Bike Touring Highlight
The Lauenburg caller is a bronze figure created by the sculptor and sculptor Karl-Heinz Goedtke in 1959, at the suggestion of the then mayor of Lauenburg / Elbe Richard Reuter. It stands in the old town of Lauenburg / Elbe on a forecourt of the Elbstraße next to the restaurant Le Rufer.
There are in Lauenburg an upper and a lower town. The old town is called Lower Town here. You can drive by car from one to the other district or you can walk to the steep and equipped with countless steps "Heaven staircase". The old town is very worth seeing with its narrow streets and old half-timbered houses, where many nice cafes and arts and crafts are. The landmark of the old town is the "Rufer" at the Anlegekai. From here you can also take a boat trip on the Elbe. Conclusion: a beautiful old town, you should definitely visit.
The most famous statue in Lauenburg and one of the landmarks of the city. A selfie with the Lauenburg caller is a must when strolling through the Elbe city.
What is the caller calling?
The Lauenburgers are still arguing about these questions today and everyone has their own idea of what the caller calls over the Elbe. One might think that Goedtke deliberately left the question open in order to promote the dialogue between the Lauenburgers and their guests. Not for nothing is to be read at the feet of the 185 cm high statue:
A skipper, whose barge is anchored here and waiting for cargo from the Stecknitz Canal calls to a passing Elbschiff over. A morning greeting? A rough fun? An important hint?
In any case, a visit to the old town of Lauenburg should not miss a detour to the caller, but brings touching the polished bare thumb good luck.
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