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Roland-Statue

Roland, a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne, became a symbol of the independence of the growing cities from the local nobility. He is depicted as a knight with a drawn sword.
(Wikipedia)
Meister Curd
1445

Zerbst/Anhalt /  Roland-Statue   Zerbst/Anhalt /  Roland-Statue

Description

Stone statue of Roland in front of a gothic tower. The iron fence around the statue - including an information sign - is no longer present.

Information Sign

No longer present.
Roland

1385 erste Erwähnung eines Rolandstandbildes
1445/46 Enstehung der jetzigen Sandsteinfigur
1848 erhielt der Roland ein neugotisches Gehäuse
1980 originalgetreue Wiederherstellung
der 1945 beschädigten Aufbauten

Annotation

The Zerbst Roland statue was built in 1445 as a symbol of the freedom of the city as a 9 m high sandstone figure, made by by Master Curd. Later a canopy was made and an iron fence with Anhalt Bears at the corners. Damaged in 1945, and in 1980 restored.

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Location (N 51°58'7" - E 12°5'3")

Item Code: desa046; Photograph: 2 September 2012
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