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Animal Garden (or Zoo)

Johann Baptist Lenz
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Description

Bronze stele showing cows, chicken, horses, goats and a small mouse, and with a little girl's head looking over the top.

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Annotation

The sculpture refers to the Tiergartenstraße (~Animal garden street), however the name Tiergarten does not come from 'Tier' (German for 'animal'), but from 'barren' ('dürr' in German) and 'Tiergarten' therefore means 'dry, barren gardens'. Towards the Altenmarkt was the tithe-court of the Foundation of Our Lady. It was abolished in 1802. This is where the coaches and horses that brought the tithe to Prüm were parked. These animals were fed with hay and straw and the drivers were served in table cover (Good and drink).
The 'Tiergarten' sculpture showing animal scenes refers to the fact that the inhabitants also kept goats, cows, pigs, sheep and poultry for their personal use.

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Location (N 50°12'28" - E 6°25'17")

Item Code: derp160; Photograph: 21 April 2012
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