Erthal-Obelisk

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  • Söhni 🏃

    The 18-meter-high obelisk is one of the oldest monuments in the city. The obelisk, made of sandstone, is decorated with garlands of medallions and stands on a square pedestal on whose four sides inscription panels can be seen.

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    • December 4, 2017

  • WildeHilde🧚🏻‍♀️

    The Erthal obelisk in Erfurt on Domplatz has the following inscription, which was only readable by a photo with a subsequent increase in contrast, color values and brightness:

    THE BEST FATHER IN THE COUNTRY
    FRIEDRICH CARL IOSEPH
    OF HEALING. CHAIR AT MAINZ ERZBISCHOFF
    OF HEALING. RÖM. R. BY GERM. ORCHANCELLOR AND CHURCH PRINCE
    ALSO BORN PRINCE AND BISHOP TO WORMS etc. etc.
    JANUARY 3, 1719. CHOSEN JULY 18, 1774.
    IN THE HIGHEST OWNERS PERSON CURRENTLY IN
    ERFURT 17 MAY 1777. HAVE THIS MONUMENT
    TO ETERNAL MEMORY FROM DEEPLY PAYABLE
    GRATEFULNESS OF THE HIGHEST GRACEFUL GUARDIANS
    PRESENT OF HIS CHURCH'S GRACE
    BUILD THE FAITHFUL SUBJECT
    HIESIGER CITY Erfurt.

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    • January 25, 2020

  • Tbrnds

    Monument on the occasion of the first visit of the Archbishop of Mainz and Erfurt city lord Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal, 1777

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    • July 31, 2017

  • Mapf

    Over the years, weather conditions and lightning strikes required multiple restoration of the ailing stones. On the occasion of a visit by William II, the obelisk was restored in 1899. In 1990, at the expense of private donors, a partial renovation and 2005, the socket was repaired (Wikipedia).

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    • October 4, 2018

  • Waldfee

    The Obelisk is a striking meeting place and the steps are also suitable for rest, because benches are unfortunately hardly on the cathedral square, this is definitely a shortcoming

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    • March 7, 2019

  • Peter 😎 🚵‍♀️ 👋

    Meeting point for many tourists. And a great photo object

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    • January 10, 2020

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Location: Thuringia, Germany

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