Befreiungsdenkmal (Liberation Monument), Innsbruck

Befreiungsdenkmal (Liberation Monument), Innsbruck

Befreiungsdenkmal, known in English as Liberation Monument, is a monument dedicated to those who died in the struggle for liberation from National Socialism (Nazi) from 1938 to 1945. This includes inscriptions for people who officially fought in World War II and citizens who gave their lives in other ways. The monument includes 124 names of those who died as part of their resistance efforts.

The monument bears the inscription "Pro Libertate Austriae Mortius" which means "For the Liberation of Austria Mortius". It also has coats of arms of the nine Austrian federal states that appear in the form of a cross. Atop the memorial is an eagle with a copper shield. It was designed by Anton Fritz and sculptor Emmerich Kerle.

It is located in the center of Innsbruck in the Eduard-Wallnofer Square. Nearby attractions in the plaza include the Union Fountain and the Pogrom Monument. The Audioversum Science Center is also nearby, located directly across Wilhelm-Greil-Strasse from the monument.

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Sight Name: Befreiungsdenkmal (Liberation Monument)
Sight Location: Innsbruck, Austria (See walking tours in Innsbruck)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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