Statues - Hither & Thither

Luxembourg
Echternach

Pont de la Sūre

Johannes Bertels

Leuven 1544 - Echternach 1607
abbot of Echternach and writer of a history of Luxembourg
Charles Kohl
ca. 1970

Echternach /  Johannes Bertels   Echternach /  Johannes Bertels

Description

Stone statue on the bridge.

Inscription(s)

johannes bertels
1544 1607
with Bertels' coat-of-arms

Signed: ch kohl

Annotation

This is the fourth statue of Bertels on the bridge:
  1. 1798 - statue from Bertels' tomb in the basilica placed on the bridge. Damaged and destroyed by vandals in the 1860s.
  2. 1883 - statue by Michel Deutsch. Destroyed in 1944.
  3. 1950 - statue by Heinrich Hamm. Because of damage removed in 1965. At present in a park in Echternach.
  4. the present statue by Charles Kohl.

Echternach / Johannes Bertels
The statue stands only a few meters from the Luxembourgian-German border, indicated on the bridge with a plaque, which you see on this photo to the right of the statue. All the houses in the background belong to the German village of Echternacherbrück.

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°48'45" - E 6°25'34")

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Item Code: lu054; Photograph: 18 June 2011
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