Along the bank stands a statue of Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, the Duchess of Bavaria and Empress of Austria. Although her name may not be instantly recognisable, the 1865 portrait of the Empress painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter is among one of the greatest European court images of the 19th century. The Empress was assassinated while staying in the city and the elegant statue was erected close to the spot she was attacked.
The Brunswick monument dominates a section of the road. Created in rose coloured stone, Charles d’Este-Guelph, Duke of Brunswick requested the monument be created in his memory. Since he left a considerable sum of money to the city, it would be rude not to. At his request, it was made as a replica to the tomb of the Scaligeri in Verona.
A statue of the Duke on horseback keeps watch over his memorial, and a little bit of the cafe that has opened up in the neighbouring garden.
A little trip to the stunning Hotel du Parc des Eaux-Vives gives a sweeping view along its lawns to the lake, an image you can imagine Jay Gatsy waking up to on a Sunday noon.