Statues - Hither & Thither

Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main


Bethmannstraße / Buchgasse
(Neues Rathaus - Langer Franz)

Mosaiken am 'Langen Franz'

Mosaics at the 'Tall Frank' tower

Robert Forell & Karl Grätz
Puhl & Wagner (Rixdorf)

Frankfurt am Main /  Mosaiken am 'Langen Franz'   Frankfurt am Main /  Mosaiken am 'Langen Franz'


On two sides of the tower of the New Townhall, the so-called 'Langer Franz', are glass mosaics of saints.

  1. (east) St. Florian (d. c. 304), commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum, responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Martyred because is did not want to sacrifice to Roman gods. He is usually depicted as a Roman officer pouring water from a pitcher over a fire (Wikipedia).
    Made by Robert Forell.
  2. (west) St. Michael the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia). Made by Karl Graetz.

Frankfurt am Main - Mosaiken am 'Langen Franz'
Frankfurt am Main - Mosaiken am 'Langen Franz'


(St. Florian) rob. forell | inv. 1902
mosaik v. puhl & wagner rixdorf


Built 1900-1908 after designs from the architects Ludwig Neher and Franz von Hoven.


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Location (N 50°6'37" - E 8°40'46")

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Item Code: dehs186; Photograph: 28 September 2014
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