Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich (Kanton)

Grossmünsterplatz
(Grossmünster - Karlsturm)

Karl der Grosse

Charlemagne

Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) (unknown place 742 - Aachen 814)
King of the Franks (since 768) and Emperor (since 800)
(Wikipedia)
Otto Münch
c. 1491 (copy 1933)

Zürich /  Karl der Grosse   Zürich /  Karl der Grosse

Description

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.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 47°22'12" E 8°32'37"

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