Obelisk am Rondell

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  • Willigipfel

    The obelisk erected in 1834 was designed by the Gotha court architect Gustav Eberhard. Four inscriptions are appropriate. On one are the names of those involved in road construction. The three other inscriptions are:"How the road so safely and easily soars to the heights, linking countries with countries, reviving trade and the arts."
    "Hail to the creative mind, which transformed the wilderness into the friendly garden, and turns nature's terror into loveliness."
    "Ernst Herzog zu Sachsen built this road to the height of the mountain 2572 par. Feet in the years 1830 = 1832."
    Above are the coats of arms of Saxony (the Rautenkranz), Henneberg (the hen) and twice of Prussia (the lion) attached.
    The name Rondell comes from a round piece of lawn that surrounded the obelisk. Across the street is the forest worker monument. (Source Wikipedia)

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Mapf

    The rondel at Oberhof is an obelisk and monument of traffic history at the intersection of the Thuringian state road 3247, the former federal road 247, with the Rennsteig.
    The roundel commemorates the road construction from 1830 to 1832, which was managed by the Gotha captain and road builder Julius von Plänckner. The section Gotha-Oberhof-Zella caused Duke Ernst I to get a short connection of his duchies Gotha and Coburg. The Kingdom of Prussia financed the road with it, in order to get a connection with its exclaves, the counties Schleusingen and Schmalkalden, for the duty-free traffic. The roundabout is 826 meters above sea level. (Wikipedia)

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    • November 2, 2018

  • Dennis

    The rondel at Oberhof is an obelisk and monument of traffic history at the intersection of the Thuringian state road 3247, the former federal road 247, with the Rennsteig.
    The rondel commemorates the road construction from 1830 to 1832, which was managed by the gothical captain and road builder Julius von Plänckner. The Gotha-Oberhof-Zella section was commissioned by Duke Ernst I to obtain a short connection between his duchies Gotha and Coburg. The Kingdom of Prussia financed the road with it, in order to get a connection to its exclaves, the counties Schleusingen and Schmalkalden, for the duty-free traffic. The roundabout is 826 m above sea level.
    The obelisk erected in 1834 was designed by the Gotha court architect Gustav Eberhard. Four inscriptions are appropriate. On one are the names of those involved in road construction. The three other inscriptions are:"How the road so safely and easily soars to the heights, linking countries with countries, reviving trade and the arts.""Hail to the creative mind, which transformed the wilderness into the friendly garden, and turns nature's terror into loveliness.""Ernst Herzog zu Sachsen built this road to the height of the mountain 2572 par. Feet in the years 1830 = 1832."Obelisk with Rennsteig crossing over the former B 247
    Above are the coats of arms of Saxony (the Rautenkranz), Henneberg (the hen) and twice of Prussia (the lion) attached.
    The name Rondell comes from a round piece of lawn that surrounded the obelisk. Across the street is the forest worker monument. Source: Wikipedia

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Timo

    The landmark for the Rennsteig

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    • April 7, 2019

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Location: Oberhof, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany

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