Fietje Belge

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Fietje Belge

Fietje Balge is a bronze monument in Bremen - in the middle of the street Hinter dem Schütting , at the Bremen market square and the Böttcherstraße . It was set up in 2007 and is included in the list of monuments and statues of the city of Bremen .

The sculptor Bernd Altenstein made the sculpture in 2007 on behalf of the Carl F. Plump banking house located there . The monument by the Spitzen Gebel building is reminiscent - as can be read on a plaque - of "the formerly hustle and bustle on Bremen's oldest harbor water". Fietje ( Low German for Friedrich), a Bremen Butjer (child), fishes in the bellows and is a symbol of a river that fed the city in many ways.

The Belge or Große Belge was a short, right branch of the Weser . It used to be called Balje and has existed since the early Middle Ages. It was used for boat traffic and as a landing stage until 1602, silted up and was filled in in 1838.

The sculptor Altenstein comes from Bremen a. a. also the monuments The End in the Bremer Wallanlagen, Waller Conversations at the Wartburgplatz in Walle , Four Seasons in the Bürgerpark , the fountain sculpture in the Reeder-Bischoff-Straße and Our Planet on the Domshof .

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Coordinates: 53 ° 4 ′ 30.5 ″  N , 8 ° 48 ′ 24 ″  E