Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Königswinter
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Drachenfelsstraße 9
(Rathaus)

Der Drachentöter Siegfried

The dragon-slayer Siegfried

Hero in the German Nibelungenlied
Franz Josef Krings
1915

Königswinter /  Der Drachentöter Siegfried

Description

Stone relief of a dragon slayer.

Inscription(s)

1915 gestiftet vom vaterl. frauenverein
zur linderung der kriegsnote - nach
nach ver[s]chandelung in der besatzungszeit
wiederhergestellt und aufgerichtet von
der stadt königswinter zur erinnerung
an der befreiung der rheinlande am 60
[jä]hre tage der wiedererrichtung des
deutschen reiches am 18 januari 1831

Signature

f. krings

Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, and Kriemhild, his wife, the wooing of Brünhild and the death of Siegfried at the hands of Hagen, and Hagen's hiding of the Nibelung treasure in the Rhine. The second part deals with Kriemhild's marriage to Etzel, her plans for revenge, the journey of the Burgundians to the court of Etzel, and their last stand in Etzel's hall (Website).

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 50°40'26" E 7°11'34"

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