Fountain with on the top - after Prince Regent Luitpold had rejected a statue of himself - the allegorical figure of Franconia. In her left hand she holds the Frankish storm flag (Rennfähnlein), the emblem of the former prince-bishopric of Würzburg. In her right hand she holds a laurel wreath, which is symbolically handed over to the relief portrait of Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern (Würzburg 1821-München 1912, Prince Regent of Bavaria, 1886-1912; Wikipedia). Franconia looks toward the cathedral.
At the foot of the pedestal are statues of:
Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern
- Walther / v.d. Vogelweide - Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 - prob. Würzburg c. 1230), the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets
- Tilman / Riemenschneider - Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460 Heiligenstadt - Würzburg 1531), a German sculptor and woodcarver active in Würzburg from 1483
- Matthias / Grünewald - Matthias Grünewald or Matthias von Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg or Würzburg 1475/80 - Halle an der Saale 1528 oder 1531), a German Renaissance painter of religious works
Walther von der Vogelweide
F. v. Miller fec & fud. / München 1894
The fountain was erected to honour prince regent Luitpold for his 70th birthday and was unveiled 4 June 1894.
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- Ferdinand Freiherr von Miller (München 1842-München 1929), German sculptor (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°47'34" - E 9°56'16")
Item Code: deby190; Photograph: 27 September 2011
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