Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Braunschweig
Stadt Braunschweig

Niedersachsen

Bäckerklint

Eulenspiegel-Brunnen

Eulenspiegel Fountain

Till Eulenspiegel
supposed Kneitlingen ca. 1300 - Mölln bei Lübeck 1350
an impudent trickster figure originating in the Middle Low German folklore
(Wikipedia)
Arnold Kramer & Otto Beyrich
1905

Braunschweig /  Eulenspiegel-Brunnen   Braunschweig /  Eulenspiegel-Brunnen

Description

Bronze sculptures on a stone fountain. The fountain consists of a hexagonal base with shell. On an elevated part sits Till Eulenspiegel, while on the fountain edge two owls and three monkeys sitting, exectuted as gargoyles.

Inscription(s)

Dem lustigen Gesellen
Till Eulenspiegel
dort errichtet, wo er die Eulen und
Meerkatzen buk.
Erdacht und gemacht von
Arnold Kramer aus Wolfenbüttel.
wieder aufgestellt zum braunschweiger heimattag
am 1. oktober 1950 im gedenken an den stifter
des brunnens von 1905 Bernhard Meyersfeld

Signature

Otto Beyrich Arch.

Annotation

The sculpture of Eulenspiegel is a cast from a statue of 1639.

According to legend Till Eulenspiegel has been repeatedly delayed in Braunschweig (Brunswick), and that he had a bakery on Bäckerklint 11, where he baked owls and monkeys instead of bread.

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Beyrich, Otto
  • Eulenspiegel, Till
  • Fountain
  • Kramer, Arnold
  • Monkey
  • Owl
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Location N 52°15'55" E 10°30'54"

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