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Monsterspecht und mehr

Monsterspecht und mehr

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  • Les Guilvinistes

    The monster woodpecker is back, since the end of April 2018. 300 kilos heavy, two meters high is the woodpecker, created like his predecessor in the storm destroyed by the sculptor Andreas Rohrbach. Now he can be admired again, and photographed. The monster woodpecker was dead - long live monster woodpecker, the second! Long live the comic art in the greenbelt with its 14 geniuses.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • F71 🇺🇦

    Unfortunately the tree fell victim to a storm in August '17 and thus K.W Waechters monster woodpecker is destroyed. Pity!

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Dodo

    Very nice. It would also be noted that the people of Frankfurt also like to call the lake Jacobiweiher Lake Lucerne!

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    • July 12, 2015

  • F71 🇺🇦

    The original monster woodpecker fell victim to a thunderstorm in late August 2017.

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    • December 27, 2017

  • Nils

    Always worth a photo, imposing woodpecker that you can easily overlook.

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    • May 24, 2018

  • andreas.sarasa

    Impressive sculpture, especially if it comes as a surprise :-)

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Joachim N. 🇺🇦

    Rooted in the protest against the runway west, Waechter's tree art No. 5 is in a contest with the landing planes.
    "Beech and woodpecker,
    that doesn't fit badly.
    Urban forest and noise,
    you'd like it to be different. "
    As the human-sized woodpecker sits up in the tree and hacks at it with its beak, one could believe that it is entering into a competition with the planes that thunder over the forest every minute, preparing to land at the nearby airport.
    And in fact, Waechter's tree art has its origins in the protest movement against the runway west. The woodpecker appeared for the first time at a large rally in Wiesbaden in 1981. On a sticker that F.K. Waechter had designed; Here he picks the then interior minister in the back of the head, surrounded by the motto “Unity + Woodpecker + Freedom”. The bird also went with it when it was transferred to a huge chipboard. It spread as graffitti on numerous walls and had eventually become the symbol of the protest movement.
    The West Runway was ultimately built - but the woodpecker continues to make noise!

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    • October 6, 2021

  • Gimli

    I've driven this way many times. but today I saw him for the first time.

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Carmen 🐿️

    🤣🤣🤣Yes, the great guy from Specht ... You can hardly miss him if you come from the right side and look in the right direction. I also cycled past the day before 😵😅🤷🏼‍♀️

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    • May 10, 2021

  • Reiner

    The Jacobiweiher is named after Dr. med. Hans Bernhard Jacobi, who led the municipal forestry office from 1927-1940.
    Shepherds used to graze cattle at the Oberschweinstiege. This so-called "forest pasture" was a traditional forest use for many centuries, which also led to corresponding damage. Each year, the number of pigs and cattle grazing in the forest was determined by the amount of acorn and beechnuts.
    1592 the Oberschweinstiege is first mentioned. In 1779 a forestry building was established, and in 1889 the forester received a gift certificate. Since 1895 there is only one catering business.
    Furthermore, there are some exhibits of the deceased artist F.K. Guardians, like the monster woodpecker, the Pinkel tree, the owl in the Norwegian sweater. Further works can be found in the Schwanheimer Wald, like the Monster Kinder and on the Schwanheimer Wiese the Struwwelpeter.

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    • April 26, 2015

  • Matthias Weikinger

    Very fun and beautiful carvings! You have to look for them sometimes.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Jürgen Siebert

    Nice to see the monster woodpecker and more.

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    • August 12, 2021

  • Reiner

    also the off-bookers ;-)

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    • July 13, 2015

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