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.
This sculpture in the city of Rostock named ‘Seven proud sisters are kissed by one sea’ (Sieben stolze Schwestern küsst das eine Meer) was created by Reinhardt Dietrich in 1985. It portrays the peaceful coexistence of the seven countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.
Thoughtful monument to Nicholas Winton located at the platform 1 of Prague main railway station. 669 Jewish children were rescued by trains organized by him in 1939. These trains brought the children to London just before World War II started.
Next to the WEIN+TRAUBEN Welt (Wine & Grapes Universum) of the Vinoversum in Poysdorf there is a sculpture park displaying works created by the sculptor Martin Messinger. The naked man and the lady standing at the road between Vienna and Brno are just eye catchers for the park which is hidden behind the wall.
After a short hiking trip in the mountains around Millstatt Lake (Millstättersee) I came across this sculpture showing Domitian throwing an idol into the lake. There is a legend that the name of Millstatt origins from one thousand statues (mille statuae) of pagan gods and goddesses thrown by Domitian into the lake.
‘Please take a seat but be careful don’t fall asleep!’ This sculpture named Little Sandman (Sandmännchen) refers to a German children’s bedtime television programme using stop motion animation. It happens to be that both parts of Germany, East and West, had broadcasted such a series with slightly different figures.
May I introduce you to Bernd das Brot (Bernd the Bread), a cult figure of the German children’s television channel Ki.KA. As the Ki.KA is based in Erfurt you can see several famous children’s stars like the Sandman or the Mouse.
The location of this monument in a foggy area near the lea of the Saale River is obviously a good choice for representing a famous poem written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: ‘Erlkönig‘. It was created by Otto Späte in 1891 and is placed at the road between Wenigenjena and Kunitz.
The Wittelsbach Fountain (Wittelsbacher Brunnen) attracted my attention by a sculpture of an angel wearing a Tyrolean hat. The fountain was created by Jacob Bradl. Three angels represents those three rivers Passau is known for: Danube, Inn, Ilz. E.g. the small Tyrolean guy represents the Inn river.