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Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

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plans by Gerlachs von Feldmann; in a vault under the pul 
pit lie the remains of Frederick the great and his father; 
on either side of the pulpit, a large number of French flags 
captured in 1818—15 and 1870—71. 
Going through the Brandenburg - Strasse, the visitor 
comes to the Brandenburger Thor, built 1770 by Unger in 
the form of a Roman triumphal arch ; in front is a allegorical 
fountain-group of five figures. At the right is the chief 
entrance to the Park of Sans-souci and close by is another 
entrance to the same. Near the Park is the Friedenskirche 
(Church of Peace), a favorite building of Frederick William IV., 
built after plans by Persius in 1850 in the style of the early 
Christian Basilicas. We first enter the quadrangle; close by 
is the clock-tower; the atrium beyond the cloisters surrounded 
by pillars is adorned with a fountain over which is a copy 
of Thorwaldsen’s Christ Risen; at the left in the atrium 
is a marble group by Rietschl, the Saviour and the Weeping 
Mother; at the right is a group begun by Rauch and fini 
shed by Wolff, Moses supported by Aaron and Hur 
Praying for victory against the Amelikites. In the interior 
of the church in front of the chancel are the burial vaults 
of Frederick William IV. (died 1861) and of Queen Eliza 
beth (died 1873); the angel of Carian marble over the vault 
is by Tenerani of Rome, a pupil of Thorwaldsen. 
The Park of Sans-souci, which owes its origin to Fre 
derick the Great and its present form to Frederick William IV., 
is beautifully laid out with splendid promenades, works of 
art, statues, fountains, etc. Passing through the garden, we 
come to the Great Fountain, the waters of which rise to a 
height of 112 feet; from here we have a fine view of the 
six terraces leading to the Castle of Sans-souci. Around the 
base of the fountain, are 12 marble statues mostly from the 
18th century by C. Adam. A few paces from the Great 
Fountain is the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great (a 
free copy of Rauch’s celebrated work by Lazzaroni and 
Baratta); close to this statue is a large bronze vase by Drake , 
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