The so-called Orpheus group by the Hamburg sculptor Ursula Querner (1921-1969) is one of the most popular monuments of the Hamburgers. Set up directly on the Alster hiking trail and well known to all walkers, cyclists and joggers. Created in 1958, it originally stood from 1963 on the occasion of the international garden exhibition in the ramparts and since 1971 at the current location in Alsterpark. Until in October 2011, metal thieves struck and sawed the Eurydice to its feet and robbed her Orpheus. Orpheus was also damaged, but was able to maintain its place.Due to a great stroke of luck, the artist's daughter, Dorothee Wallner, owned a second version of the Eurydike statue, from which a cast could be made in the M. Wittkamp foundry in Elmenhorst near Mölln. And thanks to another stroke of luck, generous donors were spontaneously and quickly found to finance the new Eurydike cast. Even Orpheus could be repaired and both statues were upgraded to make another robbery impossible. In the summer of 2012, they were set up again in the Alster foothills, side by side, as they were not allowed in the legend.denkmalstiftung.de/index.php?pg=projekte-orpheus-und-eurydike&me1=226&hl=de&PHPSESSID=942214fe73eba567f4c318a2ed95888d
February 10, 2020
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