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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund

 
 
Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
1. Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund Marker
Inscription.  
Mitbegründerin des Bistums Bamberg
Statue 1750 von Johann Peter Benkert
Kopie 1992, Original in der St. Jakobskirche
Einzig erhalten gebliebene Figur von sechs der 1784 durch Hochwasser zerstörten Brücke

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(English translation:) Co-founder of the Bishopric of Bamberg. Statue by Johann Peter Benkert, 1750. The copy dates from 1992, with the original in St. Jacob Church. This is the only preserved surviving statue of the six that were on the bridge when it was destroyed by flooding in 1784.
 
Location. 49° 53.504′ N, 10° 53.195′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Marker is on Untere Brücke, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg, Bavaria 96049, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing (here, next to this marker); Joseph Heller (a few steps from this marker); Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Claus Graf Stauffenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Am Kranen / At the Cranes

Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
2. Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund Statue and Marker
The marker is visible on the far left.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Upper Bridge and City Hall on the Bridge (about 90 meters away); Franziskanerkirch / Franciscan Church (about 120 meters away); Am Kranen 12a (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
 
Also see . . .  Cunigunde of Luxembourg (Wikipedia). "Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg, OSB (c. 975 – 3 March 1040), also called Cunegundes, Cunegunda, and Cunegonda and, in Latin, Cunegundis or Kinigundis, was Empress of the Holy Roman Empire by marriage to Holy Roman Emperor Saint Henry II. She served as interim Regent after the death of her spouse in 1024. She is a Roman Catholic saint and the Patroness of Luxembourg and Lithuania; her feast day is 3 March....It appears that Cunigunde was active politically. As the closest adviser of her husband, she took part in Imperial councils. She is also reported to have exerted an influence on her husband in his endowments of land to the Church. These included the cathedral and monastery at Bamberg, Bavaria, in present-day Germany." (Submitted on November 14, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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