At the edge of the Tiergarten is an unusual path, the Katharina-Heinroth-Ufer and the Gartenufer, which joins it in the North West and runs between the southern bank of the Landwehr Canal and the bordering Zoologischer Garten (Zoological Garden).
The exit is closed at dusk, at 9 p.m. at the latest. During the day, however, many walkers are attracted by the exotic sounds and by a clear view of the animals without having to pay. Right under Lichtensteinbrücke (Lichtenstein Bridge) one encounters the dramatic and unexpected sight of a massive cast-iron plate that has been installed as if it is about to slide into the water. On it, the name of Rosa Luxemburg appears in raised capital letters. It marks the spot where the murdered revolutionary was thrown into the canal.
Only a few hundred metres further to the North, a memorial on a meadow on the bank of the Neue See (New Lake) commemorates Karl Liebknecht’s murder. He was Rosa Luxemburg’s comrade and a cofounder of the KPD (German Kommunist Party). Both the memorials and the Lichtenstein Bridge were designed by the architect couple, Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in the late eighties.
Address: Katharina-Heinroth-Ufer at Lichtensteinbrücke
Bus, Tube, Tram: S5, S7, S9, S75; Bus 200 Corneliusbrücke Bus 100, 106, 187 Nordische Botschaften /