German Garden

1036 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44108
Dedication Date:
Sponsoring Organization:

Federation of German-American Societies of Greater Cleveland

2019 delegates are Mark Bohn and Erik Wittman

History & Design:
General layout:

Rectangular open lawn, called the Goethe-Schiller square surrounded by low wall with statues and surrounded by linden trees.


Goethe and Schiller world renown philosophers and writers. The Goethe -Schiller bronze statue was dedicated in 1907 at Wade Park and rededicated 1927 at 1036 East Boulevard. It was designed by artist Ernst Rietschelcast in 1857 and the design used again for the Cleveland statue. Another Goethe-Schiller monument is in Weimar, Germany, and others are in San Francisco and Milwaukee.


Father Friedrich Jahn founder of calisthenics exercises and designer of all gymnastic apparatuses of modern day (such as the horse, rings, parallel bars and balance beam.)

Johann Sebastian Bach; (1685-1750) composer.

Alexander Humboldt; (1769-1859), described as the “last universal scholar in the field of natural sciences.”

Heinrich Heine; (1797-1856), world-famous poet.

Ludwig van Beethoven; (1770-1827), composer.