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“Eye Catching Memorial but Not Sure I Like It”

Julius Otto Memorial
Ranked #89 of 195 things to do in Dresden
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The blue colour uniform of the later addition boy sculpture catches one's eye but it does look odd once your start examining the original monument. I feel that it takes away from appreciating them.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This monument is unique with the work by 2 artists at different times. It only takes a minute to view it. There is not an explanation in English which made it difficult to find information for me on the meaning.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of the interesting things to see near Altmarkt is the Julius Otto Memorial just outside Kreuzkirche (church).

The monument is the works of both Gustav Kietz (1886) and Niklas Klotz (2010). The original being a sculptural arrangement of four young choir boys, representing the world famous Dresdner Kreuzchor Boys Choir, standing and seated around the pedestal which includes a bust of chorus composer, Julius Otto. The four boys are more classical in their appearance, indicative of the earlier works by Kietz.

There is now a fifth, more modern sculpture a young choir boy in colour, added by Niklas Klotz, standing just off to the side of the original monument. It is an interesting touch and addition to the Julius Otto Monument.

This is an interesting sculpture to view before or after visiting Kreuzkirche, something worth having a quick look at, regardless if you are attending a choir performance or not.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Dresden possesses one of the oldest boy's choirs of Europe called Kreuzchor. It is a 700 years old institution which has around 150 members aged between 9 to 19 years. Julius Otto was the longest acting Director of this prestigious choir. He was it's musical director for 45 years. This monument is located outside the Kreuzkirche. It shows the Otto's bust on a pillar, surrounded by the choir boys. The interesting feature of this composition is that while the whole monument is done in black and white stone, there is a boy in blue clothes standing on one side. This boy was a later addition as the uniform of the choir changed over the time.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018
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