Klaus Apel, Handwerkerbrunnen, 1984, H 420 cm, Ø 160 cm, brass, corner of Fahrstrasse / Nagelstrasse, Trier
The craftsman's fountain, or fountain of the craft, was made of brass in 1984 by the art blacksmith Klaus Apel (1927-2013) from Kernscheider. It consists of individual stylized trunks that are arranged in a circle around the water-giving center of the fountain and end in a crown of leaves. Between the individual trunks and the barren branches and leaves of the tree, a total of 36 figures are arranged that represent various trades. From the butcher to the shoemaker and baker to the photographer, a wide variety of professions can be seen that also play an important role in Trier. The coats of arms of the individual guilds help to identify the professional groups. Emerging from the crown of leaves, the water trickles down over the branches, the foliage and the groups of figures. The column-like fountain is surrounded by a saying in the lower area: "Everybody is an apprentice / who is a journeyman / who can do what / master is whoever invented"
December 22, 2021
Incredibly many details of the various crafts are distributed here on eight oak trunks. It is almost a challenge to see all 36 representations correctly.
February 6, 2021
The Handwerkerbrunnen, or fountain of craftsmanship, was made in 1984 by the Kernscheider art smith Klaus Apel made of brass.
June 25, 2017
It is certainly one of the attractions that are not mentioned in Trier first, but it is designed interesting.
July 1, 2017
At this point / I would like to quickly / say something about the source
(whereby it corresponds to the art of poetry / if this 'source' is a 'well'):
To quote the incomparable humorist Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979), who was known to a wide audience for his word jokes and "Noch'n poem", with a short quatrain:
"There is certainly much beauty in
on the element, the wet.
Because you can drink the water.
But you can - also leave it."
September 11, 2022
Water features always attract magically and this is certainly striking and worth seeing.
May 17, 2020
Beautiful craftsmanship in place
September 20, 2021
Beautifully designed fountain, worth seeing with many details!
August 25, 2022
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