Old Fritz

A postcard dating from c.1910View from 2019

The statue of King Friedrich II of Prussia, who, sitting astride his horse in the middle of Under den Linden, is ruler of all he surveys.
History has been kind to this war-monger, reigning from 1740 until 1786 “the old Fritz”, as he became known, built Prussia into a leading European power, and he is now regarded as one of the most enlightened monarchs of his age, as well as being one of the 18th century’s finest military leaders.



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