Sunday, May 4, 2014

Braunschweiger Löwe or Brunswick Lion

The Brunswick Lion (in German: Braunschweiger Löwe) is the best-known landmark and symbol of the city of Brunswick (Braunschweig). A copy of the Brunswick Lion stands in Burgplatz square and the original is kept in Burg Dankwarderode (Dankwarderode Castle). The giant lion figure (it weighs almost 900 kg) was cast during the reign of Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony. The Brunswick Lion is the oldest large sculpture from the Middle Ages, found north of the Alps. It is also the earliest example of hollow casting of a large figure since antiquity.

Picture of the Brunswick Lion (Braunschweiger Löwe) in the Burgplatz in Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany.
The Brunswick Lion (Braunschweiger Löwe) in the Burgplatz square. Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany.

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