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The Equestrian Statue of Frederich II the Great of Prussia on Unter den Linden in Berlin. The monument was unveiled in 1851. It is located in front of the Crown Prince’s Palais and the State Library. It represents the King riding calmly down the avenue towards the City Palace. The monument is surrounded at its base by all the great men who worked for Frederich, many of whom were French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in France. Frederich II Court was famous for welcoming the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment. It is one of my favourite areas of Berlin.