The 6m long and 4m high monument was erected in 1989.
The stainless steel sculpture shows a “ram” protruding from the roots. It symbolizes the "force, anger and despair" with which the peasants tried to take the fortress. There is also a board with textual information on the peasant war.
February 8, 2021
Tragic chain of events in 1525 on the threshold of the modern age If you take the walk from the Old Main Bridge over the Tellsteige to the fortress, you will meet at the small viewing platform at the Neutorgraben and directly in front of the bridge to the Neutor (one of the outer gates in the context of the fortress bastions) Monument in the form of a stele made of stainless steel (6 meters long, 4 meters high) protruding from the ground, which is held in place by stylized roots. Set up in 1989, the monument reminds of the ultimately unsuccessful run-up to the city supported farmers against the Marienberg fortress in May 1525, in which countless people lost their lives as well as in the battle against the "Swabian League", also known as the "Swabian League", also near Würzburg. - This was both the climax and the end of the German Peasant War, which was the most dramatic chapter in the context or at least on the verge of the Reformation. The steel stele of the monument is supposed to symbolize a ram, and the roots in turn that common force with which one ran again and again against the castle of the Würzburg prince-bishop - who had fled, of course. The text on the plaque attached to the memorial reads: "In May 1525 the peasants' assault on the Marienberg Fortress failed with great losses. This failure ushered in the devastating defeat of the peasants in the following weeks Peasants and suppressed their demands, summarized in 12 articles, for personal freedom and moderation in the manorial tax and compulsory demands "
Source and more: mein-wuerzburg.com/bauernkriegsdenkmal.htm
August 18, 2021
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