The only Wittekind monument in Germany recalls the great antagonist of Charlemagne. The Saxon Duke Wittekind (or Widukind) fiercely resisted the superior Franks and their Christian faith. The monument commemorates the source miracle, the conversion of Wittekind to Christianity. The original of Heinrich Wefing was melted down in 1942. The sculptor Walter Kruse redesigned it in 1959 based on the old model.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widukind_%28Sachsen%29
September 23, 2019
The only oversized Wittekind monument in Germany on Wilhelmsplatz is reminiscent of the Saxon Duke Wittekind (Widukind). He was the Saxon Duke who united the fragmented tribes into battle against the Franks. He lost. The fountain describes the fountain miracle through which the half-thirsty Wittekind became a Christian and submitted to his superior enemy, the King of Franconia Charlemagne.
April 21, 2020
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