Not far south of the Saalburg is a replica of a 1904/05 found in Mainz Jupiter Column. The replica was made by the Mainz sculptor Eduard Schmahl and completed in 1912. The approximately 12 m high Jupiter Column is a listed building. The figure was redeveloped in 2011-2014.
September 25, 2019
Not far south of the Saalburg is also a replica of a Jupiter column found in Mainz in 1904/05. The replica was made by the Mainz sculptor Eduard Schmahl and completed in 1912.  The approximately 12 m high Jupiter column is a listed building.  The figure was renovated in 2011–2014. 
November 9, 2020
In fact, the Jupiter Column was only erected at the beginning of the 20th century as part of the reconstruction of the Saalburg Fort by Kaiser Wilhelm II as a further "attraction" together with the Mithraeum in the vicinity of the Saalburg.Nevertheless, it is not a fantasy from the imperial era, but an archaeologically interesting reconstruction - and also a very impressive one - that gives a good impression of how the columns of Jupiter, which were widespread in the Germanic and Gallic provinces during the Roman period, worked that were typical of these regions.The Jupiter column is a replica of an original Jupiter column from Mainz, the ancient Mogontiacum, which is exhibited today in the Landesmuseum Mainz and is a replica in front of the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate. There are other copies of this column in Paris and Rome.At the time of the discovery of the limestone column in Mainz, it was completely destroyed and was painstakingly put together from over 2000 individual parts.
The larger than life god Jupiter Optimus Maximus hurls lightning boltsThe larger than life god Jupiter Optimus Maximus hurls lightning boltsThe peculiarity of the copy at the Saalburg is that it is not just a pure replica of the column from Mainz, but that it was also supplemented and completed in places for which there are no records in Mainz. It is not, as is usually the case, a cast of the original, but the column was made from limestone by a sculptor.(incipesapereaude.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/antike-statten-jupitersaule-an-der-saalburg)
March 14, 2021
As you approach Saalburg, along the southern trail, you come upon a copy of the Jupitersäule. The Jupitersaal is a type of painted tall sandstone stele dedicated to Jupiter and common in the German provinces of Mainz. It is an impressive must see item in the Saalburg Taunus area.
August 5, 2020
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