Hitzacker: Marktplatz "De Grode Butt"

Hitzacker: Marktplatz "De Grode Butt"

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  • Siegfried LG

    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.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • JR56

    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.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Small beautiful market, surrounded by many half-timbered houses, and smaller restaurants.

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    • June 13, 2017

  • Tom Pfrey

    "De grote Butt" is a nice fountain on a medieval place.

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    • May 21, 2018

  • Vlady

    "De Grode Butt" is in the middle of Marktplatz

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    • October 22, 2019

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Location: Hitzacker (Elbe), Wendland, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lower Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation10 m

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Hitzacker: Marktplatz "De Grode Butt"