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Johannes Bertels

Leuven 1544 - Echternach 1607
abbot of Echternach and writer of a history of Luxembourg
Charles Kohl
ca. 1970

Echternach /  Johannes Bertels   Echternach /  Johannes Bertels


Stone statue on the bridge.


johannes bertels
1544 1607
with Bertels' coat-of-arms

Signed: ch kohl


This is the fourth statue of Bertels on the bridge:
  1. 1798 - statue from Bertels' tomb in the basilica placed on the bridge. Damaged and destroyed by vandals in the 1860s.
  2. 1883 - statue by Michel Deutsch. Destroyed in 1944.
  3. 1950 - statue by Heinrich Hamm. Because of damage removed in 1965. At present in a park in Echternach.
  4. the present statue by Charles Kohl.

Echternach / Johannes Bertels
The statue stands only a few meters from the Luxembourgian-German border, indicated on the bridge with a plaque, which you see on this photo to the right of the statue. All the houses in the background belong to the German village of Echternacherbrück.


Sources & Information


Locatie (N 49°48'45" - E 6°25'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: lu054; Photograph: 18 June 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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