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Das wachsame Hähnchen

The Watchful Rooster

artist unknown

Essen /  Das wachsame Hähnchen   Essen /  Das wachsame Hähnchen


Stone column with at the top a gold coloured rooster. On the column a.o. the text "die essener schützen ihren gefallenen, 1914-1918, 1939-1945" an a relief of a warrior with bow and arrow, and the names of battlefields.
The rooster comes from a regional legend and is the symbol of the Essen shooter's association (Schützenverein) 1390, who took the initiative for this monument.

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Locatie (N 51°27'21" - E 7°0'41") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: denw932; Photograph: 30 July 2022
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