Empress Augusta Monument
From Stadtwiki Baden-Baden
|Empress Augusta Monument|
|Size||Height 2.7 m|
|Creator||Joseph von Kopf|
|Date of Construction||1892
|Dedicated To||Augusta von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach|
The Empress Augusta Monument is located in the section of the Lichtentaler Allee, known as the Museum Mile. It is reminiscent of Empress Augusta von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, who was, together with her husband Emperor Wilhelm I, a frequent and most welcome guest in Baden-Baden.
The monument is a marble bust of Empress Augusta, which the sculptor Joseph von Kopf created in one and a half times life-size. The bust stands on a granite pedestal, which was designed by Friedrich von Thiersch. At the upper end of the base there is the inscription "Kaiserin Augusta" and at the bottom the inscription "Gewidmet von der dankbaren Stadt Baden" ("Dedicated by the grateful town of Baden" - Baden-Baden received the double name later). The monument was unveiled in 1892 by Prince Hermann von Sachsen-Weimar. Originally, it was located further north and was then moved to its current position during the construction of the Museum Frieder Burda.
- Bäuerle et al. Stadtführer Baden-Baden - Altstadt - Villen - Allee Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichte Baden-Baden e.V. 1994, ISSN-NR. 0936-742X p. 131 et seq.