Indian Fountain at the Angel Pool

The restored Indian Fountain of the landscape architect Erwin Barth, who, already blind, took his life at the rise of the National Socialists in 1933. The base of the lost fountain was excavated in 1989, but the bronze statue of a meditating woman (some speak of a 'Buddha') had been melted down by the Nazis, and needed to be reproduced.

In the place of the by then superfluous Luisenstädtischen Canal, which was being used only by cucumber merchants from the Spreewald, Barth - who would even rather have saved the canal - wanted to create a tropical garden with exotic animals, a palm tree ringed pond before the Michaelskirche church. But he was only able to realize a quiet echo of his plan, and the Indian Fountain is part of what remains.

See also this in-depth article in Kreuzberger-Chronik (German).