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The Heidelberg bridge monkey sculpture

According to one legend surrounding this curious statue,the Bridge Monkey is intended as a symbolic reminder to Heidelberg’s citizens that neither the city-dwellers nor the people who lived outside the city of Heidelberg were better than the other, and that they should look over their shoulder as they cross the bridge to remember this.
It is believed that if you touch the fingers of the Bridge Monkey it would ensure your return to Heidelberg, touch the mirror for wealth and touching the mice will ensure fertility.

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  • finepix
    finepixover 1 year ago

    Hi Karin , a great shot and a lovely interesting story behind it as well.x

  • Thank you so very much, David. Your comments are always appreciated. Have a lovely Sunday. We got plenty of snow last night.

    – karina5

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 1 year ago

    What a fascinating story, Karin – thanks for presenting it with your picture. I think we could have these monkey statues in all our towns and cities, just as a reminder… the mice I’m not so sure about! A fave for me! :)george

  • George, thanks for taking some time to comment and to add a favorite. I totally agree with you, but I feel that people won’t care.

    – karina5

  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    I lost my Heart at Heidelberg…Lovely place it is, Karina, long time not visit… sniff.
    Nice picture of this Statue.

  • It is a lovely place. If you want to come here again, do it in spring ot autumn. In summer all the interesting points plus cafés and restaurants are iterally jam-packed.
    Have a nice weekend, Jan.

    – karina5

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 1 year ago

    Great shot Karin. Wonder what has been touched the most LOL.

  • I wonder, too. Thanks for your time to comment, John

    – karina5

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Great capture!!! Love the detail and DOF!

  • Lynn, you are always so kind! Thanks for your favorite and your wonderful comment. Have a nice weekend. Hugs.

    – karina5

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks again, Cliff.

    – karina5

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