Bronze statue of Rüdiger of Bechelaren, a character from the Nibelungen saga. He is shown deep in prayer, his sword resting on his arms, at the moment of making the decision whether to keep faith with the Huns or the Burgundians. The statue has a granite base, encased with six relief panels showing male torsos.
von franz metzner
bis 1945 wahrzeichen der stadt gablonz/neisse
1968 durch neugablonzer bürger von der
regierung der cssr käflich erworben
1970 in neugablonz wieder aufgestellt.
anpflanzung- u. verschönerungsverein
franz metzner 1915
The fountain was from 1931-1945 a landmark of the city Gablonz an der Neiße (now Jablonec nad Nisou) and in 1970 reconstructed using the original sculpture and reliefs in the Kaufbeuren district Neugablonz (New Gablonz). Metzler had sculpted the statue for a Nibelungen Fountain in Vienna, which was not built.
- Franz Metzner (Wscherau (now Všeruby) 1870 - Berlin 1919),
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Location (N 47°54'26" - E 10°38'10")
Item Code: deby340; Photograph: 7 October 2014
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