table was removed after 1945.

The monument today.



Monument of Prince Friedrich Karl in Langfuhr

The monument of Prince Friedrich Karl of Preussen had a form of life-size figur set on a pedestal.


Prinz Friedrich Karl Denkmal.



The monuments did not survive till now.

Monument to fallen soldiers of 17 Regiment of Foot Artillery

Monument in the form of a high stone column with gold ball on top was unveiled on Sunday, 2 September 1925 in the presence of the last prewar commander of the regiment, Gen. Hans Gravenstein. Monument was set on one of the shelters of Strandbaterie in Brösen park. It commemorated the 812 fallen soldiers from 17 Regiment of Foot Artillery. The designer of the monument was a famous architect Adolf Bielefeldt.


Denkmal für Gefallenen des Fußartillerie-Regimentes Nr. 17.



The monument was blown up in the early 60s.

Monument to fallen soldiers in Neufahrwasser

Unveiled on 1 October 1922, before the front of Himmelfahrtskirche, was devoted to those citizens of Neufahrwasser who died during World War I. Monument designed by prof. Friedrich Fischer had the form of a tall column with the ball with an iron cross on the top. Four tables with the names of the fallen and the table with the inscription: Den im Kampf 1914 - 1918 für deutsche ihre gefallenen Söhnen Neufahrwassers Heimat was set on the base.


Kriegerdenkmal in Neufahrwasser.



The tables and iron cross were removed after 1945. In 1957 the monument was rebuilt to the chapel by setting on existing base the figure of Virgin Mary.

Monument today.



Kriegerdenkmal in Emaus

The monument with the form of obelisk was dedicated to soldiers, citizens of Emaus who died during World War I. It was revealed in 1923.


The monument was damaged in 1945.

The monument before the renovation.



Kriegerdenkmal in Heubude

The monument with form of obelisk with the eagle on the top was revealed on 28 August 1921 in the park near Heid See (Pusty Pond) in Heubude. It was dedicated to citizens of Heubude fallen during World War I.


Kriegerdenkmal.



The monument was destroyed after 1945.

Kriegerdenkmal in Oliva

The monument in the form of column was dedicated to fallen soldiers and located in Schlosspark in Oliva.


Kriegerdenkmal.



The monument was destroyed after 1945.

Queen Luise monument in Oliva

The stone monument with bronze eagle on the top was set on the top of Karlsberg (Pacholek hill) in 1889 and dedicated to German queen Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Fredrik III.


Luisendenkmal am Karlsberg.



In 1945, the eagle and a memorial table were removed from the monument. During the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the battle of Olive the monument was dedicated to King Sigismund III and the battle of Oliwa in 1627

Monument today.



Monument to fallen aviators in Zoppot

Monument with form of a boulder with a commemorative table and an anchor was set in Nordpark and officially unveiled 28 June 1914. Monument was dedicated to the airmen who died in a plane "Westpreussen" crash on 7 February 1913. The table inscription: "Den Gedenken an Kapitänleutnant Jenetzky und Maschinistenmaat Dieckmann, verunglückt am 7 Februar 1913 mit Wasserflugzeug Westpreussen".


Fliegerdenkmal im Nordpark.



The table was removed from the monument in 1945 and few years later the monument was dedicated to fallen seamen.

Monument today.



Kriegerdenkmal in Zoppot

Monument in the form of boulder with the eagle on its top was set on a hill in 1909. It was dedicated to soldiers killed during the Franco-Prussian War in the years 1870-71. After 1918, the memorial table with the names of Zoppot citizens killed during World War I was added.


Kriegerdenkmal.



In 1945 the eagle was removed and taken to Soviet Union and the monument was dedicated to soviet soldiers died in 1945.

Monument today.



Monuments to the leash in Zoppot

Small monuments with figures of dogs set in Nordpark. They should remind about the obligation to use a leash.


Leinenzwangdenkmäler im Nordpark.



The monuments did not survive till now.

Monument of Kaiser Wilhelm in Zoppot

The monument with form of obelisk was dedicated to Kaiser Wilhelm and set near villa Stolzenfels.


Kaiser Wilhelm-Denkmal.



The monument did not survive till now.

Schlageter monument

Monument with form of a boulder called Schlageter-Gedankstein was located at Sternweg (¯eromskiego street) to memory of German nazi Albert Schlageter.


Schlageter-Gedankstein.



The monument did not survive till now.

Kriegerdenkmal in Bohnsack

The monument with form of obelisk was dedicated to citizens of Bohnsack who died during World War I. It was revealed on 17 September 1922.


Kriegerdenkmal in Bohnsack.



The monument did not survive till now.