Renée Sintenis: Berliner Meilenstein,
Berliner Platz , 68723Schwetzingen
Schwetzingen is part of a nationwide network of milestones that was initiated in the mid-1950s by Gerd Bucerius, the Federal Government Commissioner for Berlin. The milestones sport an outline drawing of the Berlin bear done by the sculptress Renée Sintenis. Marked beside it is the distance in kilometres to the former capital of Germany, which at that time was divided into three, and more particularly to Dönhoffplatz in Berlin, where a copy of the Prussian “Zero Milestone“ (1730) is located.