Brunswick Monument, Geneva

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The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built in 1879 in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (1804 - 1873). He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy.
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  • Next to the hotel Beau-Rivage, facing the Lake, stands this impressive monument. Raised in honor of the Duke, who left much of its heritage upon the death of the city. It is a funerary monument or mausoleum. Neo-Gothic style. In his will the Duke "forced" the city to erect the monument in appreciation and stipulated its form, design and cost. Thus Brunswick wanted to be remembered. Its 21 meters high agglutinate all requests of the Duke: be constructed entirely in marble and bronze, decorated by the equestrian statue of the noble benefactor accompanied by figures of their ancestors, honor your body in a sarcophagus, sheltered in a hexagon of three floors high and surrounded by reliefs that narraran episodes of his life, and to be raised on a platform that is guarded by lions and dreams of marble.
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  • It can be seen on the shores of Lake Geneva. Karl Branshvejgskij is buried here, who bought the land for huge money and bequeathed it here to bury, but not in the land, and at a height of several metres from the ground, as suffered claustrophobic and afraid to be entombed in the Earth.
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  • Wow! What a beautiful monument I would say! Took a walk around the city and stopped here to admire this beautiful place. It's worth stopping even if just for a picture!  more »
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  • Interesting monument, no information at it though. Looks like there is a crypt or tomb in it, so it's not your typical monument.
  • Nice little square right on the water, with an amazing little restaurant/café! Great for a quick break while taking in the sights of Geneva and the Jet d'eau!
  • Nice place around the monument to seat and have a look of the lake.
  • A lovely place to visit. It has a nice park attached and is very close to the lake.
  • Beautiful work as you walk around the lake.
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