St.Crutzen Fountain inaugurated

This morning, Saturday, 26th May, 2018, the St.Crutzen-Brunnen in Weißkirchen, located in a courtyard next to the church, was inaugurated by Fountain Queen Anna-Lena I. and her Brunnenmeister Herbert, who were accompanied by a number of their predecessors.

The fountain was originally inaugurated on 30th May 1999, but only now has it been dedicated to one of the Fountain Queens. The large sphere represents the Universe.

Anna-Lena I. inaugurating the St.Crutzen Fountain in Weisskirchen on Saturday, 26th May, 2018

Previous Fountain Queens with their Brunnenmeisters at the St.Crutzen Fountain on Saturday, 26th May, 2018.

The St.Crutzen-Fountain at the Inauguration on Saturday, 26th May, 2018

Jürgen Ponto Fountain

During the 1970s the Red Army Faction, also known as the RAF, assassinated and kidnapped a number of important figures in West Germany.  They also set of a number of bombs at major buildings and U.S. bases.

On 30th July, 1977, they attempted to kidnap Jürgen Ponto, the chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors.  The attempt when wrong and instead he was shot in his own home in Oberursel.

The fountain between the Rathaus and the Stadthalle is dedicated to him.  The designer, Claus Bury, wanted to depict how he was torn away from his family, leaving a gap in their lives.  Hence the steps which have been carved out of the main piece of stone and placed some distance away. [Read more…]

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