Way of Human Rights

Local nameStraße der Menschenrechte
LocationNuremberg, Germany

The Way of Human Rights is a monumental outdoor sculpture in Nuremberg, Germany. It was opened on 24 October 1993. It is sited on the street between the new and old buildings of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, connecting Kornmarkt street and the medieval city wall.

In 1988, a twelve-person jury from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum held a design competition to decide on the artistic design of the Kartäusergasse street in Nuremberg. The winner was a proposal by Israeli artist Dani Karavan consisting of a gate, 27 round pillars made of white concrete, two pillars buried in the ground showing only a round plate, and one columnar oak, for a total of 30 pillars. Engraved in each pillar is one article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in German and another language. The pillars are 8 metres in height, 80 cm in diameter, and spaced regularly at 5 metres along an axis. The north gate mirrors the medieval city gate located at the south end of the street.

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Guided tours are available by prior arrangement via e-mail or phone. Check the official website.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_Human_Rights

Official website http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/menschenrechte_e/menschenrechtsbildung_bildungsangebot_fuer_gruppen_en.html

Address Kartäusergasse, 90402 Nuremberg, Germany

Coordinates 49°26'55.976" N 11°4'30.888" E

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