Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Bad Hersfeld
Lkr. Hersfeld-Rotenburg

Hessen

Linggplatz

Die Mückenstürmer

The Mosquito Fighters

Georg Roth
2003

Bad Hersfeld /  Die Mückenstürmer   Bad Hersfeld /  Die Mückenstürmer

Description

Bronze sculpture group of five people runnign with buckets and ladders to a fire.

Inscription(s)

"DIE MÜCKENSTÜMER"
im jahre 1674 täuschte ein
mückenschwarm am kirchturm
eine rauchwolke vor.
die hersfelder stürmten herbei
um den vermeintlichen brand zu
löschen. seitdem werden sie von
den nachbarn "die mückenstürmer"
genannt

Annotation

From an event on the church tower the Hersfeld people got their nickname. On a day in the summer of 1674 they saw at the church tower a cloud of smoke, many rushed to the tower with water buckets to clear the supposed fire. At the top, they realized that it was merely a large swarm of mosquitoes that circled around the tower. Thus, so established the nickname Mückenstürmer (mosquito strikers).

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 50°52'2" E 9°42'20"

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Item Code: dehs059; Photograph: 20 February 2011
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