Goethe plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main

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The Goethe plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main is a German culture award.


The Goethe plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1932 and was originally intended as a souvenir for personalities who made outstanding contributions to the organization and implementation of the conferences and events on the 100th anniversary of Goethe's death in 1932. The plaque was originally designed by the sculptor Harold Winter . Albert Schweitzer was one of the first porters . In the following years, the plaque "[...] for services in the cultural field, in particular to the Frankfurt theaters and the Römerberg Festival and active participation on the occasion of Goethe events [...]" was awarded.

In 1947 the award was presented by the magistrate of the city of Frankfurt am Main refounded. The Goethe plaque designed by Georg Krämer is awarded to “poets, writers, artists and scientists and other personalities in cultural life [...] who, through their creative work, are worthy of an honor dedicated to the memory of Goethe ”. It is usually awarded in the Kaisersaal of the Frankfurt Römers .

The Goethe plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main should not be confused with the Goethe plaque of the State of Hesse , as well as the Goethe Prize , which is also awarded by the city of Frankfurt .

Award winners

Before 1945 (selection)

Since 1947

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ City of Frankfurt: Goethe plaque. Retrieved May 22, 2020 .
  2. ^ KulturPortal Frankfurt: Goethe badge of the city of Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved May 21, 2020 .
  3. ^ Institute for City History Frankfurt am Main: Magistrate files 8,641 Az .: 6920/3 Bd. 2. Goethe plaque of the city of Frankfurt a. M. Retrieved May 22, 2020 .
  4. Jürgen Fackert, Heino Gäfgen (Ed.): The sculptor Harold Winter. Waldemar Kramer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1967, o. S. (in the illustration section).
  5. ^ Eva Dambacher: Literature and Culture Awards (= Schiller National Museum and German Literature Archive: Directories, Reports, Information. Volume 19). German Schiller Society, Marbach am Neckar 1996, ISBN 3-929146-43-6 .
  6. ^ KulturPortal Frankfurt: Goethe Prize of the City of Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved May 21, 2020 .
  7. ^ Klaus Peter Jochum: The reception of WB Yeats in Europe , Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006
  8. ^ Maria Freifrau von Tiesenhausen:  Kolbe, Georg. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 12, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1980, ISBN 3-428-00193-1 , p. 445 f. ( Digitized version ).
  9. Hanna Leitgeb: The excellent author: municipal literary prizes and cultural policy in Germany, 1926-1971 (= European cultures. Philosophy and science, transdisciplinary studies, volume 4). Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-11-014402-6 , p. 157 ( limited preview in the Google book search).
  10. Wilhelm Schäfer , biography and estate in the portal rheinische-literaturnachlaesse.de, accessed on June 29, 2014