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:
- Fischers Maathes - Mathias Joseph Fischer (Trier 1822 - Trier 1879), merchant (Wikipedia).
- the 'Büttenredner' (speaker on the platform at carnival) Koorscht
- the 'Büttenredner' Kneisjen.
- Krons Ton,
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.
- Willi Hahn (Saarbrücken 1920 - Trier 1995),
German sculptor in Trier
Sources & Information
Location N 49°45'14" E 6°38'11"
Item Code: derp029; Photograph: 17 June 2011
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