Ein Tag🌞 im Figurenfeld🤔.☹.und am Galgenberg 😮..in
Noscha went for a hike.
May 30, 2021
.. spent in Eichstätt!1. The hike begins with the figure field... In a hollow on the slopes between Eichstätt and Landershofen lies the Hessental. Here, Alois Wünsche-Mitterecker, a sculptor from Eichstatt, created a captivating memorial against war and violence.78 larger-than-life sculptures crouch, rear up and crawl on the artist's field of figures.Individual figures show the way into the hollow, where the figures come together to form a bizarre, frozen battlefield.They sympolize the futility of war and violence.Alois Wünsche-Mitterecker has worked on the figures made of Portland cement, granite and basalt grains for over 20 years.He himself did not live to see perfection. Some of the figures were only erected according to his plans after his death (December 1975) in the years 1976-1979!1. After a short distance along the road, turn right up the slope. A stone pine that loud I only know it from southern countries. Cicadas!In the further course, the paths are often not shown. Getting lost is not excluded.But it is good to walk, you will be rewarded by a wonderful panorama.In Eichstätt the residence and the court garden is also worth a visit. Lots of people played bocce! It is ideal for relaxing and relaxing.Then steeply uphill over the Hengersteig to the Galgenberg. This high plateau is opposite the Willibaldsburg... On the meadow at Galgenberg the judgments were carried out and witches were burned at the stake.A hangman's chapel and a witch memorial are a reminder of the inhuman goings-on in the church.The people branded as witches were allowed to say their last prayer at the chapel.Between the 15th and 17th centuries, hundreds of people in Eichstätt were convicted and executed as witches.1. Then it went back the same way.A beautiful hike with a historical background comes to an end
Hello Noscha, that's a thing, I was in Eichstätt last year and completely overlooked the figure field! Something like that makes me curious. Thanks for the great pictures and sharing a super interesting tour. Will definitely be included in my touring quiver :-)
May 31, 2021
It's a really interesting tour. I've never heard of the figure field. I'll make a note of that right now ... my list is getting longer and longer 😅Thank you for sharing! Are also very nice pictures 😊
Thank you very much. The figure field is beautifully integrated into nature👍. You can clearly see what the artist is trying to express! The high plateau is also very scenic🤗😊. Although it is a bit steep uphill!
Yes, the characters are already impressive / depressing in the pictures ... the other topic of witch persecution is also a dark chapter, but also interesting. And it should be possible to make it a bit uphill ... Should also be a round of movement here on komoot 😉
Yes exactly. That's how I see it too!