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  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Who rides so late through night and wind?
    At the little pond on the Erlkönig it is easy to endure - there are a few benches to rest and it is a bit shady.

    Wiki: The Jena Erlkönig is a memorial in Jena.

    It stands on the way from Wenigenjena to Kunitz in the Saale floodplain in front of a rock face and is reminiscent of the ballad of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Originally executed as a wooden sculpture by Theodor Wolff, the statue was replaced by a stone figure by Otto Späte in 1891 on behalf of the owner of Thalstein Castle, Wolf von Tümpling.

    It is a powerful, larger than life figure of the Erlkönig who, as an old man with a long beard and robe, extends his hand over a pond below. The statue actually carries a sword in its right hand, this was also attached again as part of the last renovation, but strangers removed or destroyed it.

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Blumie🌻

    In the pond is z.Z. very little water

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    • September 27, 2019

  • ...Martin...

    A great stop for hikers and cyclists. The shady spot on the small pond is refreshing.

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    • October 20, 2019

  • ...Martin...

    The Erlkönig stands in front of a small pond in which fish, frogs and ducks frolic. If you are just patient enough, the frogs will honor you with a quack concert. 😄🐸 Simply wonderful!

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    • May 8, 2020

  • Tellchen

    A great place to stay

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    • May 1, 2021

  • Bergfee13

    This sculpture shines again and again in other color accents depending on the light irradiation

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    • March 12, 2019

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