Sculpture group around a fountain. The group consists of three columns and a dog:
- The dog Quedel, jumping from his socle and leaving the city since there is nothing to guard anymore. Quedel is the dog guarding the city in the coat of arms.
- Historical column - with statues of:
- Heinrich I. der Vogler / King Henry I the Fowler (c. 876 - 936),
Duke of Saxony, 912-836, and King of Germany, 919-936; The city is first mentioned in 922, as part of a donation by Henry the Fowler.
- Mathilde die Heilige / Queen Matilda (c. 895-968), wife of Henry I the Fowler
- Mathilde / Matilda (955-999), the first abbess of Quedlinburg, daughter of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and grand daughter of Henry I the Fowler
- Sons and daughters of the city
- Bust, with at the bae the letters D E
Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, geb. Leporin (Quedlinburg 1715 - Quedlinburg 1762), Germany's first female doctor
- Coin with relief portrait f.g. klopstock
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (Quedlinburg 1724 - Hamburg 1803), German poet. His best known work is his epic poem Der Messias ("The Messiah")
- Coin with relief portait, partly covered by the bust, visible is the name ritter and the hair
Carl Ritter (Quedlinburg 1779 - Berlin 1859), German geographer. Along with Alexander von Humboldt, he is considered one of the founders of modern geography
- Tablet with a relief of a gymnast and the text man treige gymnastik um zu leben aber lebe nicht um gymnastik zu treiben. gutsmuths 1793
Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (Quedlinburg 1759 - Ibenhain 1839), German teacher and educator
- A young and old woman, representing the growth and decay in nature, atop of a tree with a floral garland and atop two seated allegorical figures. This stele shows the importance of Quedlinburg for seed and seed breeding.
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The fountain was under reconstruction when we visited Quedlinburg.
- Bernd Göbel (Freiberg 1942),
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Location (N 51°47'26" - E 11°8'31")
Item Code: desa072; Photograph: 11 August 2013
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