There are over 100,000 Kriegerdenkmäler - War Memorials - all over Germany. Almost every village, community, and city have at least one monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the many violent conflicts Germany has found itself in, from the liberation wars of 1813, the first world war up to the second world war. While the dire economic situation during and directly after the first world war hindered many communities from erecting memorials to their fallen fathers, brothers and sons - a downright boom of memorials happened in the mid to late 1920s when the German economy stabilized again. Communities, together with their local "Landwehrvereine" (Veterans Associations) were encouraged to use local and familiar building materials - giving each memorial a distinct look and feel.
Similar as with our Soviet War Memorials page, our aim is to document and highlight the Kriegerdenkmäler that we encounter throughout our travels in Berlin and Brandenburg.