Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Buchen (Odenwald)
Neckar-Odenwaldkreis

Baden-Württemberg

Marktplatz

Buchener Narrenbrunnen

Buchen Fools Fountain

Joseph Michael Neustifter
Guß Strehle (Winhöring)
1998

Buchen (Odenwald) /  Buchener Narrenbrunnen   Buchen (Odenwald) /  Buchener Narrenbrunnen

Description

Fountain with a number of bronze figures on three trees. The three trees refer to the coat of arms of Buchen. At the edge of the fountain sits the 'Blecker', a kneeling boy without pants - Buchen's carnival symbol.

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Inscription(s)

der alte blecker
ohn hos und röcker
spricht zu dir in
seinere alte sproch:
du kannst mi noch"

Signed (one of the trees): neustifer / eggenfelden / guss strehle 1998
(Blecker): j.m. neustifer / eggenfelden 1998 / guss: strehle aö

Information Sign

BUCHENER NARRENbRUNNEN

Der Narrenbrunnen wurde 1998 nach einem
Entwurf des Künstlers Joseph Michael Neustifter
aus Eggenfelden/Bayern auf dem oberen
Marktplatz errichtet. Die lustigen Figuren des
Brunnens zeigen die einzelnen Gestalten der
historischen Buchener Faschenacht (Blecker,
Huddelbätz, Strohbär, Krachkapelle, Kräh-
winkler, Härle und Fräle).

Annotation

The Buchen Carnival has over 500 years of tradition. Reason enough to make a memorial for the fools of Buchen. The individual figures of historical Buchen Carnival - Blecker, Huddelbätz, Strohbär, Krähwinkler, Wagenradsänger, Harle and Fraele, Krachkapelle and the Müller - stand as bronze figures as a group under beech trunks in the center of the flat-arched fountain basin made ??of natural stone. Three fountains gush from different directions. The circular fountain can be viewed from all sides, the fountain sculpture allows ever new discoveries and surprises. And at parties at the Obere Marktplatz poses a particularly attractive feature of the fountain: from the figure of "Blecker" flows depending on the mood and offer beer or wine!

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°31'20" E 9°19'31"

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