Monument to Ernest Augustus

Monument to Ernest Augustus, Hannover: Address, Monument to Ernest Augustus Reviews: 4/5

Monument to Ernest Augustus

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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,705 contributions
Magnificent
Mar 2020
There are plenty of statues in Hannover and most of them are beautiful and magnificent. But this one has something more. Especially view from the underground promenade was impressive.
Written March 21, 2020
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK608 contributions
A massive statue in front of the station to a son of George the Third
Oct 2019
It is a statue you can't miss and worth taking a few minutes to walk around. Consider the history and the role played by this particular individual!
Written January 14, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,012 contributions
Where to stand to be Unter Schwarz?
Jan 2019
Tourists coming out of the station stumble on the croup of the horse and the back of the rider. Another of the innumerable German princes, you'd think. However, the back of the horse is of great symbolic importance to the people of Hanover. They meet here and call it Unter Schwarz. Going around the horse we will see a rider like a hussar. This is not a hero, but a king. Ernest Augustus, king of Hanover. Before him, British kings worked in Hanover as part-time kings. Only Ernest Augustus became a king in Hanover full-time, because it had a Ghost of a chance to become the British king being fifth in the queue. Queen Victoria of great Britain (grandmother of Europe) couldn`t take the throne in the Kingdom of Hanover, where there was a Salic law that allowed a woman to inherit the throne only in the absence of male heirs. As Julius Caesar said, it is Better to be first in the provinces than second in Rome. Ernest Augustus loved war and his wife Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He didn`t gain much fame on the battlefield, having been repeatedly beaten by the French, but he was happy on the love front. Although he was the third husband already to Frederica, who survived two previous husbands and gave birth to a total of 11 children. Frederica gave birth to Ernest Augustus 3 more, one of whom George V was, a cousin of Queen Victoria and the last king of Hanover. He was deprived of his crown by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
Written December 8, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Monument to Ernest Augustus
Sep 2019
This monument stands in tribute to Ernest Augustus, a fifth son of George III of Great Britain who was fortunate to rise to the throne thanks for Salic law that barred women from inheriting the throne.

The monument is a larger than life equestrian statue of the king in the uniform of the hussars in reference to his 15th The King's Hussars officers of the British army with whom he had served.

The monument literally stands in front of Hanover Central Station and along with the station, dominates the public square in which it stands.

Good luck trying to get a good photo of this monument for all the people using it as shade from the sun or just a place to rest on.
Written September 20, 2019
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Mazdak Moraghebi
Ratingen, Germany135 contributions
Nice and crowded
Aug 2019 • Family
The Ernest August monument located in the front of HB station in Hanover. Therefore its a crowded place.
But anyway it is beautiful.
The form of sculpture easily shows authority & power of its person: Ernest August.
The view of sculpture is too beautiful when arrived from underground corridor and climb stairs to reach the Monument sculpture.
Written August 25, 2019
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AndreasT787
Hannover, Germany66 contributions
"Unterm Schwanz"
Jul 2019 • Friends
When people from Hannover suggest to meet "Unterm Schwanz" ("Under the tail"), then this is what they mean. Ernst August was by all accounts rather horrible as an emperor, fighting back liberalism as long as he could, but he makes for a nice monument.
Written July 22, 2019
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nicolaou2018
Hannover, Germany53 contributions
Landmark in Hannover
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is indeed a landmark in Hannover. Apart from the historical meaning that is associated with it also has another small purpose. This is a meeting point for people.
Written May 2, 2019
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SERGUEY1969
St. Petersburg, Russia687 contributions
Nice Monument to King Ernest Augustus nearby Hannover Central Railway Station.
Apr 2018 • Solo
Nice Monument to King Ernest Augustus nearby Hannover Central Railway Station.
Very popular place for meeting in Hannover city for Travellers. Easy to find.
Written September 13, 2018
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Marktkozijnpuntnl
Arnhem, The Netherlands83 contributions
Very german
Sep 2018 • Business
Its very german I guess. Big statue to honor their Heroes. Notting special for me this statue. But nice square.
Written September 9, 2018
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Roger D
Houston, TX97 contributions
In Front of the Main Train Station
Sep 2017 • Friends
Ernst August was probably the best King of Hannover. In my many visits to Hannover I have considered him "a close personal friend", because I have studied a lot about him. His statue is more than his regal presence; it as also THE site where you could see others meeting someone. Hannover's residents would say "meet me 'under the tail'". I have met friends there many times. One would think "under the tail" would be a place to meet....but I would be much more wary watching "under the pigeons"! This truly is a landmark. You can also find shopping areas and fun restaurants with typically German cuisine.
Written August 21, 2018
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