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ⓘ The Watzmann




The Watzmann
                                     

ⓘ The Watzmann

The Watzmann is an 1824-1825 oil on canvas painting by Caspar David Friedrich, showing the Watzmann mountain as seen from Berchtesgaden to the north-east. It is now on display in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

It was acquired in 1832 by senator Carl Friedrich Pogge von Greifswald, then later by Adolf Gustav Barthold Georg von Pressentin 1814–1879, who lived in Rostock. After von Pressentins death it was acquired by Martin Brunn, a Jewish art collector who lived in Berlin. Nazi racial laws forced him to flee Germany and he sold it to the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin in 1937 for 25.000 reichsmarks to fund his familys escape to the USA. Hoping to display it in the Berghof, his home at Berchtesgaden, Adolf Hitler granted 10.000 reichsmarks towards the purchase price, but the state considered the painting to be part of the Jewish Property Tax or Judenvermogensabgabe. In 2002 the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Brunns heirs negotiated a compromise, whereby the DekaBank was allowed to buy the painting from his heirs for less than its market value with the Kulturstiftung der Lander as an intermediary and then place it back in the Nationalgalerie as a long-term loan.

                                     
  • location, behind the Alpspitze and hidden by the Hollentalspitze. The more widely known, but lower Watzmann is often wrongly cited as the second highest
  • Berchtesgaden Alps. To the north rises the Hochkalter, to the northeast, the Watzmann to the east, the GroSer Hundstod and, to the northwest, the Hocheisspitze
  • popular excursions in Upper Bavaria are the Koenigssee with the Sanctuary of St Bartholomew s and mount Watzmann the royal castles of Ludwig II, Linderhof
  • and Watzmann may be seen to the south, and the Zwiesel and Hochstaufen to the north. The summit may be ascended from various sides, e.g. via the Predigtstuhl
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  • Salzburg. The Stadelhorn is a popular, but rather exposed hiking summit. The view from the top extends from the Untersberg, the Hochkalter and Watzmann over
  • 713 m, is the Watzmann in the Berchtesgaden Alps. The easiest way to climb the Schneefernerkopf is from the Zugspitze ledge or Zugspitzplatt. The path runs
  • the rocks directly to the reception area. The Kehlstein spur offers a panoramic view over the Berchtesgaden Alps, including the Hoher Goll, Watzmann
  • block in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Unlike the Watzmann massif about 20 kilometres to the north, it has a plateau that tilts gently towards the north and
  • Glacier in spring 2007 The Blaueis Glacier, Blaueis wind gap Blaueisscharte and peak of the Blaueisspitze. Behind: the Watzmann Archive of Bavarian Glaciers
  • to have inspired the group of rocks in the foreground of his painting, Der Watzmann Ladders were first erected on the summit of the Trudenstein in 1894

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