Monday, November 11, 2013

Walther von der Vogelweide


Mural on the facade of the Hotel/Restaurant "Walther von der Vogelweide"
in Klausen / Chiusa - Isarco Valley.

In the background the Säben Monastery.

Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 – c. 1230) is the most celebrated lyric poet 
of the Middle High German.

 This post is linked to Monday Mural.

13 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Nice the poet is honored with this image on the wall.

Kate said...

Ah, yes, Mural Monday; I keep forgetting about it. You chose a good one for today! Makes me a bit more motivated.

Dina said...

Oh nice! I have not heard this name since the 1960s when we studied Walther von der Vogelweide in college (in America). And we had to read him in that same beautiful German script that is in your mural.

Bill Nicholls said...

What we would call a pub sign in the UK, looks better though

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for bringing this poet to my attention. My education lacked reference to him, but now I know. Seems he had a hard life, but managed to survive by entertaining nobility with his songs and poems. That is a fine looking mural. Love his poem, "I got my fief."

cieldequimper said...

Oh wonderful! You prompted me to listen to a few Minnesänge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhHsl2Rj_jo

This one isn't bad either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PQaZTMx7Ig

Madge Bloom said...

I was going to say the mural looked to depict Medieval times... nice done.

RedPat said...

Good one!

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, and the building looks old.

Jack said...

I am not familiar with this poet. You live in an interesting area with its cultural crosscurrents.

VP said...

This one is really beautiful...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wall paintings must abound in your area. They add a definite charm and decorative flair to these wonderfully old buildings. Anything over 100 years old here is thought of as historic. Not even close compared to European history. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Gunn said...

Very pretty!
I am so impressed about the artistic touch on many of the houses in your area.

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