Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Offenbach am Main
Stadt Offenbach am Main

Hessen

Frankfurter Straße / Stadthof

Krieh die Kränk, Offebach!

Damn Offenbach!

Bonifatius Stirnberg
1998

Offenbach am Main /  Krieh die Kränk, Offebach!   Offenbach am Main /  Krieh die Kränk, Offebach!

Description

On a slightly curved round bronze plaque several bronze figures are arranged illustrating an anecdote. A gaunt, elderly man with scared face, dressed in 19th century style with coat and knee-breeches, bends down and picks with his right hand a stone. His left arm is stretched forward trying to pick up his hat. Spread over the base plate are several stones with are bound to the ground, and four dogs: a bulldog, a Schnauzer, a dachshund and a mixed breed dog.

The sculpture group illustrates the following anecdote. The sculptural group refers to the following Offenbach anecdote: many years ago a citizen of Frankfurt visited Offenbach in winter. There he was attacked by free-running dogs. As he stooped to pick up a stone to throw to the animals, this stone was frozen solid to the ground. Then he shouted in the local dialect: "Krieh die Kränk, Offebach! Die Staa binne se aa, die Hunde lasse se laafe.", in a free translation "Damn Offenbach! The stones you keep on a leash, and the dogs run free."

Offenbach am Main - Krieh die Kränk, Offebach! Offenbach am Main - Krieh die Kränk, Offebach! Offenbach am Main - Krieh die Kränk, Offebach!
Offenbach am Main - Krieh die Kränk, Offebach!

Inscription(s)

'KRIEH DIE KRÄNK, OFFEBACH! DIE STAA BINNE SE AA,
DIE HUNDE LASSE SE LAAFE.'
ausruf eines frankfurter bürsermannes,
der vor langer Zeit an einem wintertag offenbach besuchte
und von hunden angegriffen wurde.
der stein, der er werfen wollte, war festgefroren...

der heimatstadt
in liebe gewidmet
die apotheke zum lowen

Geschaffen von Bonif. Stirnberg
Aachen

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°6'17" E 8°45'39"

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