Very popular photo opportunity in the old town of Osterode am Harz, children love to sit on the donkey.
November 29, 2018
"In a pedestrian zone in front of the old town hall of Osterode stands this striking bronze sculpture. It is reminiscent of a time-honored trade in the city and represents a loaded with a grain bag and his donkeys dar. Once supplied these donkey drivers, the inhabitants of the Upper Harz mountain towns with bread grain, which stored in Osterode in Harzkornmagazin. The donkey drivers were self-employed grain merchants and organized themselves into their own guild. "
Source: harzlife.de/bilder/eseltreiberdenkmal.htmlThe sculpture was created by sculptor Helmut Moos
August 2, 2019
Due to poor infrastructure in the Harz, mostly unpaved roads, the transport of food, e.g. from the Kornmagazin in Osterode, to the remote areas difficult. This task was done by donkey drivers, who were placed in front of the Old Town Hall of the city a monument.
April 2, 2018
Beautiful to look at bronze figure with an interesting story
May 10, 2022
The donkey's ears are already shining golden! Probably many people hope for luck and have touched their ears for it.
August 13, 2022
Medieval history is remembered. At that time there were only a few roads in the Harz Mountains that were rarely paved, and if so, only roughly so that many places could only be reached via dirt roads. Therefore, a kind of guild of the so-called donkey drivers was formed, which took over the transport of food with donkey caravans from the grain store in Osterode to the Upper Harz.
December 29, 2022
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