(Grossmünster - Karlsturm)
Karl der Grosse
Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) (unknown place 742 - Aachen 814)
King of the Franks (since 768) and Emperor (since 800)
c. 1491 (copy 1933)
Stone statue of Charlemagne sitting with a sword on his lap. The statue is placed high in the west façade of the southern tower (Karsturm - Charles' Tower) of the Grossmünster (Great Minster), which was according to legend, originally commissioned by Charlemagne.
The original statue is in the crypt of the church.
- Otto Münch (Meißen 1885 - Zürich 1985),
Swiss plasterer, stone carver and bronze sculptor.
Location N 47°22'12" E 8°32'37"
Item Code: chzh006; Photograph: 2 October 2014
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