Basalt sculpture of depicting the messengers (spies) returning from Canaan carrying a large bunch of grapes (Numeri 23,13). It stands in the center of a circular fountain basin with on the edge the toast to Siegfried from the poem 'Rheinsage' by Emanuel Geibel (1834-35):
WIR ABER FÜLLEN DIE RÖMER
UND TRINKEN IM GOLDENEN SAFT
UNS DEUTSCHES HELDENFEUER
UND DEUTSCHE HELDENKRAFT
Below this text are four reliefs showing scenes from the Nibelungen Saga:
Hagen Sinks the Nibelungen Treasure.
Siegfried slaying the dragon.
Gestiftet v.d. Industrie und d. Stadt Mayen, entworfen u. modelliert v. Carl Burger, ausgeführt v.d. Steinmetzfachschule.
After the second world war the fountain was demolished and stored. In 2013 it is re-installed.
- Carl Burger (Tännesberg 1875 - Mayen 1950),
German sculptor of Aachen
Sources & Information
Location (N 50°21'9" - E 7°36'5")
Item Code: derp254; Photograph: 1 November 2015
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