Rotunda

The rotunda, with its semicircular cupola, on the eastern path in Greizer Park, is an architectonically lovely structure. 

 

Built in 1787, it has experienced an especially changeable history.  Constructed as the "Little Porcelain House," it first served as a small pavilion to house the princely porcelain collection.  In 1822, Prince Henry XIX.  transformed the building into a Catholic chapel, because his spouse Princess Gasparine was of the Catholic faith. 

 

Since World War I, the building has served as a war memorial, with a larger-than-life bronze statue created by the Dresden sculptor Prof. Karl Albiker.  The inscription over the entrance -- "I call out to you, who live" -- was installed in 1926.

 

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