Berlin's Talking Statues

17 May 2017

Although statues are important sights on the streets of most cities, foreign travellers often miss out on the significance of the people or events commemorated in bronze and stone. A new project in Berlin lets selected statues in the city centre speak: after scanning a QR code on your smartphone, you're called by the statue.

English-speaking actors tell fascinating stories about the statues and the artists who made them: like August Gaul's lion on Museumsinsel, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on Alexanderplatz, nuclear physicist Lise Meisner (the first female scientist in Germany commemorated with a statue, in 2014), and others. The organisers plan to add several other statues over the coming years.

For more information and a downloadable map see

Photos © Kulturprojekte Berlin


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Over a year ago
Rodolphe Baumann

Is it possible to hear or, better, to read the comments without a smartphone?Editor: Alas, Rudolphe, it's an online project only... but you could perhaps write to the organisers and ask for the soundfiles!
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