Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Burg bei Magdeburg
Lkr. Jerichower Land

Sachsen-Anhalt

Rolandplatz

Roland

Roland, a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne, became a symbol of the independence of the growing cities from the local nobility. He is depicted as a knight with a drawn sword.
(Wikipedia)

1581 (1999)

Burg bei Magdeburg /  Roland   Burg bei Magdeburg /  Roland

Description

Stone statue of Roland in armour with raised sword, with the Burg coat of arms in the sword button.

Burg bei Magdeburg - Roland

Annotation

The statue is a 1999 copy of the stone statue of 1581, which was destroyed in 1823.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°16'11" E 11°51'12"

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