an American in Germany: a blog about culture, language, society
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tiergarten und Siegessäule
yay! bikes! long story but we now both have bikes...so we took a ride through the Tiergarten (more pictures below, but these are our own) past the Siegessäule (victory column, lined with cannons, commemorates victory against France...) to the Zoo area. On top of the column is a woman called the Goldelse, "Gold Else" and along the base there is a mosaic commemorating 1871, "birth of the German nation."