"Lederstrumpfbrunnen - Leatherstocking Fountain" Edenkoben Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Edenkoben Things to Do: 14 reviews and 55 photos

  Max Slevogt the illustrator
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      Max Slevogt the illustrator
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  • Lederstrumpfbrunnen - Edenkoben
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  • The trapper and his dog - Edenkoben
      The trapper and his dog
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      The beaver couple
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  • Old wine press in the square - Edenkoben
      Old wine press in the square
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Wild West in a Palatinate wine town ? What is the connection between F. J. Cooper's Leatherstocking tales and Edenkoben?
One of the models that Cooper used for the hero of the stories, the trapper Natty Bumppo, is said to have been a certain Johann Adam Hartmann who had emigrated from Edenkoben to America in 1764.

The sculptor Gernot Rumpf created the Leatherstocking fountain in 1987-1990. It shows the trapper with his dog and gun and some hunted fowl. His native friend and companion, the Mohican Chingachgook, is sitting by the fountain together with a beaver couple. The painter on the other side of the fountain is taking a portrait of Leatherstocking in the forest; he is Max Slevogt, who did the illustrations for the German edition of the Lederstrumpf series.

Location: In the square corner Weinstraße/Luitpoldstraße, in front of Kurpfalzsaal, in the centre of the town

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2011
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