Bronze sculpture group of five people runnign with buckets and ladders to a fire.
im jahre 1674 täuschte ein
mückenschwarm am kirchturm
eine rauchwolke vor.
die hersfelder stürmten herbei
um den vermeintlichen brand zu
löschen. seitdem werden sie von
den nachbarn "die mückenstürmer"
From an event on the church tower the Hersfeld people got their nickname. On a day in the summer of 1674 they saw at the church tower a cloud of smoke, many rushed to the tower with water buckets to clear the supposed fire. At the top, they realized that it was merely a large swarm of mosquitoes that circled around the tower. Thus, so established the nickname Mückenstürmer (mosquito strikers).
- Bildhauer Atelier Bohrmann & Roth: Karin Bohrmann-Roth (Kassel 1955) and Georg Roth (Bad Hersfeld 1950), German sculptors from Grebenstein
Locatie (N 50°52'2" - E 9°42'20") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: dehs059; Photograph: 20 February 2011
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