"Schillingsche Figuren - The Four Times Of The Day" Top 5 Page for this destination Four Times of the Day (Statues) Tip by King_Golo

The "Four Times of the Day" are one particularly beautiful group of statues. Mistaken often for the four seasons, these statues symbolize the four times of the day, i.e. morning, noon, evening and night. Different figures depict different scenes taking place during the specific time of the day.

"The Morning" displays a woman who has just woken up and is prepared to start the day. Two girls next to her help her.
"The Noon" shows a man holding a victory wreath while two boys stand next to him, one reaching out for the wreath, the other doing normal work.
"The Evening" displays the pleasures of the time after work - music and dance.
"The Night" shows a female figure representing Hypnos who shrouds her robe protectively around a young boy while Morpheus whispers sweet dreams into his ear.

The statues were made from 1863 to 1868 by Johannes Schilling and were originally placed in Dresden. After some time there, they suffered considerably due to the damp air rising from river Elbe. They were then donated to Chemnitz. Due to harsh winter temperatures, the statues are always put into glass covers during the cold season.

Address: Bergstrasse / Schlosspark, Chemnitz, 09113
Directions: Schlosspark is to the north of the city centre - coming from Hartmannstraße, you will pass the statues

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2016
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