Historic Scenes of the Hanseatic City, Rostock, MV
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The 3 reliefs nearby the fountain "Zest for Life" (Brunnen der Lebensfreude) show some tides of events of the history of Rostock. The engravings are written in Low-German (Plattdeutsch).
Waymark Code: WMANHW
Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Date Posted: 02/04/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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The reliefs have Low-Germans incriptions, showing the epochs of each of them.
If you stand in front of the building and take a look at them, so the left plate shows you the early time after the foundation of Rostock. The slogan engraved there is:

Tau Ritter Borwins Tiden,
wurd manch eens ook anscheten.

Translated in High-German:

Zu Ritter Borwins Zeiten,
wurd' manch einer auch betrogen.

Translated in English:

In times of Sir Borwin,
some people were also deceived.

Heinrich Borwin I. confirmed the town rights to Rostock in 1218.

The middle plate shows the Hanseatic period. There it's written:

De Börgerslüd würn bannig riek
vorn lewen Gott - segat de Pastor -
sünd alle gliek.

In High-German:

Die Bürgersleute wurden sehr reich,
vor dem lieben Gott - so sagt der Pastor - sind alle gleich.

In English:

The towns people became very rich,
before the Lord - the pastor says - all are equal.

The plate on the right side refers to the time in the end of the 1970s when the house was built (delivered 01/12/1979). On that plate it's written:

Vel Hüsung brukt de nige Stadt,
de Rat darüm sin Sorgen.

In High-German:

Viele Häuser braucht die neue Stadt,
der Rat sorgt sich darum.

In English:

Lots of houses the new city needs,
the counsil is anxious.

Unfortunately there're no more informations about that relief plates.
These informations written above I gained from the internet and the friendly town archive of Rostock.

Wishing you a splendid ramble through the picturesque historic center.

The translations (High-German & English) above are free ones, made by me.

Reinhard Dietrich born in 1932 in Wroclaw had studied from 1953 to 1958 at the college for Plastic Arts Dresden. Since 1964 he was freelance artistically active. From 1964 to 2003 he lived in Kneese Ausbau near Rostock. Now he lives in Pillnitz near Dresden.

For further informations please visit the sculptor's entry at wikipedia (german languaged).

Thuringian regards,

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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 01/01/1980

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
Kröpeliner Strasse
Rostock, Germany Mecklenburg - West-Pomerania

Sculptors Name: Reinhard Dietrich

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