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Churches Sculptures

Sepulchral chapel in Karlsruhe

Gargoyle at a chapel in Karlsruhe, Germany

This gargoyle seen at the sepulchral chapel of the Grand Duke of Baden (Großherzogliche Grabkapelle) reminded me of a scene of the movie ‘Alien’.

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Myths Sculptures

The ‘Hundefräulein’ at Schloss Schallaburg

Dog lady at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

Looking at the sculptures decorating the courtyard of Schallaburg Castle (Schloss Schallaburg), you may discover the ‘Hundefräulein‘. This is a sculpture showing a lady with a dog’s head. Schallaburg Castle is a Renaissance castle located in Lower Austria and houses notable exhibitions every year.

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Sculptures

A pair of griffins in Vienna

A pair of griffins in Vienna, Austria

A pair of griffins seen at a bollard in the historicist Vienna Ring Road (Wiener Ringstraße). Though I don’t believe in fabulous creatures I always love to come across depictions of them on my urban walks. In Rostock, you can even see them on manhole covers.

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Public Art Sculptures

‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ in Erfurt

Sculptures 'The program with the mouse' in Erfurt, Germany

These sculptures in Erfurt show two protagonists from the children’s show ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus‘ (The Show with the Mouse). Since 1971, this German TV series has been explaining complex facts in easy-to-understand terms. For entertaining the children, informative stories alternate with humourous clips.

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Sculptures

Sunken Giant in Weimar

Sculpture 'Sunken Giant' at the Frauenplan in Weimar, Germany

This sculpture named Versunkener Riese (Sunken Giant) was created by the German sculptor Walter Sachs. The art piece is located on the Frauenplan, a square known for the nearby Goethe National Museum.

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Sculptures

Sun worshipper in Dresden

Sun worshipper at Eckberg Mansion in Dresden

This bronze sculpture of a sun worshiper stands on the terrace of Eckberg Mansion (Schloss Eckberg) and looks down from there into the Elbe Valley. The artwork was created by Sascha Schneider (1870-1927). The covers of numerous Karl May novels also come from the hand of this artist.

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Sculptures Statues

Saint John of Nepomuk

Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk in Windischgarten, Austria

This statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is located at a building named Ehemschiedhaus. The buildings is dating back to 13th century, the sculpture was created in the first half of 18th century. Love the levitating angel above his head.

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Public Art Sculptures

‘Hare’ by Jürgen Goertz

Sculpture by Jürgen Goertz in Nuremberg, Germany

This sculpture represents a female hare. It is located on Tiergärtnertorplatz within sight of the Albrecht Dürer House. The artwork was created in 1984 by Jürgen Goertz. No doubt he plays with his work on the Young Hare, which was painted in 1502 by Albrecht Dürer.

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Sculptures

Centurione I (1987) in Bamberg

Centurione I by Igor Mitoraj in Bamberg, GermanyThis sculpture was created in 1987 by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. It is located near the Old Town Hall on the Lower Bridge in Bamberg. In the background, you can see Michelsberg Abbey, which is currently being renovated. [German]

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Fountains Sculptures

The Garrulous Women of Stralsund

'The Garrulous Women' in Stralsund, Germany

This fountain in the Fährstraße is a work of the sculptor Günter Kaden. The artist created the basin carved from a boulder and the three bronze figures in 2003. The Fährstraße is situated in the city of Stralsund which is part of the world heritage site ‘Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar’. [German]

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Fountains Sculptures

Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

Donkey fountain on the Old Market in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend. [German]

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Sculptures

Sculpture of Uta of Naumburg in Naumburg (Saale)

Uta of Naumburg at Naumburg Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

This sculpture is one of twelve donor portraits located in the west choir of Naumburg Cathedral. Due to the beauty of the depicted lady, it is the most famous one of the twelve. The name of the lady was Uta von Ballenstedt, but in general, people just call the sculpture Uta of Naumburg.