deliveries of granite from Stångehuvud to monuments in Germany
An article in the 1908 yearbook "Sveriges Geologiska Undersökningar"
relates that piedestals made of granite from Stångehuvud were delivered to the Warrior
Schwerin. This was the beginning of numerous deliveries of granite from
Stångehuvud to the middle and northern parts of Germany.
from Stångehuvud has been cut for monuments in several German cities.
A number of these relate to the German emperor Wilhelm
I (1797-1888). Around ten of them were destroyed during
the Second World War.
at a map of Germany with places where granite from
Stångehuvud was delivered.
from Stångehuvud was delivered to monuments in these cities (red point•
= the bedplate of granite is no longer there).
Kaiser Wilhelm-monument, made by the sculptor Robert
Baerwald (1858-1896). The
monument was inaugurated in 1891.
Wilhelm-monument (photo). The monument was unveiled in the summer 1899 and consists of a 3,5 meter high
bronze figure on a base of granite. The
work is made by the sculptor Paul von Woedke.
Wilhelm-monument, (photo). The
statue, made in marble of Paul Otto (1846-1893) in 1892, is the only one where the emperor Wilhelm I is portrayed in
civilian clothes. The monument was unveiled in May 1893 and has also two reliefs.
a bronze bust on a granite base that honoured the jewish scientist and
child specialist Eduard
Henoch (1820-1910). During the Nazi regime in the beginning of the
1940´s the monument was destroyed and it is assumed that the bronze
bust, made by the sculptor Martin Wolff, was melted down.
Wilhelm-monument in Schöneberg, (post card)
Luther-monument was built near Maria church, Berlin in 1895 in memory of Martin Luther, as one of many German
Luther-monuments. Parts of the monument with bases of granite
from Stångehuvud, were damaged in air raids during the Second World War. The bases and
some figures were destroyed, but
the statue of Martin Luther remains and is situated to the north of the
photo. The monument was raised in the summer of 1899 at Schultze-Delitzsch-Platz
in Luisenstadt in Berlin-Mitte. It honours the German
Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808-1883).
The monument has some small damage to the granite at
honouring the Chancellor Otto Fürst von Bismarck (1815-1898).
honouring the Prussian Field Marshal Helmuth Karl Bernhard
The monuments, post
card 1, post card 2,
were raised in 1899 close each other at Marktplatz, but are no longer
there. The three bronze statues were melted down after the Second World
Ludwig-monument, an equestrian statue of bronze, raised in 1898 at Friedensplatz,
made by Fritz Schaper
Wilhelm-monument in Westfalenpark, photo. The
monument was raised in 1894 and the bronze figure is made by the German sculptor Johannes Schilling (1828-1910).
victory monument, made by the statue maker Robert
Henze was raised in September 1880 to honour the victory in the
Franco-Prussian war of1870/71 and as a magnificent memorial to fallen
citizens in Dresden. The buildings in the neighbourhood were severly
damaged during the Second World War. The monument, with marble busts and
different granite types, came through the war fairly well, but was torn
down in 1949, for political reasons.
Semper-monument, photo), made
by J. Schillingy, situated at the Brülschen
Terrasse, honours the architect, the art critiic
and professor of architecture Gottfried Semper (1803-1879). He was during
part of his life a resident of Dresden.
Wilhelm-monument. The work with the granite base for this equestrian
statue, that was finished in 1903, is mentioned in the newspaper "Skärgården"
in May 1899: "At Stångehuvud the firm Kessel & Röhl is
working with a magnificent base for the equestrian statue of the emperor
Wilhelm I, that will be placed in Hamburg". The equestrian statue,
was made by J. Schilling. The statue, which was damaged during the
Second World War, is still in place, but the original granite base has been replaced by a base
Reuter-monument (bust of Ernst Paul) was inaugurated in 1888 and
honours the author Fritz
Reuter (1810-1874) who studied in Jena during the years 1832-33.
• König Friedrich
Wilhelm-monument, an equestrian monument that was inaugurated in the
autumn of 1878 and was dedicated to the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm III. Parts
of the monument were destroyed during the Second World War. The monument
has been repaired during later decades and was put in place in 2009.
The beautiful original base of granite from Stångehuvud is no longer
left. It has been replaced by a base of concrete.
The Warrior monument. The architect of
the monument, that was built in 1874, was Hermann Willebrand (1816-1899).
The monument is referred to in a book written by
E.G. Gunnerson (1962).
Kaiser Wilhelm-monument. It was built in 1892 and was made
by the sculptor Friedrich Reusch
(1843–1906). The monument, situated in
the market place in the town was destroyed in 1942.
from Stångehuvud was delivered to
the German North Sea-coast granite for •
v. Fallersleben-monument. This monument, built in 1891,
honoured the German poet August
Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798-1874). He wrote one of his
most well-known works, the German national anthem, Deutschlandlied,
during a vacation on Helgoland in 1841. The monument of granite
from Stångehuvud was unfortunately destroyed during military actions
against England in the final phase of the Second World War.
works by Kessel & Röhl up to 1892 are listed in "Die Granitwerke von Kessel & Röhl in
In Amsterdam, Holland,
there is a monument with parts of granite from Stångehuvud, the
Sarphati-monument. This honours the
Dutch doctor and city planner
Samuel Sarphati (1813-1866). The balusters are made of granite
from Stångehuvud. The monument was built in 1886 and is surrounded by
water and fountains.
from Stångehuvud in Copenhagen
Some structures in
Copenhagen have granite from Stångehuvud and Lysekil
(Nørregard 1911). The church Jesuskirken
in the city district Valby has several polished columns of the
coarse-grained granite from Stångehuvud. Jesuskirken contains 82
polished columns. Ten of them are made of granite from Stångehuvud.
more about the granite from Stångehuvud in
The Danish naval hero Iver
Huitfeldt, who perished in 1710 in a battle with the Swedes,
is honoured on a monument,
see photos, with a polished column of
granite from Stångehuvud. The monument is situated to the south of
one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Copenhagen, Den
lille havfrue (The little mermaid).
from Stångehuvud in USA
from Stångehuvud has been delivered as far as to the USA. The George
Washington-statue (also called the Washington Monument) is situated
in Philadelphia, near
the art museum.
The base (dado) and stairs
and four fountains, see photo consist of granite
from Stångehuvud. A photography
in "Die Granitwerke von Kessel & Röhl shows ongoing work with pieces of granite for the
see photo, was made in 1897 by the German sculptor Rudolf
stone quarrying on a larger scale
During the last decades of the
1800s the quarrying of granite continued at Stångehuvud. Granite
from Stångehuvud was also used in the construction of bridges.
An example is the high
railway bridge over the Kiel channel (Kaiser
at Levensau, about 5 kilometers to the north of Kiel. The bridge, called
in German Levensauer
Hochbrücke, was built in 1893-94, is 180 meters long and has a
height of 40 meters. The
bridge abutments see photo consist of granite
from Stångehuvud and of brick.
in Sweden bridges have been built
with this type of granite. The imposing Kungsportsbron in
Gothenburg and the railway
älv at Kungälv are two examples. The bridge over Nordre älv has
not been kept in its original form, however.