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"Denkmal für Gustav Adolf" 1856

Benedikt Fogelberg

Memorial for Gustav Adolf

Bronze, Gabbro granite, euphotide

Cast: v. Miller, Munich

Design of the foundation: Alexander Schröder

Sponsor: 13 citizens of Bremen

No longer in existence


The memorial was cast in Munich and was originally supposed to arrive in Göteborg. However, the ship carrying the memorial ran aground off the coast of Helgoland. Local fishermen sold the figure as stranded goods to citizens of Bremen, who gifted the sculpture to the city. A second cast was created in the city Göteborg in 1854. The bronze sculpture was erected on a base made of dark Gabbro granite and a foundation made of light euphotid and inaugurated on the 4th September 1856.


The figure was removed on the 12th June 1942 in the course of the German metal donation programme. The base was removed after World War II.