"Lion fighter" (1854 - 1861) by Albert Wolff, Height: about 3.20 m
Between 1829 and 1847, Christian Daniel Rauch outlined the lion fighter. He followed it a suggestion of Karl Friedrich, the stairs of the cheeks of his newly built museum (today: Old museum) wished to see decorated with ornamental carvings. Albert Wolff (1814-1892) occupied himself from 1847 on with the sketches of smoke, and modeled from 1854 to 1856 the lion fighter, which then 1861 was set up as a colossal bronze, on the left side of the stairs to the Museum. It thus forms the counterpart to the Amazon fighters by August Karl Eduard Kiss on the eastern stair stringer.
Wolff represented a young man, like the St. George is sitting on a rearing horse and one lying on its back, and severely wounded defending lions with drawn lance enables the fatal blow. There are many secondary and Neugüsse. The sculpture is a listed building.