Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Buxtehude
Lkr. Stade

Niedersachsen

Lange Straße / Ritterstraße

Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen

Hare and Hedgehog Fountain

Fritz Fleer
1968

Buxtehude /  Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen   Buxtehude /  Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen

Description

Sculpture of a running hare and two hedgehogs.
The sculpture is located at the edge of the Buxtehuder Bürgerbrunnen.

Buxtehude - Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen Buxtehude - Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen Buxtehude - Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen

Inscription(s)

On the lower edge:

GESTIFTET VON DER STADTSPARKASSE BUXTEHUDE ANLÄSSLICH IHRES 125 JÄHRIGEN BESTEHENS AM 1 OKTOBER 1968

Signature

19[monogram]68

Annotation

The sculpture illustrates the fairy tale Der Hase und der Igel (The Hare and the Hedgehog): A hedgehog goes for a walk and encounters a hare, who is something of an arrogant jerk. They end up challenging one another to a race, but the hedgehog's wife hides herself and pops up as though the hedgehog had beat the hare in the race.

This race took place near Buxtehude.

Buxtehude - Hase-und-Igel-Brunnen

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°28'32" E 9°41'53"

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Item Code: dens342; Photograph: 14 April 2016
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