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Widukindbrunnen

Widukind Fountain

Widukind or Wittekind, Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785
(Wikipedia)
Eberhard Hellinge
1995

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Description

This fountain symbolizes the Saxons between paganism and Christianity. The bubbling stone column refers to the mythic Irminsul, a Saxon sanctuary. The upward striving columns symbolise the bud crown, reminding to Queen Mathilde, born in Enger around 895, wife of Henry I, descendant of Widukind and foundress of the Dionysius convent in Enger. The crown is topped by a comtemporary equestrian statue of Widukind with a falcon on his way to Attigny for his baptism.
At the sides of the hexagonal fountain basin are ten bronze tablet showing some of the Widukind myths.

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Location (N 52°8'21" - E 8°33'28")

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Item Code: denw291; Photograph: 2 April 2014
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