Statues - Hither & Thither

Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Klosterhof (Brunnenhof)


St. Othmar's Fountain

St. Othmar (near St. Gallen c. 689 - Werd Island c. 759)
monk and priest appointed as the first abbot of the Abbey of St. Gall
August Rausch

Sankt Gallen /  Otmarbrunnen   Sankt Gallen /  Otmarbrunnen


Stone statue of St. Otmar ("S. OTMAR") as a Benedictine abbot, with a little barrel, an allusion to the alleged miracle, that a barrel of St. Othmar never became empty, no matter how much he took from it to give to the poor. The statue stands next to a stone fountain basin with reliefs depicting the life of St. Otmar:

Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen

  1. (long side) 4 scenes:

Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen
Sankt Gallen - Otmarbrunnen

  1. (short side) The body of St. Othmar is brought over the lake to St. Gallen.
  2. (short side) St. Othmar received by King Pepin.


1959 errichtet vom kath. administrationsrat zur 1200-jahrfeier de
heiligen otmar


aug. rausch


Sources & Information


Location (N 47°25'22" - E 9°22'39")

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Item Code: chsg018; Photograph: 6 October 2014
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