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Geschichtsbrunnen

History Fountain

Theodor Sprenger
1988

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Description

Fountain with a bronze sculpture: a sphere with on the sides reliefs with scenes from the "Briloner Schnadezügen" (boundary tours), the annual tour the man of the town made to check the boundaries of the town's jurisdiction. At present it a traditional festival included in the Schützenfest (marksmen's festival) of the St.-Hubertus-Schützenbruderschaft Brilon 1417 e.V. The scenes are bordered by streams of water,

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  1. Boundary stone with "N1 † 1388", and a flag with the year 1988.
  2. Saint Hubert with the deer
  3. Four men carrying a fifth, Boundary stone with B and milestone "N1 † 1769"
  4. Boundary stone "N2 * 1769" and the text gottes segen
  5. Men leaving a city gate and the coat of arms of Westfalen (running horse)
  6. Group of 17th century men with a flag, next to the coat of arms of Brilon.
On top of the sphere is a city wall with gates, through with water is flowing. Within this city was is a column (tree trunk?) with reliefs on the side (a man with binoculars on a ladder, a woodpecker) and some birds on the top.

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On the upper face the edge of the fountain basin are coat of arms of the villeges belonging since 1975 to Brilon:

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rixen
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esshoff
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altenbüren
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brilon-wald
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petersborn gudenhagen pulvermühle
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bontkirchen
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hoppecke
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messinghausen
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rösenbeck
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madfeld
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thülen
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radlinghausen
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nehden
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alme
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wülfte
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scharfenberg

And a plaque with a arrow pointing north and the altitude (455 m NN).

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(see also Schnadebrunnen).

Inscription(s)

Signed: gestiftet von / verkehrsverein / brilon

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Bird
  • Coat of arms
  • Fountain
  • History Sculpture
  • Hubert, St.
  • Soldier
  • Sprenger, Theodor
  • Woodpecker
  • Location (N 51°23'41" - E 8°34'4")

    Item Code: denw199; Photograph: 14 September 2012
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