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Hagen versenkt den Nibelungenschatz

Hagen Sinks the Nibelungen Treasure

Hero in the German Nibelungenlied
Johann Hirt
1905

Worms /  Hagen versenkt den Nibelungenschatz   Worms /  Hagen versenkt den Nibelungenschatz

Description

Bronze statue of a knight throwing a shield with a treasure into the river.

Inscription(s)

HAGEN VERSENKT DEN
NIBELUNGENSCHATZ
die von c.w.v. heyl für einen "rosengarten"
gestiftete hohlgalvanoplastik hat 1905
johann hirt (1859-1917) geschaffen. 1932
wurde sie auf das fundament des alten
rheinkrans versetzt. spenden und öffent-
liche mittel eermöglichten 1993 ihre
restaurierung durch die kustgiesserei
strassacker süssen.
im nibelungenlied ist hagen ein gefolgs-
mann des burgunderkönigs gunther in worms.

Signature

galvanopl. kunstanst. geislingen-st.

Worms / Hagen versenkt den Nibelungenschatz

Nibelungenlied

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).

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Location (N 49°37'59" - E 8°22'37")

Item Code: derp086; Photograph: 25 September 2011
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