Breiter Weg 203-206
Kaiser Otto I. und seine Frau Edgitha
Emperor Otto I and his wife Edith
Two stone statues on the façade of the former main Post Office of Magdeburg. Their names are in a banderole hold by a figure supporting the pedestal.
Otto der I.
Otto I., der Große / Otto the Great
(912 - Memleben 973), founder of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning from 936 until his death in 973 (
Edgitha / Edith of England, also Eadgyth
(910 - Magdeburg 946), daughter of Edward the Elder, and the wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (
The post office was built in the years 1895-99 in a Dutch late-gothic style by the architect von Stephan.
Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
Justizzentrum Eike von Repgow
Edith of England
Otto I (emperor)
Location (N 52°7'36" - E 11°37'58")
; Photograph: 1 September 2012
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