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Reliefs Geschichte von Worms

Reliefs History of Worms

Albrecht Glenz

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Five sandstone reliefs showing:
    South side:
  1. Wiederaufbau - Man, woman and child and in the background the Dreifaltigkeitskirche of Worms.
  2. Bischof Burchard Kanzler - Bishop with scroll.
  3. Arbeiter - die Alte Münze - Bürger - Worker, the old mint, citizen.




    North side:
  4. Kriemhild - Siegfried - Giselher. - From the Nibelungensaga.
  5. Kasp. Sturm - Luther - Ulrich v. Hutten.




The five relief were intented to show the glorious past of Worms. Originally they were on the Platz der Nation.

Relief 5

Kaspar Sturm (Oppenheim 1475 - Nürnberg 1552), imperial herald, who protected and supported Martin Luther on his trip to the Diet of Worms (1521) (Wikipedia).

Martin Luther (Eisleben 1483 - id. 1546) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor (Wikipedia).

Ulrich von Hutten (Burg Steckelberg 1488 - Ufenau 1523), outspoken German critic of the Roman Catholic Church and a bridge between the humanists and the Lutheran Reformation (Wikipedia).


The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, and Kriemhild, his wife, the wooing of Brünhild and the death of Siegfried at the hands of Hagen, and Hagen's hiding of the Nibelung treasure in the Rhine. The second part deals with Kriemhild's marriage to Etzel, her plans for revenge, the journey of the Burgundians to the court of Etzel, and their last stand in Etzel's hall (Website).


Sources & Information


  • Burchard of Worms, Bishop
  • Citizen
  • Giselher
  • Glenz, Albrecht
  • History Sculpture
  • Hutten, Ulrich von
  • Kriemhild
  • Luther, Martin
  • Nibelungen
  • Siegfried
  • Sturm, Kaspar
  • Theologian
  • Worker
  • Location (N 49°37'50" - E 8°21'31")

    Item Code: derp074; Photograph: 25 September 2011
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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