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Siegesallee - Germany
Siegesallee is located in boulevard,Berlin.
Siegesallee monument was established on 1902.
Primary threats to Siegesallee :

It was on 27 January 1895, the 36th birthday of William II, German Emperor (1859-1941) that the Siegesallee took on a whole new meaning with the commissioning by the Emperor of almost 100 white marble statues.

Historical facts of Siegesallee :

The Siegesallee was a broad boulevard in Berlin, Germany. About 750 m in length, it ran northwards through the Tiergarten park from Kemperplatz .its original position in front of the Reichstag (German Parliament building). Along its length the Siegesallee cut across the Charlottenburger Chausee (today's Strabe des 17. Juni, the main avenue is that runs east-west through the park and leads to the Brandenburg Gate). The whole construction was widely derided by art critics, and regarded by many Berliners as grossly over-indulgent and a vulgar show of strength. It was dubbed the 'Puppenallee' (Avenue of the Dolls), as well as the Avenue of the Puppets, Plaster Avenue, and other unsavoury titles. Even the Emperorís own wife Augusta Viktoria (1858-1921), had reportedly been unhappy about it and had tried to persuade him not to go ahead with it, but all to no avail. The Siegesallee was still a popular place to stroll or relax, however. The statues remained in place until 1938, when they got in the way of the grand plan by Adolf Hitler to transform Berlin into the Welthauptstadt Germania, to be realized by Albert Speer.