The Münzenberg musicians
Artist: Prof. Wolfgang Dreysse
Location: Market Square
Description: This monument has been an architectural component of the market square for over 35 years. It shows four Münzberg musicians who were formerly inhabitants of Bohemian descent on the Münzenberg, a municipal hill opposite the castle hill. Many of the Münzenberg people earned their money by making music on a variety of occasions. This livelihood lost its popularity only after the war years of the last century. The group of figures, which is made of bronze, is placed on a clover leaf-shaped pedestal made of granite. In the course of the redesign of the market square, the monument was transformed into a fountain, so that now in the middle of the group of figures there is a watercourse where specially made coins and medals can be collected.
The renovation and redesign of the pedestal could be realized with the funds collected by the citizens' foundation Quedlinburg.
You will find more detailed information on the website of Prof. Dreysse.