Privy council Goethe in Ilmenau, TH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DerAcubens
N 50° 41.241 E 010° 54.844
32U E 635204 N 5616805
Quick Description: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (August 28th, 1749 – March 22nd, 1832) was a German writer and polymath.
Location: Thüringen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 3:35:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM96FM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 35

Long Description:
In August, 1831 Goethe was in the Thuringian Wood again, where he had got once his first scientific suggestions, and he proceeded to Ilmenau. 51 years, after he had written his known poem "wandrers night song" (german: Wandrers Nachtlied) to the wooden wall of the hunting lodge "Goethe's lodge" (german: Goethehäuschen) on the Kickelhahn in 1780, he visited this active site in 1831 shortly before his last birthday once more. Deeply moved he read, according to for recurring, the last lines of his poem inscription: "Wait, soon you also rest." (german: "Warte nur, balde ruhest du auch.").

Goethe visited Ilmenau during his time in Weimar about 28 times, because he followed, because of his activity as a mining minister in Ilmenau, professional tasks. Also holiday-stays are known in Ilmenau and the Thuringian Wood. The population of Ilmenau therefore wanted to pay tribute to their attendant and planed to build a monument. However, they didn't get around to build that one.

In 1996 the idea of a monument was taken up again and also put in action. Location is the marketplace before the town-hall in which Goethe spent the night when he visited Ilmenau. The monument shows him on a bank seated, on the left and on the right from him you can take a seat.

The monument is made of bronze and was created by sculptor Klaus Glutting from Homburg, one of the twin towns of Ilmenau.
Location description: In front of Ilmenau's town-hall.

Statue's Subject: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Artist: Klaus Glutting

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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