Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Veit an der Glan
Kärnten

Hauptplatz

Florianibrunnen oder Walter von der Vogelweide-Brunnen

Floriani or Walter von der Vogelweide Fountain

Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 - prob. Würzburg c. 1230)
the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets
(Wikipedia)
Lajos Szadai
1676-1960

Sankt Veit an der Glan /  Florianibrunnen <i>oder</i> Walter von der Vogelweide-Brunnen   Sankt Veit an der Glan /  Florianibrunnen <i>oder</i> Walter von der Vogelweide-Brunnen

Description

The wide, polygonal basin of the fountain was probably built after the fire of 1676; in the 19th century the two tiers shell construction was added. The bronze figure created by Lajos Szadai in 1960 represents Walther von der Vogelweide and replaced the original statue of St. Florian.

Sankt Veit an der Glan - Florianibrunnen <i>oder</i> Walter von der Vogelweide-Brunnen

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location N 46°45'59" E 14°21'24"

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