Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Aachen
Stadt Aachen

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Markt

Karlsbrunnen

Charlemagne Fountain


(Wikipedia)

1620

Aachen /  Karlsbrunnen   Aachen /  Karlsbrunnen

Description

Bronze statue of Charlemagne.

Inscription(s)

Around the basin is written:

hic aqvis per granvm principem qvendam romanvm neronis & agrippæ fratrem calidorvm fontivm thermæ a principio constrvctæ postea vero per d. CAROLVM MAGNVM IMP. constitvto locvs hic sit capvt & regni sedes trans alpes renovatæ svnt qvibvs thermis hic celidvs fons inelvxit olim qvem nvnc demvm hoc æneo vase illvstravit s.p.q. aqvisgrani ANNO DOMINI M.DC.XX

Below this text, it shows the coat of arms of:

Annotation

The original statue is in the town hall, on the fountain is a replica.

Tags

Location N 50°46'34" E 6°5'1"

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