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"LOSCHWITZ: Herrmann-Memorial, aka "Mustard Can"" Top 5 Page for this destination Dresden Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kathrin_E

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  • Joseph-Herrmann-Memorial - Dresden
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  • Joseph-Herrmann-Memorial - Dresden
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  • Joseph-Herrmann-Memorial, relief inside - Dresden
      Joseph-Herrmann-Memorial, relief inside
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The little round building, called "Senfbüchse" ("mustard can") by locals, can be found in Loschwitz, a few steps from Körnerplatz. It was erected by the sculptor Joseph Herrmann as a memorial to his father, also named Joseph, who saved the lives of two shipwrecked people from the ice on the Elbe. Look in, the monument is open.

The relief inside depicts the heroic scene in a dramatic picture. The inscription underneath tells the story:

To Joseph Herrmann, the philanthropist,
who risked his own life
during the horrible ice flood of the Elbe
on 24th February 1799
to save the lives of two skippers from Prossen,
his son Joseph Herrmann dedicates
this memorial that was carried out and erected
after his own design
in the year 1869.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2008
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