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This bronze sculpture of a fish figure in the market place of the sculptor Waldemar Nottbohm from Pussade was inaugurated in 1986. The background for this sculpture is a legend: It is said that Heinrich von Braunschweig had Dutch dike builders ordered to Hitzacker because of the recurrent floods in order to build a dike around the city island. At that time, there were mermaids and other creatures driven out of the city by this dyke. This angered the big butt (De grode Butt): the mythical creature destroyed the dike, flooded land, drowned people and destroyed dikes and boats. To reconcile the river dwellers, people sacrificed.
On the bronze sculpture is a plaque on the saying: "Think of the Elbe and the fish". It should be understood as a silent reminder. Butt is a symbol of nature, the environment and life.Source:
June 10, 2017
Here, the German Fachwerkstraße takes its course. De Grode Butt bubbles in the middle of the historic city center. The picturesque facades of the lovingly tended half-timbered houses are located in small streets. They end at the Jeetzelufer or in the wide landscape of the big river, the Elbe. The vineyard is a place to dream. Hitzacker is a cultural town that makes you longing.
May 14, 2019
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