A fabulous sculpture, Der Seltene Fang (The Rare Catch) by Ernst Herter, is found in Berlin’s Viktoriapark. It depicts a fisherman struggling to keep hold of a twin-tailed mermaid caught in his net.
Berlin’s Viktoriapark was opened in 1894, and features a large manmade waterfall (Kreutzberger Wasserfall) and several ponds, statues, sculptures and monuments.
While most of Viktoriapark is at higher elevation, this pond and the statue are at street level, near the bottom of the waterfall.
Ernst Herter also created the Lorelei Fountain in The Bronx in New York, as a memorial to German poet Heinrich Heine.
For more photos and information, visit the page for the Viktoriapark mermaid here.
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