Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Trier
Stadt Trier

Rheinland-Pfalz

Fleischstraße / Nagelstraße

Heuschreckbrunnen

Grasshopper Fountain

Willi Hahn

1977

Trier /  Heuschreckbrunnen   Trier /  Heuschreckbrunnen

Description

Stone column with a giant grasshopper on the top. The fountain symbolises the Carnival Society of Trier (Trierer Heuschreck since 1848), with its first members around the column:


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  1. Fischers Maathes - Mathias Joseph Fischer (Trier 1822 - Trier 1879), merchant (Wikipedia).
  2. the 'Büttenredner' (speaker on the platform at carnival) Koorscht
  3. the 'Büttenredner' Kneisjen.
  4. Krons Ton,
  5. Wichshänschen,
Willi Hahn

Under the feet of the stone figures, the sculptor Willi Hahn has sculpted himself: with the face he looks into the pedestrian zone, his feet protrude in the direction from Brückenstraße out of the column. Above sits a giant grasshopper, the symbol of the carnival company existing since 1848.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Büttenredner
  • Carnival
  • Eccentric
  • Fischer, Mathias Joseph
  • Fountain
  • Grasshopper
  • Hahn, Willi
  • Location N 49°45'14" E 6°38'11"

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