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Statue of Goethe Erected in Seoul


SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Corporation erected a statue of German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Tuesday in the open park behind Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in South Korea. 

The 5.15-meter statue is a duplicate of sculptor Fritz Schaper’s Goethe Monument (1880) in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, and will be available for public viewing starting Wednesday, Lotte said.

Goethe was the model of inspiration for Shin Kyuk-ho, the founder of Lotte Group. The company’s name Lotte itself was inspired by Charlotte, the female protagonist from The Sorrow of Young Werther.



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